John William Sellers

John William Sellers

Birth
Supply, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Jul 2006 (aged 87)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 37445174 · View Source
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Mr. John William Sellers, 87, of Wilmington, NC, died Saturday morning, July 29th, 2006, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center following a brief illness.
Born at Supply, NC, on March 9, 1919, the son of the late Grover R. and Rebecca Jones Sellers, he was a veteran and Purple Heart recipient of WWII having served in the European Theatre with the 3rd. Armored Div. Tank Destroyers. He was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church for 51 years, a retired locksmith, and a past president of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are his son, Michael Sellers of the home; brothers-in-law, Julian Griffin and Vernon Griffin, both of Glennville, GA; and sister-in-law, Merle Futch of Tifton, GA; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, "Duke" He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Sellers, who died March 7, 2004; his brother, Grover M. Sellers; and sister, Lucille Sellers Mondy.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at Winter Park Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 PM until 9PM and at other times from the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Winter Park Baptist Church Building Fund or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the church members that sat with Mr. John at home during his illness.


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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 24 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37445174
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Sellers (9 Mar 1919–29 Jul 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37445174, citing Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .