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James Elliott O'Neil

June 27, 1966 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 55)


James Elliott O’Neil, 55, of Reidsville, passed away Thursday March 31, 2022 at Gibson House Hospice of Rockingham County.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3:00PM Saturday April 9, 2022 at Woodmont United Methodist Church.  

James was a native of Tampa, FL, a child of Carole Milton O’Neil and the late William Thomas “Tom” O’Neil, Sr. and had lived in Idaho, Greensboro, and the last few years in Reidsville. A former EMT in Boone, NC and a former Aquatics Director of the YMCA in Idaho Falls, ID, and Burlington, NC., James received an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and a Master’s Degree from U.N.C.G. An avid fly fishing enthusiast and an active participant in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. and The Guilford Green Foundation, James was preceded in death by father William Thomas “Tom” O’Neil, Sr.

Survivors include mother: Carole Milton O’Neil of Reidsville, and a brother: William T. O’Neil, Jr. and wife Mara of Reidsville, nieces and nephew: Avery O’Neil, Ella O’Neil, and Thomas O’Neil and many loving friends from Idaho, Winston Salem and Greensboro.

Memorials may be sent to: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. P.O. Box 695 LaPata, MD 20646, or to The Guilford Green Foundation 121 N. Green St. Greensboro, NC  27401.

Citty Funeral home is assisting the O’Neil family. Online condolences may be sent to:

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Memorial Service
April 9, 2022

3:00 PM
Woodmont United Methodist Church
1926 Richardson Dr.
Reidsville, NC 27320


Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 695, LaPata MD 20646

The Guilford Green Foundation
121 N. Green St., Greensboro NC 27401

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