Albert Leland Cherry

April 4, 1942 - December 23, 2016
Albert Leland Cherry

Albert Leland Cherry (74) of Wilmington, N.C. died Friday, December 23, 2016 with his family by his side.

He was born on April 4, 1942, in New Hanover County, the son of Joseph Leland Cherry and Jacqueline Edens Cherry.

He is survived by his two children: Jacqueline Suzette Cherry Greene (Dan) of Decatur, Georgia and Albert Leland Cherry Jr. (Kelly Stephenson) of Huntington Beach, California.  Albert is also survived by his two wonderful grandchildren Sarah Mackenzie Greene and Samuel Jacob Greene of Decatur, Georgia, who lovingly refer to him as Papa.  He is also survived by his mother Jane Edens Cherry of Wilmington, his brother Sydney James Cherry of Atlanta, Georgia, his sisters Penny C. Cracker (Andy) of Wilmington, Jane C. McCloskey (Tom) of Orlando, Florida, Phyllis C. Fuller (Russ) of Cary, NC, and Brenda F. Cherry of Wilmington, NC. Albert also has numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.

Albert was also preceded in death by his father, Joseph Leland Cherry of Wilmington, and his chocolate Labrador Woody.

Albert graduated from New Hanover High school in 1960 where he was a member of the ROTC Drill Team.  After attending Wilmington College, he enlisted in the US Navy and served on the Destroyer USS Eugene A. Greene.

Albert was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and training dogs.  In later years Albert became an avid reader and enjoyed attending area antique auctions.

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28, a memorial service will be held at Winter Park Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in Chadbourn Hall at Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Ave.

In lieu of flowers, Albert’s family encourages contributions be made to: JDRF Coastal Carolina Branch 1015 Ashes Drive Suite 101, Wilmington, N.C. 28405 or ASPCA of New Hanover County.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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