Charles Stanland

January 31, 2012
Charles Stanland


Charles Horace Stanland, 78, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Charles H. & Orpha Seitter Stanland.

Charles was a life long member of St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church. He retired after 37 years at International Paper Company/Federal Paper, and was the owner and operator of Sedgefield Nursery. He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving in the Signal Corps. He loved gardening and was an avid collector of “Hot Wheels”.

Surviving are his wife Wilhelmina; two sons Freddy Stanland and wife Allyson, Carl Stanland and wife Karen; daughter Helen Whitley and husband Ken, three grandchildren Kevin and Justin Whitley and Kathryn Stanland.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 2237 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

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


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  • February 01, 2012
    Joseph kovach says:
    I wish i could got of know you better and I hope you have a good after life r.i.p

  • February 01, 2012
    Lora Dawn Smith says:
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you during this difficult time.

  • February 02, 2012
    Lisa Long Sowell says:
    I was sorry to hear about Mr. Stanland's passing. I miss seeing him working with his plants. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • February 02, 2012
    Ms. L. Danyce Dicks says:
    Helen and Ken, My family and I send our heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Helen - you were truly a devoted and loving daughter spending each and every evening with your Dad at Northchase. I know that it was not always easy; however, you persevered and did your best to provide the quality care he needed. I know because I was also there spending quality time with my loving Mother. As you reflect on the past few months, know that you made your Dad proud by ensuring that he was as comfortable as possible. God's blessings and prayers to you and yours as you grieve and know that God will carry each of you through this journey every second of every day!