Charles D. Meabon, 95, developed a strong work ethic at a young age

Charles D. Meabon

CASTLE HAYNE — Charles D. Meabon, 95, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Gerry, New York, to the late Jay Nathan and Lillian Wilson Meabon.

He grew up and remained in Bradford, Pennsylvania, until 1968 when he moved to Wilmington. During his time in Bradford, he developed a strong work ethic at a young age delivering newspapers. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the end of the World War II era and was employed with Corning Incorporated for 32 years.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working puzzles, going for rides with his adoring dog, Gracie, and sharing stories from his life. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer. He was a devoted member of Living Water Ministries in Wilmington. He loved the Lord with all his heart and loved sharing the word with others.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Mary Vinelli Meabon of Bradford, Pennsylvania; second wife, Sally Ann Meabon of Geneva, New York; sister, Marie Stroyer; brothers, Jack Meabon and Jay Marion Meabon in infancy; and daughter-in-law, Sylvia R. Frazier.

He is survived by his children, Joseph Meabon (Jill), Tina Lewis (Gary) and Teresa Wagoner (Kenneth); stepchildren, Henry R. Nelson II (Leili), Chris Nelson (Kim) and Jennifer Buffkin (Bill); six grandchildren, Nicholas Meabon, Daniel Meabon, Sarah Russ (Perry), Michael Lewis (Sydney), Nicole Wagoner and Rebecca Wagoner; four step-grandchildren, Ryan Sawyer (Brieann), Lindsey Dicuccio (Rob), Victoria Bushman (Cole) and Alexis Buffkin; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Russ and Hannah Russ; sister, Geraldine Bryan; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1155 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are Nicholas Meabon, Michael Lewis, Benjamin Russ, Dwight Peterson, Bradford Little and Shawn Davis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Camp Dixie Scholarship Fund, 373 W. Bladen Union Church Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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