Charles Eugene Lines

March 8, 2013
Charles Eugene Lines


Charles Eugene Lines, 74, of Wilmington, NC, passed away March 8, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Lines, or Papa, as he was affectionately called, was born in Bermuda to the late Richard and Muriel Bernard Lines. He began working at twelve years of age, including time aboard the Queen of Bermuda. Due to his strong work ethic, he was able to start and operate a successful retail business in Bermuda. He traveled the world, bowling, playing soccer, and fishing, after which he retired to the US where he had his favorite job of all, helping to raise his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Lines.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Francis, of Wilmington; two sons, Jason Dennis and Duane Dennis, of Bermuda; two brothers, Frank Lines and Bertie Lines, both of Bermuda; a sister, Jane Lines of Bermuda; five grandchildren, Allison Dennis, Kayla Francis, Aiden Dennis, Payton Francis, and Dylan Francis; and former wife, but still close friend, Catherine Lines; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life at 6 PM, Tuesday, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, where friends and family are encouraged to share stories and memories.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 20, 2013
    Sonja Winchell nee Faries says:
    I knew Gene well in his younger years when he was working on the Queen of Bermuda and have some fond memories of him and our mutual friends. My condolences to all of his family.

  • March 22, 2013
    Michelle Lines/Francis says:
    As you may know, I am Gene's daughter. I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent their sympathy and condolences to myself, my children and my family. For the past few years, my dad has been living with me and actually helping me with my kids. He would get them ready for school every day and get them off the bus. The past few years he has thoroughly enjoyed his time with me but most certainly his three grandchildren. And I look back now and cherish every minute. I just wasn't ready for him to go and I feel like there is a huge void at home without him. This has been the most difficult time in my life, but find peace that those that knew him have such fond memories as I do. Again, thank you for the kind words and always remember the good times as that is what dad would have wanted. Dad, I miss you every minute of everyday and would do anything to have you back but you are in a better place now. I know you are watching me and the kids and you will always be in our hearts. We will meet again one day. I love you. RIP

  • March 16, 2013
    Gerry Carlone says:
    Dear Michelle and family, I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gene and wish to extend my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you and the entire family. I met your Dad many (40) years ago through very dear mutual friends and his brother Frank. He was a very special person, always filled with compassion and caring for everyone. It was a privelege and a pleasure to have known him. I will always remember him with fond memories as will all who knew him. I pray that the beautiful memories you hold of the times you shared together will help you through this most difficult time. In deepest sympathy and prayers... Rest in Peace Gene... we will miss you!!!

  • March 16, 2013
    Meredith L Kosits says:
    How sad I was to hear of Gene's passing...now he is at peace...He was a wonderful guy and I shall miss seeing him when I go to Bermuda. My condolences to his daughter and her family who I know must have been a great comfort to him in his last year. Rest In Peace My Dear Friend...Meredith

  • March 16, 2013
    Meredith L Kosits says:
    My deepest Sympathy to his daugter and family. Gene was a great guy and am glad he found so much happiness with his grandchildren. I remember him from many years ago when he was much younger and played football in Bermuda. May he finally rest in enternal peace.