Michael William Stump

August 2, 1956 - July 29, 2014
Michael William Stump

Michael (Mike) William Stump, age 57, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Wilmington, NC.

Born August 2, 1956 in Kinston, NC to Bill and Betty Stump, he graduated from Kinston High School in 1974 followed by Durham Technical Institute two years later.

He was preceded in death by his half brother, Richard Smith, of Raleigh in 2012, his father, Bill Stump in 2005, and his mother, Betty Stump in 1994.

Mike spent most of the following years as a dental technician in Lynchburg, VA, then worked in Kinston, NC and eventually opened his own dental lab in Wilmington, NC. More recently he established Stump’s Lawn Service in Wilmington. He enjoyed jewelry making, learning the violin and guitar, live music, sketching, painting, and was a passionate culinary aficionado. Spending time with friends was what Mike enjoyed most; he was loved and respected by many and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his sister, Lisa Shaw of New Bern, his niece, Cate Holcombe and family of Raleigh, his extended family in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and his beloved cat, Lucky.

A private memorial service will be held for family members in Southport, NC.

A memorial gathering celebrating Mike’s life has been scheduled on his birthday, August 2, at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC at 1:00 PM.

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Arrangements are in the care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • August 01, 2014
    Sam and Lois Shepheard Rodgers says:
    Mike was a free spirit. We always thought of him as an artist. He loved to show us his handmade jewelry when he visited. Our memories of Mike include camping and fishing on Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Our prayers go out to Lisa and Cate.

  • May 20, 2020
    richard freund says:
    I went to durham tech with Mike (Stumpy) as a classmate and neighbor.. He was a great guy and I'm so sad to just now know of his passing. I'll cherish the memories of him the two years I knew and appreciated him. Peace to the family.

  • August 04, 2014
    Crystal Carter says:
    With my deepest sympathies, keeping you in my prayers.

  • September 13, 2014
    Lisa says:
    I miss you Mike.

  • August 02, 2014
    Katherine Owens Bosley says:
    RIP Michael- I remember you from high school days and you were also friends with my brother Frank...condolences to your family..I was really sad to heat this news....