James Henry Kahl Southern Pines, North Carolina Obituary

James Henry Kahl

James Henry Kahl “Jim” born April 22, 1933 passed away peacefully at Penick Village Senior Living Facility in Southern Pines, NC on May 11, 2023. <br><br>He was born in Baltimore Maryland and was the eldest of nine siblings. The day after graduating from high school he set sail in the US Merchant Marines, like his father before him, for three years. Then served two years in the US Army and 24 years in the US Air Force, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. He was a dedicated member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, NC. He enjoyed volunteering and helping out with odd jobs and yardwork at the church, earning the church’s Charlie Berger award in 2015. He enjoyed drinking any beer on sale and maintained his wit till the end. During his ceremonial last beer, he was told that he could have only one beer, and after a slight pause, he added “at a time.” <br><br>He was preceded in death by his son Jerome of Baltimore, MD. <br><br>He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mona; sons, James Kahl of Ocoee, FL, Thomas Kahl and wife Colleen of Solomons, MD, and their sons, Luke of Lexington Park, MD and Christopher (Elizabeth) of Portsmouth, VA; Jerome‘s widow, Donna of Baltimore, MD, and their sons, Samuel (Jenna) of Bel Air, MD and Joseph (Shannon) of Beaufort, SC; great grandchildren, Asher, Alyssa, Elliott and Beau; brothers Wiley, Glenn, Marvin, and Michael; sisters, Anita, Shirley, Jeanette, and Dorothy, all of Baltimore, MD. <br><br>In keeping with his charitable spirit, Jim donated his body to the University of North Carolina to be used by medical students in their research. <br><br>Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.<br>
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James Henry Kahl “Jim” born April 22, 1933 passed away peacefully at Penick Village Senior Living Facility in Southern Pines, NC on May 11, 2023.

He was born in Baltimore Maryland and was the eldest of nine siblings. The day after graduating from high school he set sail in the US Merchant Marines, like his father before him, for three years. Then served two years in the US Army and 24 years in the US Air Force, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. He was a dedicated member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, NC. He enjoyed volunteering and helping out with odd jobs and yardwork at the church, earning the church’s Charlie Berger award in 2015. He enjoyed drinking any beer on sale and maintained his wit till the end. During his ceremonial last beer, he was told that he could have only one beer, and after a slight pause, he added “at a time.”

He was preceded in death by his son Jerome of Baltimore, MD.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mona; sons, James Kahl of Ocoee, FL, Thomas Kahl and wife Colleen of Solomons, MD, and their sons, Luke of Lexington Park, MD and Christopher (Elizabeth) of Portsmouth, VA; Jerome‘s widow, Donna of Baltimore, MD, and their sons, Samuel (Jenna) of Bel Air, MD and Joseph (Shannon) of Beaufort, SC; great grandchildren, Asher, Alyssa, Elliott and Beau; brothers Wiley, Glenn, Marvin, and Michael; sisters, Anita, Shirley, Jeanette, and Dorothy, all of Baltimore, MD.

In keeping with his charitable spirit, Jim donated his body to the University of North Carolina to be used by medical students in their research.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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