Dorothy ‘Dot’ Schuck, real estate agent who traveled the Intracoastal Waterway

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Dorothy W. Schuck.
Dorothy W. Schuck.

Dorothy W. “Dot” Schuck, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 in Wilmington after a brief illness.

Dot was born in York County, South Carolina on May 27, 1937 to Harley and Marie Waters. She grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina, graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1956 and then went on to attend Winthrop College. Dot then moved to Charlotte and spent many years working as a paralegal.

Around 1970, Dot decided to bring a lifelong dream of selling real estate at the beach to fruition. She attended Central Piedmont Community College, obtained her real estate license and the family packed up and moved to Oak Island. When she got to Oak Island, she joined the firm of Ferrell Real Estate on Beach Drive. Joining her were other women real estate pioneers like Margaret Rudd Bishop and Anne Whitt. These ladies, along with many others, became lifelong friends and colleagues.

There was a time when Dot pretended to retire from Margaret Rudd and Associates, at which time she and the love of her life, Bill Schuck, spent many years traveling the Intracoastal Waterway from North Carolina to Key Largo, Florida. They traveled abroad their beloved trawler, Sea Nest. These travels were more of an adventure because they were joined by their favorite cruising companions, Charlie and Miffi Williams.

Finally, Dot had all the retirement she could take and came back to Margaret Rudd and Associates, where she worked until her death. She and her husband Bill would take frequent breaks on luxury cruises to explore all the warm waters of the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and Belize. They even ventured north to Alaska once and decided they were way more warm sea and sunshine kind of travelers!

Her beloved husband, Bill Schuck and her parents, Harley and Marie Waters, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters Beverly Eury and husband Tony Eury of Oak Island and Valerie Norwood and special friend Gene Grow of Chesterfield, Virginia. Dot also leaves behind six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Dot’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral Services in Southport. The family will receive visitors from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the same location. Burial will take place immediately after the service at Northwood Cemetery in Southport.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to one of the following: SECU Hospice of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422; Matthew’s Ministry, 5149 Fernwood Drive, Southport, NC 28461, or S.O.A.R. Southport/Oak Island Animal Rescue, 3376 St. Charles Place SE, Southport, NC 28461.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock-Newnam and White.

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