Russell Timothy Bordeaux

October 1, 1940 - November 20, 2018
Russell Timothy Bordeaux


Russell Timothy Bordeaux, age 78 passed away on Tuesday November 20, 2018. He was known by most as “Tim” or “Captain T”.

He was born in Wilmington, NC on October 1, 1940 to Alexander Russell Bordeaux and Dorothy Spooner Bordeaux Cunningham. Tim is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William “Bill” Bradford Bordeaux, and his beloved step-father, Clifford “Tex” Lawrence Cunningham. Also remembered are his first wife and mother of his children, the late Aloma Jean Gudger Hardison and his second wife, the late Anita Beck Soles Bordeaux.

Tim is survived by his sons, Russell “Rusty” Clifford Bordeaux (Shanda) and Richard “Ricky” Timothy Bordeaux, both of Wilmington, NC, as well as a daughter, Heidi Jean Bordeaux Shilling of Round Rock, TX. Tim is survived by four grandchildren: Bailey Bordeaux, Bryce Bordeaux, Devin Bordeaux and Seanna Shilling. Tim is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy Geraldine Collins and Sandra Strickland Smith, both of Wilmington, NC.

Tim was a proud veteran of the US Army. For many years he was in the Marine industry and enjoyed his life on the water as a Charter Boat Captain.

Memorial services will be held 11 am Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Children’s Home Society of North Carolina www.chsnc.org/donate-today/

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 9100791-9099.

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  • November 23, 2018
    JoAnn Sherrill says:
    Rusty, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for the entire family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and carry you through the days ahead.

  • November 24, 2018
    Wayne & Ann Cox lit a candle:
    Lit since November 24, 2018 at 11:40:50 PM

  • November 29, 2018
    Debby and Linda Deasy says:
    Rusty, Shanda and Bryce, we extend our condolences. Our prayers are with you.

  • January 06, 2019
    James E & Dorothy G "Bordeaux" Collins, and Family... (Jim, Gerry & Family) says:
    Our Prayers, loving thoughts & deepest Condolences go out to the family of Tim, that they will find comfort in knowing that he's in Heaven. (2nd Corinthians 5:8) "Absent from the body, present with The Lord"...May The Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Bless and keep you all.