William Terry Monroe

February 26, 1952 - July 29, 2022
William Terry Monroe

William Terry Monroe, age 70, a longtime resident of the Brookfield Community passed away Friday July 29, 2022, at his home.

Terry was born in Wilmington on February 26, 1952. He was a graduate of New Hanover High School and was retired from DuPont Cape Fear Plant with 30 years of service. At DuPont, he was a First Responder on the Fire Brigade. Terry was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church. He also served his community as a member of the Castle Hayne Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of the Cape Fear Optimist Club for many years where he once served as President. He enjoyed spending time at his sons’ many ball games throughout their childhood. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, pulling for NC State, and spending time with his family and pets.

Terry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donita Stephenson Monroe; his sons, Scott Monroe (Christi), and Doug Monroe (April); grandchildren, Billy Palmatier (Noel), Ryan Monroe (Taylor), Gage Monroe, Alex Monroe, and Blaire Monroe; great grandchildren, Brantley Palmatier and Jason Monroe; daughter-in-law, Dawn Monroe; one sister, Linda Moore (Johnny); a special aunt, Eunice Small (Jeff), and several extended family members, friends, and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Monroe and his mother, Ruby Marley Barnhill; a son, Brian Monroe; siblings Carolyn Hardy and Michael Monroe.

A visitation gathering for family and friends will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • August 02, 2022
    Janice Hudson Dixon lit a candle:
    Lit since August 2, 2022 at 8:42:58 PM

  • August 02, 2022
    Helen Gavin-Renaud says:
    So sorry for your loss Donita and family. Eunice called me . I am his Aunt Hazels daughter. I live in Virginia. Praying for each one of you as you go through this terrible time. Helen Gavin-Renaud. Portsmouth, Virginia.

  • August 01, 2022
    Terry Alyce Strandquest Wynne says:
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, dad, granddad, and brother. I knew the Monroe family from childhood days at Lake Forest. I remember Terry also had a sister, Carolyn and brother, Mike! Two of my sisters and I used to play ball, ride bikes, skate up and down the hill on Pinecrest Parkway. We had a lot of friends to hang out with back then. My prayer for you is that you lean on the Lord, as well as family and dear friends, for comfort and strength as you grieve. Thank God for his promise of Heaven and know that you will see him again. God bless you all!

  • August 01, 2022
    Terry Alyce Strandquest Wynne lit a candle:
    Lit since August 1, 2022 at 8:23:39 PM

  • August 01, 2022
    Ann Kirby says:
    Donita, so sorry for the loss of Terry. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying for all of you. Love, Ann Kirby ❤️