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Charles Everette ‘Charlie’ Gladden Jr., 64, retired mechanical engineer

Charles Everette 'Charlie' Gladden Jr.
Charles Everette ‘Charlie’ Gladden Jr.

OAK ISLAND — Charles Everette “Charlie” Gladden Jr., 64, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019.

Charlie was born July 29, 1954, to the late Charles Everette Gladden Sr. and Inez Odel Gladden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam aboard the USS Monticello. He had worked as a mechanical engineer at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center until his retirement in 1992. Since moving to Oak Island, Charlie made many friends, he loved everyone. He will be remembered as a selfless person who embraced everyone; he never met a stranger. Charlie enjoyed singing Karaoke at the Lazy Turtle, Oasis and many other places in the area.

Survivors include his son, Charles Gladden, and his wife, Shannon; two stepdaughters, Dianna Miano and Ronnie Miano; two grandchildren, Taylor Gladden and Noah Gladden; two sisters, Pam Roux and Susan Gladden McGarry; and former wife and love, Toni Borden.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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