Carl “Bryan” Marshburn

February 21, 1968 - August 25, 2023
Carl “Bryan” Marshburn

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Carl “Bryan” Marshburn, known affectionately as FireCracker, passed away on August 25, 2023, in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Born on February 21, 1968, Bryan lived a fulfilling life that spanned 55 years.

Bryan was born and raised in Wilmington, where he developed a strong sense of community and a love for the coastal beauty of his surroundings. He graduated from Hoggard High School in the Class of 1986, and later went on to become a graduate of Cape Fear Community College as a Machinist. His dedication to his craft led him to work as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Construction, where he left an indelible mark with his skills and professionalism.

Beyond his work, Bryan had a variety of interests that kept him engaged and fulfilled. He had a passion for boating and sport fishing, particularly King Mackerel Fishing, which allowed him to appreciate the ocean’s vast wonders. As a devoted Carolina Tar Heel Fan, he eagerly followed their triumphs and celebrated their victories. In the world of NASCAR, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Sr., and he relished the excitement of every race. Additionally, Carl enjoyed target shooting, honing his skills and finding solace in the precision of marksmanship.

Bryan’s family and friends meant the world to him. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Yvonne Marie “Bunny” Chinnis Marshburn. Left to cherish his memory are his father, Carl Browning Marshburn III, his brother Daren Marshburn, and his niece Sable Marshburn; two aunts, Anne Stephens of Wilmington and Susan Snakenburg of Oak Island. Their bond was unbreakable, and Bryan’s presence will forever be felt in their lives.

A time of visitation has been scheduled to honor and remember Bryan. It will take place on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Friends and loved ones are welcome to pay their respects and share heartfelt memories during this gathering.

Bryan Marshburn, will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His kind heart, unwavering dedication, and zest for life will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to cross paths with him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and strength to those who mourn his loss.

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  • December 15, 2023
    Becky says:
    My Dear Bryan, I thought of you ever since leaving Wilmington.Our talks meant so much to me. You will be sadly missed.

  • September 08, 2023
    Seashore Eye Associates says:
    You were a beloved patient. You will be so missed. Our hearts and prayers are with your family.

  • September 03, 2023
    Paul Pittenger says:
    May you rest in eternal peace.

  • September 01, 2023
    Billy & Joy Williams says:
    Carl and family, Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you all during this grievous time. It is our prayer that God brings you comfort and peace.

  • August 30, 2023
    Susan King says:
    I'll misss you forever. You have been one of my very best friends for so long. Peace to you sweetie.