Newell Vance Williams age 81 of Wilmington died suddenly on July 2, 2014. Vance was born July 10, 1932 to the late Zebulon Vance Williams and Maude E. Newell. He was raised in Burlington, NC.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Bishop Williams.
Vance was a proud veteran of the US Army serving in the 25th Infantry during the Korean War. Vance was retired Vice President of marketing for Pine State Creamery in Raleigh. He ran the Thieves Market on Market Street for many years. Vance was a lifelong fisherman. He will be remembered by all as one that put everyone else’s needs in front of his own.
Survivors include his daughters, Pam Robbins & husband Dan Robbins of Raleigh, NC and Terri Skiver & husband Jim Skiver of Lexington, NC and niece, Amee Stewart & husband Greg Stewart of Asheboro, NC.
A private Memorial Service & Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or New Hanover Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd st. Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.