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Carothers Funeral Home

412 South Main Street, Stanley, NC

OBITUARY

James B. Mintzer

March 11, 1941May 30, 2019

James B. Mintzer, 78, of Stanley passed away peacefully at home on Thursday May 30, 2019. James was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but considered Gaston County his home. James graduated from Frankfort High School in Philadelphia. James owned and operated WCGC Radio in Belmont for many years. He was in the radio industry for over 60 years. He will be remembered as “Jimmy B.” to many. James was also one time a President of the Gaston County Ham Radio Club. James was a good husband and had many friends. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

James is the son of the late Irene (Boyd) and William Mintzer.

Left to cherish his memories and to carry on his legacy are his wife of 27 years, Becky (Stoker) Mintzer of the home and Bill Mintzer and wife Jan of Hiawassee, Georgia. James had many cousins in the Philadelphia area that are grieving his loss.

Family and friends will gather to remember Jim at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at The Olive Garden, 432 Cox Road, Gastonia.

Fond memories and condolences may be left for the Mintzer family at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley is honored to serve the Mintzer family.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, June 13, 2019

Memories

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Harrill Hamrick

June 8, 2019

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I am sure he and Dad are sharing memories of his days at WHIP singing the Coddle Creek Grocery song and having a big laugh.

Keeping Jim's family in our prayers....

The Hamrick Family and WHIP Radio

Kelly Owens

June 4, 2019

Gonna miss you Jimmy B... I used to sing on
Wcgc Radio Station he would always say sing my song "Theres A Higher Power" always encouraging me on my singing....Gonna miss all your Jokeing around ....sending my love and prayers to Becky and Family.❤🙏

‘Sunshine’ Hendricks

June 4, 2019

We joked with Jim about many things - his having a personal ‘revolving door’ to the hospital and nursing home - his ‘nick names’ (Jimmy B Minister + Jimmy B) - even his tenacity!
No matter what his negative circumstances were he didn’t dwell on them. He faithfully bugged you until he was satisfied with your answer! He even learned to be a little ‘techy’ and was glad he persevered! I’m gonna miss Ole Jim - he was just getting deeper into the Gospel of John and sharing that with me. I hope to see him again - the Jimmy B Minister - who felt he indeed had a ministry, placing Gospel Ministers on ‘the air’ ! Love 💕 to Becky and the Family

LaTia Hampton

June 3, 2019

Mr Mintzer was one of my favorite patients, I always admired his work ethic and even when he was sick or hospitalized he was still going to make it happen, I’m really going to miss him

Prayers Ms Becky you know how to reach me if you need me.

LaTia Hampton

June 3, 2019

Mr Mintzer was one of my favorite patients, I always admired his work ethic and even when he was sick or hospitalized he was still going to make it happen, I’m really going to miss him

Prayers Ms Becky you know how to reach me if you need me.

Brant Hart

June 2, 2019

I worked with Jim for many years as Operations Manager. He was very diligent about making sure that his clients were paying for their airtime. Jim was always anxious to know how much money we had collected for him. One of his clients mistakenly called him "Jim Minister" in a voice mail message. Since that time, he referred to himself as "Jimmy B. Minister" whenever he called me. I'll miss you Jimmy B. Minister !!

Terry Setzer

June 2, 2019

Jim and I first worked together at WEGO and WPEG in Concord back in the mid 70s. Then again at WCGC in Belmont starting in 2008. He was a good friend and a great guy, a natural born radio man, always brimming with enthusiasm. And, despite all the challenges of declining health in his final years, like the Energizer Bunny, he just kept going. Rest in peace, Jimmy B.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY