Stewart Michael Hartley

March 25, 1949 - June 10, 2020
Stewart Michael Hartley


Stewart Michael (Mike) Hartley, 71 of Castle Hayne, NC., went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 10, 2020, in his home with the love of his family around him.

He was born on March 25, 1949, to the late Robert Willis Hartley and Ada Ruth Russell Hartley.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 46 years, Cheryl Hartley; Sister, Patricia Lesniewicz (Tom) of Calabash, NC and her two sons Chris and Chad, Daughters, Patti Walker (Richard) of Louisa, VA., Crystal Sampson (Ben) of Castle Hayne, NC.; Son, Bobby Hartley (Katie) of Jarvisburg, NC.; Seven grandchildren, Christopher Hartley, Caleb Lloyd, and NovaLeigh Walker, Madison and Ezekiel Sampson, Emory and Esther Hartley. He is also survived by two Uncles Bill (Mary Lou) Hartley of Oceanside, CA., Stewart (Kitty, deceased) of High Point, NC., and Aunt Louise Hartley of Winston Salem, NC, as well as many cousins.

Mike was a true man of great faith. He loved his family with complete love. He loved the Lord with all of his strength. He absolutely loved to fish. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections, a place of respect for him and a part of him that touched his life, as well as, he touched the lives of others. He also volunteered with the Seaman Center in Wilmington, NC at the Port and enjoyed sharing God’s love and shining God’s light to those that came in from many different countries. He was a member of Riley’s Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point, NC, and served in the Bread Ministry. Mike never did serve in the Armed Forces, but you will never find a more patriotic man in your life. Mike will be deeply missed by all, but his family knows they will see him again one day in Heaven and are thankful for that promise.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Riley’s Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point, NC Bread Ministry, Lower Cape Fear Hospice in memory of Mike Hartley Wilmington, NC., or to The Seaman Center in Wilmington, NC in memory of Mike Hartley.

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  • June 12, 2020
    Joe & Lynn Woody says:
    Our friend Mike was a good man and friend when you needed him. Gentle and kindhearted and a Christian.

  • June 13, 2020
    Deborah Pollard says:
    My heart is sad, but rejoicing at the same time for the loss of this wonderful, Godly, Christian man. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you Cheryl, Patti, Crystal, Bobby and all of his family. Mike has left a huge void, but God's love is so wonderful. Knowing we will see him again!

  • June 13, 2020
    Nicole White says:
    I’ve never met a more kind or gentle man. I’m so thankful I can call him friend. He was so loving to both of my boys. He is missed but I know we will see him again someday soon in glory. We love all of you so much.

  • June 13, 2020
    Cynthia Moore says:
    My heart is heavy as I think of your heavy heart. Mike was such a sweet person. He always displayed a loving attitude to everyone. Praying for all of you

  • June 26, 2020
    Sue and Robert Marye says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Mike and the family from way back on Phobus Drive - we were the newlyweds across the street. I can remember baking the squash pie for Mike and he thought it was pumpkin and loved it. We think about all of you often and are so sad to learn of Mike's passing. May God be with you all during this difficult time.