Hubert, NC – James Henry Lind passed away on July 23, 2014, in Yuba City, CA.
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James was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served as a Civil Engineer, performing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning duties. He was assigned to Hill AFB in Utah, and Langley AFB in Virginia. James enjoyed working out, playing football and basketball, working on driving sports cars and playing Xbox with his friends. Most of all James loved his daughters, Hope and Olivia Faith. James' personality was one of love and laughter and his friendly smile was infectious as he made those around him feel welcomed and loved.
James was born October 4, 1986, at Camp Lejeune, NC and graduated from Derby High School in Kansas in 2005. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 2005.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, William E. Goodnite, USMC Ret., (Vietnam Veteran) and his great-grandfather, John A. Goodnite, USN Ret. (World War II Veteran) and great-grandmother, Muriel Goodnite.
James is survived by his two daughters, Hope and Faith Lind; his parents, Teresa Goodnite and Daryl Nuutinen; brother and sister-in-law, John and Kelly Lind; sister, Samantha Nelson and her husband, Justin; his nephews, Caleb and Landon; maternal grandmother, Catherine Goodnite; paternal grandparents, Donald and Shirley Nuutinen; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends, including his dog, Rocky.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at Jones Funeral Home, 303 Chaney Avenue, Jacksonville, NC 28540 with a graveside service to follow at noon at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
A memorial service will also be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Blaine, MN, with the family receiving friends beginning at 3 p.m.
James will forever be in our hearts and his spirit will continue to live within us. He has joined our Father in Heaven and his family there as well. We will cherish the day when we will forever be reunited with him.
Internet condolences may be left at jonesfh.org.
Jones Funeral Home & Crematory
303 Chaney Ave Jacksonville, NC 28540
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from July 28 to July 29, 2014