James Arthur McNairy, loving husband, father, brother, and son, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Born December 7, 1961, in Greensboro, NC, Jim grew up in Charlotte, NC, attending South Mecklenburg High School. From there, Jim went on to attend the Citadel, where he was a member of Kilo Company and Summerall Guards. His larger than life personality got him elected Master of Revels during his senior year. After graduation, Jim was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, Armored Division. Following his military service, Jim returned to Charlotte where he enjoyed a long career as a contractor. In 2010, he returned to the LowCountry and soon after met his wife, Heather. Jim enjoyed cruising the Waccamaw River, cooking dinner, playing golf and rooting on his beloved Tar Heels. Jim is survived by his wife, Heather Reames McNairy; children, Rob, Meredith and Meagan McNairy; parents, Jane and Robert McNairy; brothers, Doug and Porter McNairy; and sister, Lynn King. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at The Citadel, Summerall Chapel at 11:00 AM.