To Our Friends and Customers
Core Creek Marine regrets to announce the death of its founder and president, Jim Flynt. In the space of ten years, Jim built the boatyard from scratch into one of the most respected marine service companies on the East Coast. His vision and integrity will be sorely missed.
Core Creek Marine will continue without interruption to provide the full range and quality of services for which it has become known. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff remains in place to serve your boating needs. If you have any questions, please contact Karmen at (252) 728-7358 or at email@example.com.
Below is the obituary that will appear this week in the Carteret News-Times:
James Rudolph Flynt, Jr.
BEAUFORT NC James Rudolph Flynt Jr. died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. Mr. Flynt, 72, passed away at his home here after an extended illness.
A memorial service will be at St. Francis-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Pine Knoll Shores on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.
Mr. Flynt was born on June 20, 1939, in Garden City, N.Y. to James R. Flynt Sr. and Elizabeth Fletcher Flynt. He was an engineering graduate of Virginia Tech and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Flynt was the founder and owner of Core Creek Marine boatyard in the Jarrett Bay Industrial Park. He began his career as an industrial engineer with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in Winston-Salem. He left Reynolds to form, with a partner, Famco Inc., a metal fabricating business that in its heyday employed as many as 175 people.
After selling Famco and moving to Carteret County in 2001, Mr. Flynt was an enthusiastic supporter and board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Beaufort. He was also a founding member and vestryman of his church, St. Francis-by-the-Sea in Pine Knoll Shores. He was an enthusiastic blue water sailor.
Mr. Flynt leaves one daughter, The Rev. Karen F. Humbert of Huntington, W.Va.; a grand-daughter, Austin A. Humbert, a student at New York University, and his fiancÃ©e and devoted companion, Dona Anastasi-Styron.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial gift to either the Boys and Girls Club of Beaufort or to St. Francis-by-the-Sea.
Bummer, Jim was one of the good ones.
Like you I had only known Jim Flynt for a few years since moving to Beacons Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, NC. I met him through St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church and the Winston-Salem Sail & Power Squadron.
And like you I knew him as a compassionate and exacting mariner who loved sailing and was a champion of the Boys & Girls Club organization. He is missed here.
On a personal note, my wife Bobbie and I are both survivors, and we both hope Karen is doing well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for her.
Kindest personal regards,
Harold “Cap’n H” O’Briant
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