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  1. I will always remember Jim’s contagious smile, quick wit, and musical talent. He was a fellow sailor who became one of my first friends on Ocracoke. I will miss him, as will many others on Ocracoke.

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William James Wynn, III

August 1, 2022

William James Wynn, III passed away peacefully August 1, 2022 at his home on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. He will be greatly missed by his family, Carolyn Wynn; daughter, Gina Najem (Lawrence); and grandchildren, C.J. Wynn (Meredith) and Nicole, John and Emily Najem.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Chris Wynn, and his sister Jean Cox (Mayhew). He is survived by his brothers, Jon Wynn and Paul Wynn (Joan) and many loving nieces and nephews.

Jim was born and spent many formative years on Ocracoke Island raised by his loving family. As a child, he enjoyed riding the Ocracoke ponies and all of the adventures of life on the island at that time. As a young man, he served in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

While raising his family, he worked successfully in the elevator industry and afterwards enjoyed traveling for many years with Carolyn aboard their sailboat, Carolina. Jim was best known for his love and talent for music and spent many evenings playing guitar and singing songs for family and friends. He will be especially missed for his fun and mischievous personality and remembered for being quite the character.

Special appreciation and gratitude to his nephew, James Wynn; and his much admired hospice nurses, Kathy and nurse Julie for their dedication to his needs and care. Also to dear Rusty, his constant canine companion and man’s best friend who never left his side.

A celebration of Jim’s life is planned for Friday, November 25, 2022 on Ocracoke Island with more details to follow. Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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Tom Bell

I will always remember Jim's contagious smile, quick wit, and musical talent. He was a fellow sailor who became one of my first friends on Ocracoke. I will miss him, as will many others on Ocracoke.