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
    Willa Shaffer says:
    My memories are mostly from the 70s, when we all lived in the same neighborhood, and 80s-90s-00s visits after I'd moved away. Though he preferred having just his family around him, Chuck tolerated my close friendship with Sherry with good humor and hospitality. I still remember seeing him returning from work each day on his motorcycle, and the devotion with which he tended to his home. He seemed to love being outside, and spent his time constructively. Chuck was gruff and outspoken and funny and a good man I admired, particularly his devotion to his family. I know his absence will be deeply felt forever. God bless his family.

  • April 15, 2017
    Bob Bradsher says:
    Sherry, I am so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. We will certainly keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • April 16, 2017
    Faust says:
    Hillenbrand Family, I read about your loss, may your many memories bring you a comfort as described in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

  • April 17, 2017
    Joey Arthur says:
    Hildebrand family, praying for you in this difficult time. I know he will be greatly missed.

  • April 17, 2017
    Sandee Murray Spradley says:
    Sherry, Chuck, Lynn and Maddie...My heart aches to hear of your loss...will lift you all in prayers for comfort.