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 Charles Leroy Gillikin

Charles Leroy Gillikin

Birth
Morehead City, Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Dec 2008 (aged 79)
Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA
Burial New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
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Memorial ID 58329908 · View Source
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Charles LeRoy Gillikin died on December 1, 2008, in Kitty Askins Hospice Home, Goldsboro, after an extended illness with Parkinson's. He was diagnosed with the disease in 1992 and spent several years in nursing homes.
He was born in Morehead City on October 19, 1929, to Dewey and Bessie Potter Gillikin.
He grew up in Bridgeton and attended school there.
He joined the U.S. Navy at the close of WWII, and served his country in Japan, the Pacific,
and in the Korean War. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during the First Gulf War, and
retired from that branch of service. He retired from civil service, Cherry Point.
He was a member of New Forest Presbyterian Church, where he was a choir member, for forty-five years.
He is preceded in death by a son, William Larry Price.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-five years, Emily; sons, Charles Gillikin Jr. of New Bern and Bruce Gillikin of Wilmington; daughters, Nancy G. Thompson of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Frances P. Gray of Elkin; daughter-in-law, Mariya Price; grandsons, Danny Gillikin, John Gillikin, Jason Gillikin, Stuart Thompson and Kane Price; granddaughters, Helena Price, Karen Thompson, Katy Shook and Ann Douglas; and sister, Wilma Hurtt of Northfield, N.J.
His wishes were to have the U. S. Coast Guard commit his ashes at sea.



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  • Added: 8 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58329908
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Leroy Gillikin (19 Oct 1929–1 Dec 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58329908, citing New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Corey Patterson (contributor 47217999) .