Charles “Chuck” Edward Hillenbrand, Sr.

May 5, 1936 - April 13, 2017
Charles “Chuck” Edward Hillenbrand, Sr.

Charles “Chuck” Edward Hillenbrand, Sr., age 80, born May 5, 1936, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Predeceased by his mother, Margaret Hillenbrand of Syracuse, NY. Survived by wife, Sharon (Sherry) Murray; son, Chuck, Jr. and wife Lynn (Brown); granddaughter, Madeline; and Aunt Dolores Hillenbrand of Syracuse, NY.

Chuck moved to Wilmington in 1958 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC. He loved his family, the South, the outdoors and animals. He was an automotive and truck parts counterman/salesman for many years. After retiring he enjoyed working with his son. He was an avid student of WWII.

There will be a graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12 pm Noon.

In honor of Chuck, a donation may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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  • April 15, 2017
    Sharon Murray says:
    He would always bring me push up ice creams home after work. You will be missed

  • April 15, 2017
    The Poggi Family says:
    Rest in Peace Marine. Stand easy, we have the watch. - Semper Fidelis

  • April 15, 2017
    The Poggi Family says:
    Rest In Peace Marine, Stand Easy, we have the watch. -Semper Fidelis

  • April 15, 2017
    The Woodall Family says:
    Praying for the entire family as you mourn your loss. Hugs, Todd and Jennifer

  • April 15, 2017
    Harold Griffin says:
    Sherry: So sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Don't know if you have heard we lost Barbara in July 2015. God Bless.