James Albert “JA” Amick

Born: Wed., Feb. 26, 1930
Died: Wed., Mar. 24, 2021

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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.

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Millard and Marty Thacker
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
So saddened for the loss of a fellow Ruritan and friend James Amick. Our thoughts and prayers to his wife Martha and his entire family. His commitment and dedication to serving Ruritan and his community is apprecated. He will be missed throughout Ruritanland.

Marion Chiles
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Some of my early days in Ruritan National at the national level was with Jim. We were selected to serve on a committee together shortly after I was a charter member of my Farragut Ruritan Club. Jim really enjoyed Ruritan and all Ruritan members will miss him. Jean & I will mourn with Martha our loss. God is our source of great comfort at a time like this. May God be with you!

Kia Smith
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. I know right now is a trying time please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. I will be keeping your family in prayer.

Teresa Brown and Carolyn Gaillard
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
We are so sory for your Loss! May memories of Mr. Amick and the love of family and friends surround you all and give you strength in the days ahead. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

Trina Young Caldwell
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
So sorry for your loss boo. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Praying for you and your family. God be with you all.

Linda Munn Amick
   Posted Fri April 09, 2021
To Martha, a piece of my heart broke when I read of James death. It brought back all the years we worked together and sometimes played together. His infamous laugh I can still hear to this day. We were young back when we first became friends and he always found a way to solve the problems with all of the DNR License Agents and their bonds. I will hold these fond memories in my heart plus all the laughter we shared when people thought we were related. God bless you and all of your family as you journey without him. I will never forget him or you Martha. All my love and prayers.
Linda Amick

Jacklyn Schiller
   Posted Fri April 09, 2021

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