Walter Melville Stockett

May 21, 1931 - October 20, 2016
Walter Melville Stockett

Walter M. Stockett, 85, beloved husband of Cheryl Ann Betz Stockett, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCenter in Wilmington.

Born in Baltimore, MD, May 21, 1931, a son of the late Walter M. and Jessie Keller Stockett, he had been employed as a government contractor until his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Harbor United Methodist Church.

Besides his wife Cheryl, he is survived by his daughters, Karen Lynn Floyd McGatlin and her husband Johnnie of Colorado, Denise Darden of Atlanta,Georgia, and Trisha Mullaney and her husband Dan of New Freedom, Pennsylvania; his son, William Allely and his wife Heather of Wilmington; his brother, William Stockett of Baltimore, Maryland, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His visitation will be Sunday, October 23, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Graveside Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011

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  • October 21, 2016
    Evelyn Fitzgerald says:
    Cheryl and Family, I have many fond memories of Walt, from his being the "mayor of Land's End", to watching him painstakingly pack food boxes at Harbor, even when he was beginning to slow down. He always had a giving heart and a smile, calling me "pretty Elizabeth"--always wanting a good hug and squeeze when I would visit. Heaven has a new star. I'll keep all of you in my prayers, today and forward. ev