Neal Walter Ashcraft, Jr.

April 13, 1965 - June 4, 2014
Neal Walter Ashcraft, Jr.

Neal Walter Ashcraft, Jr., age 49 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 after a long fight with cancer.

He was born in Wilmington, NC on April 13, 1965.
Neal was a professional Millwright and traveled extensively working at many industrial sites servicing and repairs of industrial equipment. He was very dependable and enjoyed his job.

Neal is survived by his mother, Susan Boggs Reynolds (Jerry); his father, Neal Walter Ashcraft, Sr. (Linda); two brothers, Larry Scott Ashcraft (Rhonda) and Robert Paul DeMello; maternal grandmother Betty Boggs with whom he lived with; niece, Brittanie; nephews, Zack and Dylan, Darren, and Cooper; great nephew Collin. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Walter Pat Boggs; paternal grandparents, Walter and Maie Ashcraft; uncles, Kenny and Sam Boggs.

A Celebration of Life memorial ceremony will be held 7 PM Friday, June 6, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hoyt King officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Duke University Medical Center Cancer Research.

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


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  • August 24, 2014
    Betsy Quinn says:
    Oh my, this just takes breath away! Neal is my dearly loved friend, I catch my breath knowing what a dear, loving man he was, and is such a special friend, My life is changed without him. Farewell, fare thee well, dearest Neal, I will always love you. Betsy Quinn

  • June 10, 2014
    Gina Perdue Parker says:
    My family lived 2 houses down from Neal & Scott as kids in Long Leaf Park. My prayers and sympathies are with the family. God Bless!

  • August 27, 2014
    Betsy Q says:
    My deepest sympathies go out to Neal's family. The loss of a person so loving and essential is hard to accept. Neal was a dear and loving friend to me, always there in any time of need. I am certain he did the same for his family. A wonderful story teller, a genuine and caring, unselfish person. A wonderful man. 23I am homered to call him my friend, and thankful to know Neal. Goodbye to my dear friend. I will remember and miss you forever. I hope Neal's Mama, Daddy,Grandma, Nieces and nephews, and siblings will stand together to honor Neal's passing. A great loss to his family and friends Let's make Neal proud by being good. kind, responsible people, as Neal was and is..

  • June 06, 2014
    J. R. Bradley says:
    RIP Junior

  • June 04, 2014
    Steve & Robin Ball says:
    Our prayers go out to the family of the extraordinary man we knew as Junior. His unconditional kindness, strength of spirit, hope & faith, & most of all his big, gentle heart will be missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend-you shall not be forgotten.