Charles Edward Hawthorne

January 27, 1948 - March 21, 2019
Charles Edward Hawthorne

Charles Edward Hawthorne, age 71, of Leland, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Gurdon, AR. on January 27, 1948 the son of James Willard Hawthorne and Fanny Mae Green Hawthorne.

Charles served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Together with his parents Charles was predeceased by his son Charles Hawthorne Jr, brother Willard Hawthorne and sister Rev Betty Jo (Hawthorne) Gulley

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Brenda (Merrow) Hawthorne, a grandson Charles Hawthorne III. He is also survived by his loving sisters and brother, Margaret Hampton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Shirley Sims (Floyd) of Gurdon, Arkansas, and Rev. Jimmy Hawthorne (Joyce) of Broken Arrow, OK, uncle David Hawthorne (Ruth) of Arkadelphia Arkansas and daughter in law Shaquita (Martin) Hawthorne of Phoenix, Arizona., along with a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Charles graduated from Henry Bell High School in Gurdon, Arkansas where he was an excellent basketball player. Charles loved spending some free time fishing and hunting.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm till 1:00 pm at a visitation to be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm. There will be a rendering of Military Honors by the United States Army Honor Guard in recognition of Charles’s honorable and faithful service to his country.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:00 PM

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525 Village Road
Leland, NC 28451
910-383-3511

Visitation

Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Village Road Chapel - Directions
525 Village Road
Leland, NC 28451
910-383-3511

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  • March 23, 2019
    Krystel Alston says:
    I'm so very sorry to hear Charles passed! My heart aches for you Brenda! ❤️

  • March 24, 2019
    Shannon Maloney lit a candle:
    Lit since March 24, 2019 at 3:51:17 AM

  • March 24, 2019
    Amy Gonyo says:
    I'm so sorry Brenda. I wish I could be there to offer some comfort and a shoulder. Charles was a great man and loving husband. He will be greatly missed. I love you.

  • March 24, 2019
    Harold and Velvia Stafford says:
    We are Harold and Velvia Stafford who were high school classmates of Charles. We spent many memorable years together while growing up attending Bell High School in Gurdon, Arkansas. Charles and Harold spent many summers playing little league baseball together. During our high schools years we played together on the Bell High School basketball team that went to the first state tournament in the history of the school. Charles was a gifted athlete, and had he not grown up in little old Gurdon he was good enough to have played professional baseball and basketball. But more than anything else he was like a brother to us, and a friend for life. We extend our love and condolences to his family. With love and our deepest sympathy, Harold and Velvia Stafford Class of 1996

  • March 24, 2019
    Harold and Velvia Stafford says:
    Harold and Velvia meant to say we were the classmates of Charles, and we graduated from Gurdon High School in 1966. Thanks.