Charles Archer Williamson

Published 8:11 pm Thursday, March 12, 2015

Charles Archer Williamson

Nov. 12, 1946 – March 10, 2015


Charles Archer Williamson, Jr. 68 of Oak Island passed away on March 10, 2015 in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

Mr. Williamson was born November 12th 1946 in Beaufort County, NC. He was a veteran of the US Army having served two tours in Vietnam with the Special Forces. Charles worked 33 years in law enforcement. He was a former police officer with the Southport, Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Oak Island Police Departments. He served as a Deputy Sheriff with Beaufort and Cumberland Counties. Mr. Williamson worked narcotics, served on the SWAT team, and organized the SCUBA dive team with the Hope Mills Police Department. He worked special missions in Israel for two years and with the Military Ocean Terminal – Sunny Point after his retirement. Charles loved his family, to hunt and fish, his dogs, motorcycles, and SUBA diving. He was a preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Thelma Williamson.

Surviving is his wife of 31 years, Judy Williamson; four sons, Chuck Williamson III and wife Kelly of Grifton, Hal Canady of Honolulu, HI, Wayne Canady of Parkton, and Darrell Thomas and wife April of Greenville; a honorary daughter Stephanie Blasingame of Leland; a sister, Susan Flake and husband JW of Greenville; seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Generations Church in Southport with Rev. Troy Knight officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422 or to the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, 123 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.