James Alton "Jimmy" Aspinwall, 79, of Patterson, passed away Tuesday evening, October 18, 2022, at Outer Banks Hospital in North Carolina.

Born in Tyrone, February 16, 1943, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. Also known as “Bobo,” he was proud to serve the U.S. Navy for over 13 years as an electrician on nuclear submarines. He was also part of the founding team for the Georgia Quick Start program and later retired as an independent electrical contractor. He enjoyed doing woodwork of all kinds—especially furniture and birdhouses, traveling to “explore the country,” attending auctions, playing Bridge and crossword puzzles online and debating Scripture passages with friends. He was a member of the Patterson Masonic Lodge. He was a philosopher, a problem solver and an inventor. He was always dreaming up new “contraptions” and searching for solutions that would make life easier for the people around him. He was constantly working on at least one plan in the back of his mind and would never give up on finding the right answer. He was a deeply devoted husband and father whose strong faith served as a foundation for all parts of his life.

He was a son of the late Alton and Mina Ophelia Smith Aspinwall.

Survivors include his wife, Iris Davis Roberson Aspinwall, Patterson; a daughter, Jo Ellen Aspinwall, Elizabeth City, NC; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Shanna (Brian) Chesser, Patterson; a sister, Ruth Johnson, Fayetteville; a nephew, Greg (Robin) Johnson, Fayetteville; three great-nieces and nephews, Megan Johnson Coney, Tallahassee, FL, Kaitlyn Johnson, Charleston, SC, and Ryan Johnson of Texas; three great-great-nieces and nephews, Ella, Landon and Logan Coney and many loving cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Offerman Cemetery.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, from the Offerman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials be made to the Debbie Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Nursing, Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary, 1255 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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