James Thomas Flythe II

October 26, 1953 - November 23, 2022


Obituary For James Thomas Flythe II

James Thomas (Jimmy) Flythe II, 69, of Raleigh, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. He was the son of the late James Thomas Flythe and Norma Jean Flythe. Jimmy was born on October 26, 1953, and took pride in being a native of Blackwell, Oklahoma. He graduated from Millbrook High School in 1971 where he played football and was a record-setting high jumper, known for the “Flythe Flop.”

He attended Appalachian State University where he met his wife, Patrice. Upon graduating in 1975, he was commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

After fulfilling his active service commitment, Jimmy returned to Raleigh to join his father at Flythe Construction Company while serving in the Army Reserves at the Corps of Engineers Wilmington District.

He was active in coaching soccer, refereeing, and serving on the board of Capital Area Soccer League. As a general contractor, he served on Star Building Systems President Advisory Council and as president of the General Contractors Association of Raleigh. He enjoyed fellowshipping at North Ridge Bible Chapel, which he considered his home.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pamela Flythe Keough. His life will forever be cherished by Patrice, his loving wife of 49 years; his sons and their wives, Tripp and Heather, Christopher and Laura, and George and Mary-Grace; and his 10 grandchildren, Drew, Ella, Harper, Roman, Andrew, Cole, Addison, Lilly, Charlie, and Gunnar.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm at North Ridge Bible Chapel, 7100 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, November 29 at 1:00 pm at North Ridge Bible Chapel followed by graveside services and military honors at Historic Oakwood Cemetery Field of Honor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
New Life Camp
9927 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27614

With gratitude, the Flythe family extends a special thank you to all the staff at TerraBella Northridge for the kindness, loving care, and friendship so freely given to Jimmy.


28 Nov


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

North Ridge Bible Chapel 7100 Harps Mill Road RALEIGH, NC 27615 Get Directions »
29 Nov

Funeral Service

01:00 PM

North Ridge Bible Chapel 7100 Harps Mill Road RALEIGH, NC 27615 Get Directions »
29 Nov

Graveside Service

02:30 PM

Historic Oakwood Cemetery 701 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27601 Get Directions »
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  • 11/25/2022

    Jimmy and I were in history class together at Millbrook. We were always in trouble for talking. We met later when I went to work for Star and Jimmy was a builder. At national meetings he was always ready to point out whenever I took off my shoes under the table. I remember his humor and great attitude. He will be missed. Bless him and all of his family.

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