John Dee Wrenn

February 18, 1949 - May 31, 2011
John Dee Wrenn

J. D. Wrenn, age 62, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Durham, NC on February 18, 1949 to the late John Dee Wrenn, Sr. and Mable House Wrenn.

J.D. was Fleet Maintenance Supervisor for the Town of Carolina Beach working there since 1993. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf, and was always quick to help others. He was a wonderful and loving Husband, Daddy, and Pop-Pop, and will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Riley Wrenn; two daughters, Lisa Taylor, and Amy Wrenn Womble and husband Burton Womble, Jr.; grandchildren, Gray, Savannah, and Lauren Womble.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Graveside memorial services will be 10 am Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

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


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  • June 03, 2011
    Barry Johnson says:
    Our sincerest condolences to all who have been blessed to know JD. Always "quick off the line", either by hotrod or joke. JD you will be missed.

  • June 04, 2011
    Bert & Judy Billings says:
    We were so saddened to see the notice in the Star News. JD was a very special person and we think so highly of him. Please know that the whole family is in our hearts and prayers.

  • June 03, 2011
    jerry and diann burkhardt says:
    jd you served man so very well on this earth and i know you are so serving GOD IN HEAVEN,WE SHARED SOME GOOD TIMES HERE AT CAROLINA BEACH AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE CHERISHED MEMORIES TO PONDER IN OUR HEARTS,I THANK GOD FOR YOU BEING IN OUR LIVES AND WE PRAY FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY LEFT TO REMEMBER THE WONDERFUL PERSON YOU WERE,PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL YOUR FAMILY,MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.TAKEN TOO SOON,BUT GOD NEEDED YOU HOME WITH HIM.

  • June 02, 2011
    Sean and Jennifer Hardison says:
    Jennifer and I are deeply saddened by the loss of "John J.D. Butch". He was a great guy, and a truly awesome family man. We have very fond memories, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and continual prayers will be with the family. May GOD grant you all strength and comfort during this most unfortunate time.

  • June 02, 2011
    Joanne, John & Ryann Meisenhelder says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. You have been such a dear family to us for many years. We have had the pleasure of spending many years with JD and will miss him dearly.