John Anthony Gmytruk

April 16, 1961 - March 2, 2013
John Anthony Gmytruk


John Anthony “Bubba” Gmytruk, 51 of Hampstead passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013.

He was born in Wilmington on April 16, 1961. He was preceded in death by his father, John Anthony Gmytruk, Jr.

John (Meatball) worked for J.H. Lea for over 30 years as a long distance truck driver. He enjoyed fishing with his family and always being near the waterway.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gladys “Cissi” Gmytruk; one son, Bryan Anthony Gmytruk; mother, Betty Mills Gmytruk; two sisters, Mary Ann Cliff, and Linda Pearl Woodrow; mother-in-law, Gladys Smith; sister-in-law, Teresa Smith and brother-in-law Tracey Smith, and brother-in-law Joseph W. Smith; four nieces and a grand-daughter; and his special loving dog, “DeeOhGee”.

A celebration of life gathering for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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


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  • March 06, 2013
    "T" says:
    John was not just my brother-in-law, He was one of my BEST FRIENDS!!! He will always be in my heart, and most certainly be MISSED!! Im VERY fortunate to have shared SOO many things in his life with him,and MORE fortunate to have those memories to live on with me in my heart! You will NEVER be Forgotten John, and I will MISS and LOVE YOU FOREVER and ALWAYS

  • March 04, 2013
    Judy Ann Gmytruk says:
    John and I were so shocked and sadened to hear of John (Bubba's) passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. John and Judy Gmytruk

  • March 05, 2013
    Michelle Oppegaard says:
    I'm so sorry to hear of Bubba's passing. He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I'll always remember how he loved to tease me as a little girl while we were growing up. He loved being on the water every chance he got and would always stop by the pier and visit.

  • March 05, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4...states "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death.

  • March 05, 2013
    tara nicole smith says:
    I love john