Dewey Abb Stallings

April 14, 1947 - November 16, 2017
Dewey Abb Stallings


Dewey Abb Stallings, 70, of Wilmington, NC passed away at his place of residence on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Dewey was commonly referred to by his middle name Abb.  Abb was born and raised in Smithfield, NC.  He graduated from Smithfield High with the class of 1965.  Abb enlisted, and is a veteran of the US Marine Corp.  Abb was most recently employed by the US Army Corp of Engineers in Wilmington NC.  His career with the Corp spanned over 40 years. His most recent position was Contract Specialist at the Wilmington district.  During his service with the Corp, Abb received numerous recognition awards for his outstanding performance.  Abb made many friends in the Wilmington area and throughout his travels with the Corp.  He will be missed by many near and afar.

Dewey Abb is survived by his two daughters, Rachel Stallings of Wendell, NC and Nicole Stallings of Charlotte, NC.  In addition, he is survived by one brother Jimmy (Joby) Stallings of Louisburg, NC and one sister GeorgeAnn Stallings Ricks of Knightdale, NC.  His nephews Chris and Jimmy Stallings and niece Noel Yackubowski.

Dewey was predeceased by both parents George A Stallings and Rachel S Stallings of Smithfield, NC.

A private memorial service for immediate family will be at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

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  • November 28, 2017
    Paula Carper says:
    I knew Abb for many years when he worked in the Wilmington DIstrict and Falls Lake. He was always such a pleasure to be around....friendly and kind. He will be missed by many.

  • November 28, 2017
    Sherry Bassili says:
    Abby was loved by all who knew him he was kind and compassionate about anything he did he will be missed by many RIP my friend

  • November 28, 2017
    Sherrel Bunn says:
    Abb was a co-worker with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and friend for over 25 years. He had a meticulous mind, a wonderful smile and was a very kind man who loved his family and friends. I smile to myself…when I think of asking him a question…and he would answer with his favorite word…”Yep”…! “Thank you Abb” for your friendship…and I know you are rejoicing in heaven! Sending sincere condolences to Abb’s family…

  • November 28, 2017
    Thomas freeman says:
    I met Abb in the late 70's when he was a construction inspector on the Falls (Dam) Project. Following the completion of the construction he was hired as a contract specialist and worked in the Falls Lake operations office where I worked. Abb and I had a lot of good times together. Latter Abb accepted a job in Wilmington. Whenever I was in the Wilmington office I always made it a point to stop in and say hello to an old friend. Rest in Peace.

  • November 28, 2017
    George Ann Stallings Ricks says:
    I will always carry a mental picture of Abb from childhood...sitting in front of the heater at home reading a book or studying notes. He was meticulous, studious, patient, and reserved. His hair was always combed and his shirt tail tucked in. He would help me memorize my lines for a school play, or "call out my notes" for a test when Mama was busy. He seemed to always have time for me. I would stay up late for when he came home from dates so we could talk. Later, when he returned from the Marines and moved to Raleigh, he would let me ride around with him in his Plymouth Fury. Such sweet memories. I love you Abb and look forward to the day when we all meet again.