Eldridge Deleon Ganey

August 30, 1949 - September 3, 2018
Eldridge Deleon Ganey

Eldridge Deleon Ganey, 69, of Leland, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 in his home. He was the beloved husband of Mary Beth Blake Ganey.

Born in Wilmington, August 30, 1949, a son of the late Morris Eldridge Ganey and the late Hattie Burnette Carroll and Clyde Bell Jones, he had worked as a maintenance supervisor in the shipping industry.

Besides his wife Mary Beth, he is survived by his daughters, Mary Lynn Rogers and her husband Greg, Stephanie Skipper and her husband John, and Julie Beth Ganey; his son, Eldridge Deleon Ganey Jr; his grandchildren, Brandon Blue, wife Laura, Jared Blue, wife Brianna, Hope Humphrey, husband Cameron, Skyler Dean, wife Shannon, Faith Pope, husband Aaron, Taylor Dean, Erin Ganey, Ryan Ganey, Waylon Fairfax, Kaitlyn, Madison, and Jaylynn Rogers; his great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Dean, Steven Brody Blue, and Braydon Pope; his sisters, Wanda Yopp and husband Allen, Vicki Lehrschall and husband Roland, and Sheila Irving and husband Shane, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his great-granddaughter Arianna Blue.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 pm in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel with funeral services being held on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brandon Blue, Jared Blue, Skyler Dean, Ryan Ganey, Aaron Pope and Cameron Humphrey.

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  • September 06, 2018
    Lynn Best lit a candle:
    Lit since September 6, 2018 at 9:19:19 AM

  • September 08, 2018
    Patricia & Ronnie Lewis says:
    Ronnie and Pat Lewis. Beth and Julie Beth, cherish your memories that y'all made together. We didn't lose a cousin, we lost our brother. Deleon, you will be missed by so many people. I'm happy to know that you are in Heaven looking down on us. Beth and Julie Beth, if y'all need anything please let us know. We love y'all so much.

  • September 07, 2018
    Sarah and Mike Hopkins says:
    Deleon was a great neighbor at White Lake. We sure had some good times down there. Me and Mike will surely miss him. Prayers for the family.

  • September 07, 2018
    Wanda &David Palmer,Sr lit a candle:
    Lit since September 7, 2018 at 9:51:42 AM

  • September 07, 2018
    Terry Hannah says:
    Terry Hannah I remember when I was little boy you used to come up to Granddaddy's pick me up all the time. From 4 up to 10 years old we went everywhere together, they didn't make them any better then you. now that I sit here and think I could go on and on about the times we shared together and I will never forget them. You could always put a smile on my face no matter how bad I felt you always made me feel better. I was always glad to see you you just had that peaceful and understanding way about you. you will surely be mised