Carl H. Drescher, a resident of Olde Point in Hampstead passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home. He was 81.
Carl was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 25, 1932 to John and Anna Drescher; grew up in Dayton and after graduating from high School, earned his Business degree as well as his 2nd Lt. Commission at The Ohio State University. Following his graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Howe, before serving two years in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. They lived at Ft. Knox; then he was transferred to Germany for one year. This was a wonderful experience for him as his Grandparents and extended family were about 6 hours away and they were able to share in the birth and young life of their first great-granddaughter.
Carl had a lengthy career in sales management with Kimble Glass, Div. of Owens Illinois with transfers from NJ to CA to Chicago and Cleveland OH. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Olde Point Golf Community in Hamsptead, NC. where he could continue to enjoy his love of the game of golf and root for his beloved Buckeyes.
Carl was a loving and dedicated husband, a fantastic father and Opa to his grand- children. He was active in serving his Church, a member of the OSU Alumni Assn. and a gracious resident and friend to all. He dearly loved his black Lab, Divot, as well as other furry friends.
Carl is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlene Drescher; daughters, Lisa Fritz, husband Gary, Andrew and Becky; Kathleen Stephens, husband Ralph, Erik and Kyle; and son Michael , wife Nancy, Cory and CJ.
A Celebration of Life memorial ceremony will be held on July 11 at 11 AM at the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28411.
In lieu of flowers, to honor Carl please consider a memorial donation to LCOR, SPCA, or Hospice.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099