William Edward Walser, Sr.

November 10, 1931 - July 24, 2021
William Edward Walser, Sr.

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William “Bill” Edward Walser, Sr., 89, of Wilmington passed away after a short illness on Saturday, July 24th, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare hospice center. Bill was born on November 10, 1931 to the late Edward Franklin and Marie Albright Walser in the “Mill Hill” village of Yadkin, near Spencer, NC.

Bill retired as a Maintenance Mechanic from Corning in 1994 after more than 28 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded into death by his wife, Judy Eller Walser of Granite Quarry, NC, who passed on November 10, 2019, his youngest child, Richard Christopher Walser in 2013, and his sister, Jean Walser Grubb in 2010. He is survived by his brother Jerry Walser and wife Barbara of Tulsa, OK; children William Edward Walser, Jr. and wife Katherine of Wilmington, Cynthia Walser of Whiteville, and Tamela Walser Christian of Hampstead; and by 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren (including one on the way).

Bill was a loving father and grandfather to all of his children and grandchildren, and a devoted husband to his wife, Judy. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing, shrimping and life on the coast, and his children and grandchildren fondly remember the enjoyment he provided for them, both on the water and off. Bill and Judy joined the Catholic faithful late in life and were members of St. Mary’s Parish in Wilmington.

Family and friends may gather for a viewing at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation and a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Wilmington. Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, who’s caring attention ensured a peaceful and comfortable passing for him and his family.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.


Thursday, July 29, 2021
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403


Thursday, July 29, 2021
11:00 AM

Greenlawn Memorial Park - Directions
1311 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
(910) 799-1686

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  • July 26, 2021
    Stacy Walser, Jr says:
    as first cousins, we shared many memories growing up in a small mill village, Yadkin.

  • July 27, 2021
    Tim says:
    Dear Ed, Kathie and the Walser family, My condolences on the death of your father/grandfather. No words of mine can console your sorrow at this time. I know the pain you are going through. Only time is the great healer. Have courage. Take care.

  • July 27, 2021
    Marcy and Moe Maley says:
    Bill and Judy were great neighbors for 27 years. We have mutual grandchildren. Lots of memorable history. So sorry for your sadness

  • July 27, 2021
    James D. JohnsonJr says:
    William, sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was the one who I was paired with when I went into shop at Corning. I remember the night we went to Ball Head Island to fish and northeastern came up. I had to drive the boat as he told me he couldn't see at night when we all left to come back, He loved the water and he will be missed.