Published DateTILTON — Jirasark "James" Khempilar, 49, of 255 Main Street #2, passed away on June 21, 2013.
James was born January 6, 1964 in Thailand, the son of Boonmee and Suthin Khempilar.
He resided in North Hampton, Mass. before moving to Tilton six years ago.
James worked as a chef for 15 years and was also chef and owner of the Krayatip Thai Restaurant for 6 years, retiring in January, 2013. It was his pleasure to prepare healthy Thai cuisine for the people of the Lakes Region and many visitors from Massachusetts.
James is survived by his mother, Suthin Khempilar, of Thailand, a brother and two sisters in Thailand and three sisters in the United States.
He was predeceased by a brother and by his father, Boonmee Khempilar.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Whipple Chapel of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
The family has requested that contributions in James' name be made to the charity of your choice. If sending flowers, please choose white according to the Buddhist tradition.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.