Mr. James "Jim" William Prim, III of Southern Pines passed away Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26, 2020, in the FirstHealth Hospice House at the age of 82.
Jim was born in Moore County on September 26, 1938, to the late James and Madeline Chatfield Prim. He was a lifelong resident of Moore County and graduated from Southern Pines High School in 1956. After graduating from high school he attended NC State University. While he was a student at NC State University he was involved in student government and cheerleading. He later graduated with an engineering degree. Upon graduating from college he began his career with NASA at the Houston Space Center in Texas where he trained the original astronauts in the new space program. He enjoyed traveling across the world as well as playing Bridge and earning the title of Life Master. Along with his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Col. David F. Prim.
Jim leaves behind his children, James Prim, IV (Patrice) of Leland, and Kimberly Prim of Bolivia; his brother, Thomas Prim (Becky) of Carthage; his sister, Carole Wunderlin of Pinehurst; his granddaughters, Rachel Daughtry of Orlando, FL and Ashley McDonald (David) of Liberty, TX; his great-granddaughters, Sophie and Maddie; his sister-in-law, Joan Prim; his life partner, Donna Simmons; many nieces and nephews.
A private celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, at Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen beginning at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 150 Applescross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
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