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 John Charles Wessell, Sr

John Charles Wessell, Sr

Birth
Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA
Death 31 May 2013 (aged 85)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lake Waccamaw, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 111813934 · View Source
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John Charles. Wessell, Sr. , 85 of Wilmington, NC passed away Friday, May 31, 2013. John was born in Whiteville, NC March 9, 1928, grew up in Hallsboro, and graduated from NC State University in Raleigh with a degree in Forestry. He served his country in the Navy during WorldWar II, owned a sawmill, worked for the N.C State Forestry Service, then became a consulting forester until he retired.

He lived his life a man of quiet dignity, firm values, and a belief in God and the Bible that guided him through his years. He treated his fellow man with friendship and respect, and his family with love. He taught his children the value of honesty and integrity in all things and was always there for them in times of adversity.

John was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Daniel, and their fourth child, Barbara. He later reconnected with his childhood sweetheart Annette Pierce and they fell in love, married, and shared adventures together going where the winds and their hearts took them, and she preceded him to heaven. He is survived by his children Dan Wessell and wife Cheryl, John Wessell, Jr, Mary Destiche and husband Greg, David Wessell and wife Molly, Bill Kavanaugh and wife Debbie, Larry Kavanaugh and wife Linda, Mark Kavanaugh and wife Sarah, Tim Kavanaugh, Teri Kavanaugh, Ginny Conway and son Jonathan; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 8,2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Waccamaw Hillcrest Cemetery with Pastor James D. Wessell officiating.


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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Charles Wessell, Sr (9 Mar 1928–31 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813934, citing Lake Waccamaw Hillcrest Cemetery, Lake Waccamaw, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .