Dan M. Pless

August 29, 1965 - March 28, 2019
Dan M. Pless


Dan Medlin Pless came into this world on August 29th, 1965 in Lexington, NC. Named after the doctor that delivered him, Dan was the fourth (and “favorite child”) as well as devoted son to his loving parents “Miss Judy and Charlie” Pless. He was especially close with his “little” big sister, Jenny Pless and is survived by siblings Karen Clark, Deborah McMaster, and Charles Pless.

Dan moved to Wilmington in 1986 where he excelled in the automotive service industry. Immensely hard-working, he was and will be remembered as one of the finest service advisors and service managers this area has ever seen.

Dan was passionate about golfing, anything Chevrolet, as well as the “vastly superior” Lexington-style barbeque and slaw. He was one of the most giving people you would ever have the good fortune to meet. Dan will be remembered for many things, chief among them his generous, kind and loving nature and his “colorful” use of the English language. He would give you the shirt off his back, a shoulder to lean on, a warm smile, an ear to listen and an unwavering devotion to those he loved. To know Dan was to love him and if he knew you…he loved you right back.

In the early morning of March 28th, 2019 Dan decided he was tired and wanted to go home. Each day he always made sure to leave the world in a better place than he found it. Please honor his memory by doing the same.

Memorial gathering will be 2 pm Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • April 02, 2019
    Michael Rohde lit a candle:
    Lit since April 2, 2019 at 4:37:57 PM

  • April 03, 2019
    ernie vasquez says:
    Dan M Pless i have know you for as many years as jenny your sister the most loving person i have ever known your( little big sister jenny) my heart aches for her so much! I have gotten to know you so much more in these past few days by the things people say being with jenny and me recalling the to few times I had the opportunity to be in your company. 4this I'm regretful i will look out for her even in these hard times all she wants to do is give of herself in your name i hope and pray that your soul that she now carries in heart is where you'd want it to be in peace and at rest because here all you did is for others you will be missed with love. in your words E man!

  • April 03, 2019
    Angelique Rushing says:
    I moved from Wilmington in last 5 years. Dan found me on Facebook. The first thing he wanted to do was catch up and help me in anyway with my vehicle. Once he knew I wasn't in the area, then it was to help my family. Dan was truly a caring person, one I always enjoyed working with. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  • April 04, 2019
    Lisa Chitwood says:
    Dan, Words can’t express how much I’ll miss you. You were always there for me when I needed your great advice. You’re are my brother from another Mother, and we were just that close. You stopped by my house a few weeks ago and I hugged you bye and told you I love you like we always did. Never hung up the phone without saying it. I can’t stand the thought that I will not see you again in this world. My heart is broken ! I never knew you were so depressed or I would of done anything to help you. Love you and miss you forever! My true friend forever. ❤️

  • April 05, 2019
    Brenda & James lit a candle:
    Lit since April 5, 2019 at 4:06:35 AM