Wilbur “WC” Cheers

September 27, 1935 - November 19, 2020
Wilbur “WC” Cheers

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Wilbur Clyde “WC” Cheers, age 85, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

“WC” was born in Southport, NC on September 27, 1935. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Clyde Cheers; mother Irene Ludlum Cheers Walton; stepfather Willie M. Walton and brother William David Walton. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gail Reagan Cheers; his son Wilbur Craig Cheers (Tammy); his daughter Tonya Cheers Harker (Tony) and grandchildren; Wilbur Craig Cheers, Jr, (Christina), Tiffany Gail Harker, Emily Lynn Cheers (Gary) and Tyler Anthony Harker and a great grandson Carter Merrick Cheers. He is also survived by a sister Linda Walton Edwards (Joe) and many nieces and nephews.

During his time spent in the Naval Reserve “WC” helped bring in the USS North Carolina Battleship to its berth in Wilmington, NC. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church where at one time he served as a Deacon, Church Treasurer and Bus Pastor. “WC” was retired from the NC Department of Transportation.

Friends and family will gather for a Graveside Service to be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
2:00 PM

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1311 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
(910) 799-1686

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  • November 22, 2020
    Debbie Peterson says:
    So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your dad! We are always here if you need Robert and I. Prayers for your family.

  • November 23, 2020
    Jeff & Jeanette Baltezegar says:
    Craig and Tammy, extending our sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your father. May God bring comfort to your hearts in the days and weeks ahead as you remember and honor him...