Larry “Jan” Childers, 70, of Wilmington, NC, beloved Husband, Dad, and Papie, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
He was born in Jefferson Co., OH on July 11, 1942, the son of the late Woodrow and Erma Reed Childers. He was also preceded in death by his children’s mother, Patricia Childers and also a brother, Tim Childers of St. Marys, WV.
Mr. Childers retired after twenty-nine years from Weirton Steel Corp. of Weirton, WV. After moving to Wilmington, he worked at Landfall for ten years. He also served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
Jan enjoyed life and being at the beach and on the water in his boats. He built cars, boats, and a house and also enjoyed oil painting and restoring muzzle loaders.
Surviving is his wife, Margaret Childers of the home; daughter, Theresa Stewart and husband, Chris of Appolo, PA; son, Eric and wife, Hiro of Hickory, NC; step-son, James Lee of Wilmington, NC; step-daughters, Janice Spencer and husband, Doug of Weirton, WV and Erica Sinclair and husband,Rod of Wilmington, NC; nine grandchildren, Yuka and Kenta Childers, Jasmine and Heather Brown, Jeremy Spencer, Zackary and Breanna Lee, and Jessie and David Stewart; great grandchildren, Shane Ray, Trinity Spencer, and Aurora Stewart; brothers, Gary Childers of Weirton, WV, Max Childers of Pennsboro, WV, and Jeff Childers of St. Marys, WV.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a memorial service beginning at 2:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Jimmy Suggs.
Special thanks go to Dr. Andre’ Leonard and his staff and also the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099