Dallas Eugene Stoudenmire Sr., 78, former Little League and Pender Academy coach

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Dallas Eugene Stoudenmire
Dallas Eugene Stoudenmire

Dallas Eugene Stoudenmire Sr., 78, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was born March 14, 1938, in Wilmington to the late James Earl and Gladys Farmer Stoudenmire.

Dallas worked as a port engineer for Cape Fear Towing for 47 years. He coached Little League baseball for Winter Park Optimist for 10 years and basketball and baseball at Pender Academy for five years. Dallas loved spending time with his sons hunting, fishing and camping and was a very proud father of all four of his children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carrie and Ed Orrell, whom he loved like his own parents; and brother, Jim Stoudenmire.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sylvia Orrell Stoudenmire; four children, Carmen (Mike), Dallas, John (Wendy) and Edward (Tracy); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister-in-law.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with the Revs. Cliff Harris, Mark Teachey and Eric Porterfield officiating. The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winter Park Baptist Church or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

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