James Preston Daly

James Preston Daly

October 16, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –

James Preston Daly passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, October 16, 2022. James was born April 30, 1936, in Wayne County to the late Norman Dawson Daly and Grace Walker Daly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Lynn Daly, and brothers, Robert and Keith Daly.

James married the love of his life, Nonine, 61 years ago. When he promised to love and take care of her for the rest of his life, he meant it. They worked together, farmed together, raised a family together, and walked this life together – through the good and the difficult. James worked at Dupont in Kinston, then became a contract grower in the poultry business. He always had a love of animals and even after he was no longer a grower, he continued to love and care for the animals on the farm. James later became the owner and operator of Daly Homes in Goldsboro until his retirement.

James had a deep love for his family. He wanted to make sure Nonine, his daughters, and later, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were loved and had what they needed. One of the ways he provided was through his garden. He grew enough for the entire family plus friends and neighbors alike. James enjoyed giving all he produced to others. It was just one way he could show he cared.

James was a long-time member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Through the years, he served on several committees, including being a Trustee and a faithful member of the Men’s Group.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 pm prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Committal will follow the service at the Walker Family Cemetery in Goldsboro, NC.

James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nonine Daly; daughters, Gloria Daly Flowers (Arnold) and Jami Daly Potter (Luke); grandchildren, Scott Flowers (Bethany), Jeremy Flowers (Amy), Lucas Potter (Kathleen Rowe), and Ethan Potter (Connor); 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene Daly (Sharon) and Woody Daly (Pat); along with several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1086 Hwy 111 South, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.