James A. McComas, Jr.

August 11, 1930 - April 9, 2013

08/11/1930 - 04/09/2013

James A. ìJimî McComas, Jr., 82, of Laurel Park, died Tuesday, April 9, at the Elizabeth House after a lengthy illness. A native of Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Gladys Whaley McComas and James Anderson McComas, Sr. He had lived in Severna Park, MD, Richmond, VA and Abingdon, VA before moving to Henderson County in 2007. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and served in the U.S Army following the Korean War. He was employed by the State of Maryland and then the City of Richmond, VA where he was involved in the economic development of both regions. He retired in 1990. He enjoyed travel, live theater, classic films, music and was an avid reader.

Mr. McComas is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn McComas and two daughters, Jennifer A. McComas of Bloomington, Indiana and Lisa J. McCraw of Hendersonville.

Services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Gerald McDonald
7 years ago

I was so sad to belatedly learn of Jim’s passing. Jim hired me in 1968 for the State of Maryland Economic Development Office. I was a true novice in this field and was straight out of college. Jim took me under his wing and taught so much. Not only did he teach me about E.D. he also in a very nice way taught me how to handle myself. I later went to have a very successful career in Economic Development largely due to Jim’s mentoring. I have recently retired to Aiken, SC.

Jim was always a professional, fair minded and cared about people. I know he had a wonderful life and want to express my deepest sympathy to his family in his passing.

Gerald McDonald

Judy Shemnitz
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolonces and we are thinking of you and your family today. Judy, Don,Jason and Stephanie Shemnitz

Helen Struve
7 years ago

Dear Marilyn,

Although I met you just briefly at Fellowship years ago, I appreciated the peaceful thoughtfulness of you and James.

In sympathy,

Helen Struve

Jenny McComas
7 years ago

Dad, I love you and miss you. Rest in peace.