Alan Wayne Posthuma, age 60 of Wilmington, NC, passed away comfortably at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, on December 13, 2021.
Alan was born in Memphis, TN on October 30, 1961 to Henry Posthuma and Lucy Pickett.
After settling in Wilmington during his high school years, Alan created and nurtured a career and love for carpentry. Known all over town for his talent and work ethic, he created countless pieces of work, his most cherished being his part in refurbishing the deck on the USS North Carolina. On any given day, you could find him playing his guitars, antiquing or tinkering on one of his many projects. He shined bright and touched the lives of many.
Alan is survived by his partner Jennifer Reynolds, his son Daniel Posthuma (Brittny Bailey), daughters Katie Posthuma (Kelly Price) and Saralyn Posthuma, and his brother Henry Posthuma (Terri). Alan was a proud “Paw Paw” to his four grandchildren, who he adored, Asher Boone Price, and Evelyn, Daniella, and Edgar Posthuma. He is preceded in death by his father Henry Posthuma, mother Lucy Pickett, and his brother Donnie Posthuma.
A Memorial Service will be held in memory of Alan on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11am at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, Alan requested for donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, a program that was very dear to him.
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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099
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