Jim Maguire, 84, of Wilmington and Burnsville, passed away peacefully at his summer home on Monday, August 5, 2019. A native of New York, he was a son of the late Adam and Alice Linkey Maguire. He was also preceded in death by a brother: Robbie. Jim was a retired teacher and piano technician. He suffered a stroke in 2011, and it broke his body, but never his spirit. Jim and his wife, Ann, had enjoyed their summer home in Burnsville for the past 8 years.
Surviving are his wife: Ann Angel Maguire; a brother: David Maguire; 3 sons: Bruce, William, and Kenneth Maguire, all of New York; a step-daughter: Ashley Lytle and husband, Nick, of Wilmington; 6 grandchildren; and a former daughter-in-law: Denise Maguire of New York.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Niles Howell will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11AM Saturday in the Daniels Cemetery in Newland.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30PM at the funeral home prior to the service.