James Joseph Markley, 72, of Buxton, North Carolina, died suddenly on June 7, 2022 at his home. He was born in Trenton, NJ on June 19, 1949 and was predeceased by his parents, James Oliver Markley and Maria Pinto Markley. Jamie graduated in 1967 from Steinert High School in Hamilton, NJ. After graduating, he joined the military and worked in communications. He held several jobs in New Jersey before moving to Hatteras Island in 1990.
Jamie leaves behind his beloved wife, Sheree Williams Markley; stepchildren, Sarah Blount (Jordan), Joshua Covey (Tatiana); and two grandsons, Jordy Blount and John Covey Blount. He also leaves several cousins. Even though Jamie was an only child, a special cousin, Frank Russo was like a brother to him.
Jamie had many jobs while living on Hatteras Island, but the two he was most proud of were being part of the Lighthouse Move and working on the Cape Hatteras National Park Service Preservation Team. However, his passion was his music.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Gallop Funeral Services helps the family make arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.
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