James Broadus Egerton

Published 11:31 pm Monday, September 29, 2014

James Broadus Egerton, 56, of Greenville, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 6 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Jim was born in Charleston, S.C., lived most of his early life in Greenville and had made his home in the Macclesfield community since 1999.  He was a 1977 graduate of J. H. Rose High School.  In 1982 he received an undergraduate degree in Biology and in 1995 a Masters in Science Education from East Carolina University.

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Jim began his teaching career by teaching Biology at Tarboro High School from 1995 – 2002.  While at Tarboro High School he also served as the coach for both boys and girls tennis and received the Margaret Ruffin Teaching Award.  In 2003 he began teaching Biology at Wilson Community College.  During his tenure at the community college he was recognized for teaching excellence by being selected as Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014.

He was a long time member of St. James United Methodist Church and was active in Faith in the Field.  Jim was an avid fisherman, woodworker and tennis player.  He earned a Silver Medal in tennis at the United States Transplant Games.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Thomas Egerton, his mother and stepfather, Juanita and Tom Greer.

He is survived by: his wife of 18 years, Angela Britt Egerton; daughter, Samantha Nicole Egerton of the home; brothers, Tom Egerton and wife, Dorsey of Greenville and David Greer and wife, Karen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister, Alison Neely and husband, Chip of Raleigh, N.C.; grandmother, Sarah Elliott Egerton of Columbus, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Nick and Kendall Egerton, Heather Greer, Jessica Neely Regan, Annie, Griffin and Grace Britt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samantha Nicole Egerton

Scholarship Fund, c/o St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 East 6th St., Greenville, N.C. 27858.

Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.

Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com