James Hudson Hargreaves, Jr., age 93, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Warner Center for Caring.
He was born on September 27, 1925 in New York City, New York to the late James Hudson Hargreaves, Sr. and Ethel Woolley.
During WWII, Mr. Hargreaves enlisted in the US Navy where he served honorably as a Quartermaster. After the war, he graduated from Syracuse University in New York with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.
He married his sweetheart, Virginia Gruman on August 8, 1948 and together they moved to Vero Beach, Florida to start their family. While in Vero Beach, Mr. Hargreaves enjoyed sailing with his wife and other members of the Bloodshot Eye Regatta Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Hargreaves retired to the mountains of Western North Carolina where they enjoyed landscaping their property and attending a wide variety of arts classes at John Campbell Folk School. For the last era of their 65 year marriage, they moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida where they enjoyed the beauty of Amelia Island and being close to family.
Above all, Mr. Hargreaves loved his wife and his family.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Virginia who passed away in 2014 and grandson, Justin Hargreaves who passed away in 2013.
He leaves behind his sister, Judy Bowden of Bend, Oregon, children, James “Jay” Hargreaves of Sebastian, Florida, Patricia (Jeff) Wehling of Huntersville, North Carolina, Peter (Lorena) Hargreaves of Miami, Florida, Julie Hargreaves Hall of Fernandina Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Eric (Jodi) Hargreaves of Vero Beach, Florida, Andrea (John) Mullen of Vero Beach, Florida, Peter Hargreaves, Jr., of Asheville, North Carolina, Ryan Hargreaves of Tucson, Arizona, Kane (Hiroko) Hall of Arcadia, California, Morgan Hall of Los Angeles, California, Wyatt (Rachelle) Hall of Fernandina Beach, Florida; and seven great-grand children.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be at Bosque Bello Cemetery at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Community Hospice of N.E Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257