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James Howard "Jimmy" Heinl

April 6, 1951October 5, 2019

James Howard "Jimmy" Heinl, 68 of Southport, NC formerly of Summit, NJ passed away on October 5, 2019.

Jimmy was born April 6, 1951 in Summit to the late Paul and Rose Hotz Heinl. He had worked for 38 years as a Steamfitter and was a member of the Local 475 Steamfitter's Union. Jimmy was a devoted father, husband, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed gardening. He was a longtime member of the HOA board for Seaspray Cove; he had a big heart and would always help people with their problems. Jimmy loved animals, especially his dog Lola and his cat Shelby. Jimmy entered and won The Southport Wooden Boat Show in its first year. He enjoyed walking along the pier and in his neighborhood talking to the people he met.

Mr. Heinl is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara Heinl; a daughter Jennifer Heinl; and a son Michael Heinl. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy Heinl, Paul Heinl, and Eugene Heinl.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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James Howard "Jimmy" Heinl

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Dennis and Karen Watson

October 13, 2019

Condolences to Jim's wife and family. Jim was a wonderful neighbor and always someone you could count on when in need. Jim always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. We will greatly miss him-

Anne Whitt

October 12, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a good neighbor and always helped in any way he could in his community. He especially helped the senior citizens in his community and would not take any payment for doing so other than his favorite drink, Coca Cola.
Rest in Peace Jim.

BJ Ellender

October 10, 2019

To Jim's Family,

For as much as I can, I share your loss, I am so very sorry.

First time we met Cpt. Jim was at the Wooden Boat Show, then we learned he was our backdoor neighbor. Jim was generous with his tomatoes and plants! I also served on the HOA/BOD with him and found him to be invaluable.

Jim and his acts of kindness will never be forgotten. May the love of God, Family, and friends sustain you through these difficult days.

BJ Ellender & Jack Royal

Richard Goodman

October 9, 2019

It is with deep sadness that Cathy and I feel after hearing the sad news of Jims passing.
As members of the Seaspray Cove Community we did get to know Jim very well and enjoyed
Our lively conversations with him over the last five plus years we knew I’m sure there are others in the
community that will definitely miss him and at this time we have heavy hearts.

Our deepest sympathy to Barbara and Jim’s entire family at this time of deep sorrow and our prayers
and thoughts are with you.

Angela Corbo

October 8, 2019

Our thoughts and love are with you all at this sad time. May his celebration of life be a healing time for you. Hoping he’s fishing in the afterlife and know that he’ll be looking out for you all. Much love from Angela, Marco, Jamali and Esha xxxx