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James Sumner Healy, age 75 of 1328 Michigan Blvd., Sanford, NC passed on Friday, September 7, 2018 at his residence.
James was born on November 8, 1942 in Bangor, Maine to Richard W. Healy and Arline Woods Healy. He passed peacefully in Sanford, North Carolina at the age of 75.
Jim served in the US Army as an infantryman with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. He was discharged from the Army as a Sgt. and after being discharged; he continued his education and graduated from Mars Hill College with a BA degree in History. He went on to receive a MA degree in History from the University of Maine in 1970. Although he was a teacher for a few years, the bulk of his career was spent working as a Benefits Counselor for the Veterans Administration. He was an involved father and encouraged his daughters to become strong independent women. He enjoyed music, reading, woodwork and golf.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Healy.
James is survived by his two daughters, Laura Catherwood of Concord, NC and Mary Manning of Boulder Creek, CA; his sister, Carol Healy of Chiefland, FL.; brothers, Richard Healy of Mechanicsville, VA, Maurice Healy of Gainesville, FL; his three granddaughters: Kelsey Catherwood of Winston-Salem, NC, Avery Catherwood of Greensboro, NC and Marilyn "Maggie" Catherwood of Concord, NC and host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers or donations he ask that any who mourn his death please make their love clear to those they hold dear. His daughters ask if you feel moved to make a donation, please donate in his name to Operation Homefront operationhomefront.org
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford