James Albert Amick, “JA”, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born February 26, 1930 in Lexington, SC.
He was the son of the late Jonas and Bertha Amick. James is survived by his loving wife of almost 69 years, Martha Shealy Amick; a daughter, Ginger (Eddie) Hill of Rock Hill; and a son Leslie “Bill” W. (Darlene) Amick of Batesburg-Leesville. He was predeceased by a daughter, Debbie Amick. He had 7grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a special niece. He was predeceased by 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
James was an active member of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church for more than 50 years serving in many capacities, including being a charter member of the Men’s Club.
He was also a charter member of the Lower Richland Ruritan Club, a civic organization, 61 years ago and helped organize the first Easter Sunrise Service at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. He rose in the ranks of Ruritan to eventually become National President in 1983. He was also a Master Mason for more than 50 years.
James was highly respected by all his many friends both locally and across several states, and he was much loved by his family and close friends. He will be greatly missed.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held after the memorial service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.