Walter T. Cherry

April 2, 1942 - November 1, 2018
Walter T. Cherry

Walter “T” Cherry Jr. of Wilmington died November 1, 2018 at his home. Born April 2, 1942, “T” was the son of the late Walter T. and Starkey Moore Cherry. He is survived by his wife Linda Price Cherry, his special feline Kali, and turtle, Jordan. He also leaves behind his loved nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Mount Olive, “T” spend his summers at Wrightsville Beach. He graduated from Mount Olive High School and attended UNC-Chapel Hill and Campbell University.

“T” was a Navy veteran who proudly served five tours in Vietnam. He truly loved the Vietnamese people and his country.

For years, “T” worked in construction. A knowledgeable naturalist, he spent enjoyable hours observing and researching turtles and wildlife of the sounds, rivers and coastal plains. In his retirement, “T” spent many hours studying The Word.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Adopt an Angel, Wilmington NC.

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  • November 05, 2018
    Alma Sumler says:
    I was sorry to read about the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the promised resurrection to come according to scriptures such as [John 5:28-29] and [Acts 24:15]. We find further hope in scriptures like [Isaiah 25:8] and [Revelations 21:3-5] which says in part that Jehovah God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, because God will swallow up death forever. I hope these scriptures will be of some comfort. My Sincere Condolences.

  • November 06, 2018
    Bill & Barbara Allen lit a candle:
    Lit since November 6, 2018 at 11:29:35 PM

  • November 07, 2018
    Vikki Mercer says:
    May special memories give you peace and comfort. Thinking of you.

  • November 08, 2018
    DAWN COCKMAN says:
    Linda, it was surreal seeing you yesterday and hearing the sad news abut “T”. You are in my thoughts and prayers As you face the days ahead. I am very thankful that you are surrounded with beautiful people that love and adore you. God bless you and much love.

  • November 08, 2018
    Dawson Cherry says:
    He was my Uncle. He passed down a tender heart, turtles all of us. We loved to hunt, fish, and live in Gods natural world. He had a smile that lit up a room. I was always excited to see my Uncle, He fixed my GI Joe. He loved us. Now a child of God, we mess you, one day me, you and Dad and Stephen will fish again and call in the Spanish! Ily