James E. Eick

Born: Sat., Aug. 7, 1937
Died: Sun., May 11, 2014

Private Family Viewing

Sat., May 17, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

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James E. Eick, 76, of Greensboro, GA, died on May 11, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens due to complications from neck surgery.

Jim Eick was born in Roselle Park, N.J. on August 7, 1937. He attended Roselle Park High School where he excelled in baseball and basketball. He married his high school sweetheart Marie A. Lupo on September 12, 1959. Jim worked at Royal Globe Insurance Company for 38 years, first in New York City and then in Charlotte, N.C., where he rose from mail room clerk to Executive Vice President of IT before retiring to Lake Oconee in 1997. Professional accomplishments aside, Jim cherished his wife and family above all else. Despite commuting for hours to work by train from his home in Basking Ridge, N.J. Jim was always there to support his sons. And he made sure that his sons had the opportunity to attend college, an opportunity that he never had himself. Jim was especially proud of his two grandchildren J.C., a recent graduate of Georgia Tech and Sarah, who will be graduating from the University of Alabama in December.

Jim's retirement dreams were cut short by the death of his beloved wife Marie in 2005. In recent years you could likely spot Jim driving around town accompanied by his golden retriever Rowdy.

Devoted husband, father, and grandfather Jim Eick is survived by his sister Joyce Eick, his son Randolph, and his son James, daughter-in-law Tracey and grandchildren J.C. and Sarah.

Per his final wishes, a private family viewing will be held at McCommons Funeral Home on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Annette Lupo
   Posted Thu May 15, 2014
Uncle Jim and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. With love to you all - Luka, Annette and Rory

Annette & Tom Sheehan
   Posted Thu May 15, 2014
Randy, Jimmy, Tracey & family, we were so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Jim & Marie will forever be so dear to us. We were so blessed to have them as next door neighbors. We loved them very much. Our hearts go out to you all. May God bless and give you peace always.

Jim Nuccio
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014
I only knew Jim at work and then from a bit of a distance. But it was easy to see why he was such a successful leader: He commanded quietly, intelligently, and with respect. I consider myself quite fortunate to have been a member of his team at Royal Insurance. I'm sure the qualities that made him successful at work were some of the same that made him a loving dad, husband, and sibling. My deepest condolences to the family.

Terry Broderick
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
I worked very closely with Jim for a number of years and had
tremendous respect for him---his personal style, treatment of
others, being always able to find solutions to problems, his integrity,
etc. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Terry Broderick

Frank Gray
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
My relationship with Jim was primarily at Royal Insurance. He was my boss for years and gave me opportunities that i never thought i would have. he was a kind gentle leader and i am sure that those qualities carried over to his family life. I 've thought of him often over the past years and will continue to do so now that he is again with his Marie.

Chuck Kuebler
   Posted Fri May 30, 2014
Young Jim and Eick Family...

Loved your Dad Lord Bless.....still can envision him on the sidelines rooting the Red Devils on!
All the best,Chuck Kuebler and Family ,Wilmington,N.C.

John Goncalves
   Posted Thu February 26, 2015
Jim and I were best of friends going thru grammer and high school together. We would walk to school everyday - he lived down the street from me on Sherman Avenue. We would watch the Yankees games together.

We are both on the baseball and basketball teams. Jimmy was the captain on both teams. (He was the best player on both teams).

His wife, Marie, was always seen with a big smile. I was so sad to hear of their passing.

Rest in peace Jimmy and Marie. Happy memories remain.