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James Arthur Depew

October 1, 1964 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old

James Depew Obituary

James Arthur Depew, 59, of Fayetteville, North Carolina went to be with our Lord on October 23, 2023. 

James, known lovingly by all as ‘Jim,’ was born in Brunswick, Maine in 1964 to Charley Depew and MaryLee (McKinney) Depew. Though Maine was his first home, he also spent time in San Diego, California and Boone, Iowa, where he graduated from Boone High in 1983. After graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Army where he served honorably for twenty years. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Donna, and they were married on December 29, 1990. They welcomed the birth of their son, Joshua, in 1992 and their daughter, Kaitlin, in 1999. After retiring from the military, Jim began a long and successful civil service career focused on information systems. He excelled in his roles within the Network Monitoring Branch, Customer Management Branch, and Operations Cell, all culminating in his final post and role as Chief, Hosting and Hoteling Branch of the Network Enterprise Center. Jim was a devoted father, husband, brother, and friend to all who knew him. 

Jim is preceded in death by his father, Charley Depew; his mother, MaryLee Clark; his stepfather, Robert Clark; and his brother, Mark Depew. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Donna (Cartner) Depew, his son, Joshua Depew, and his daughter, Kaitlin Depew; his two sisters, Carolynne (Melvin) Holmberg and Loree Spooner (husband Bill Britt); his two brothers, Chuck Depew and Dave Depew (wife Deena); and nine nephews and nieces.

The primary memorial service will be led by Pastor Randall Hunt at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at The Church at Cedar Creek (4010 Cedar Creek Rd | Fayetteville, 28312)

A second memorial service will be officiated by Stewart Wells at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at the Main Post Chapel located at Sedgwick St. and Merriweather Rd. (Fort Liberty, 28310) 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation in Jim’s honor to care for the men and women who served our country and communities honorably and the families who stand behind them. 

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Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Memorial Service
November 11, 2023

11:00 AM
The Church at Cedar Creek
4010 Cedar Creek Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312

Memorial Service
November 14, 2023

10:00 AM
Main Post Chapel
Corner of Sedgewick and Alexander Streets
Fort Bragg, NC 28310


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