James “Jim” Edward McNeill
James “Jim” Edward McNeill, 75, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past ten years, formerly of North Easton, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, April 20, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born August 17, 1944 in Brockton, MA to John and Arlene McNeill, now deceased.
Jim was a Nazarene pastor, retired, and a volunteer for the past ten years at the Fort Myers Beach United Methodist Church. He pastored in New Bedford MA and Wolcott, VT. He worked as a manager of a christian camp in New Hampshire and worked at a christian conference center in Lake Placid, FL. He was also a teacher at a christian school in Tampa, FL. Jim was best known for his kind and fun-loving spirit. He was truly a man of God always putting others before himself. He was multi-talented with a history in construction before the ministry and used these gifts over and over in his service to the Lord. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sharyn McNeill of Cape Coral; three loving children, Vickie Walton of Gering, NE, Michael McNeill (Sherri) of Lakeland, FL, and Michele McNeill of Cape Coral; two brothers, John “Chicky” McNeill (Connie) of North Easton, MA, and Daniel “Dan” McNeill (Mary ) of Middleboro, MA two sister in laws, Joy McNeill of Hilton Head Island, SC and Judi McNeill of Eden, VT; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman “Ted” McNeill and Arthur “Art” McNeill.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.