Jim was born in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1924, to John James Corrigan and Charlotte McRae Corrigan. His family then moved to High Point where he was raised. He attended Davidson College until called into service for the war in 1943, during which time he served in the United States Air Force.
After the war, he completed his undergraduate degree at Amherst College, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity and made lifelong friendships. Jim completed his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Jim’s career in finance spanned seven decades and took him to The Treasury Department of the University of Chicago and finally as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service from which he retired at the age of 84.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, William McRae Corrigan and his sister-in-law, Virginia Loebs Corrigan.
Jim is survived by his two nieces who loved him dearly, Louise Corrigan Havens and husband David of New Canaan, CT, and Sallie Corrigan Amos and husband Bob of High Point, NC.
Jim took great joy in the activities of his great-nephews and nieces, William Havens, Charlotte Havens, Samuel Havens, Sophie Havens, Trela Hendrix IV and McRae Hendrix. Jim is also survived by cousins, Sandy and Linda McRae, Catherine McRae, Coralie McRae Barnett and Douglas McRae.
A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Oakwood Cemetery Drive, with Ken Broman-Fulks officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials be directed to The First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262.
Cumby Family Funeral Service is serving the Corrigan family.
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