Published 11:35 am Tuesday, December 12, 2017

October 1, 1933 – December 8, 2017

Roland Stotesberry, 84, of the Ponzer community, Belhaven, died, Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Beaufort County, October 1, 1933 he was the son of the late Carl and Ruth Morris Stotesberry. He was preceded in death by his first wife the former Christine Sadler.  He is survived by his present wife Karen Knott Stotesberry.
Roland faithfully served his country during the Korean conflict with the United States Army and upon his return he spent his working years as a commercial fisherman.
He enjoyed reading, was a great cook, an avid hunter and enjoyed working on the water.
The family will gather with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Bryan Funeral Service Swan Quarter on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a son Curtis Stotesberry of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Lisa Stotesberry of LaBelle, FL, Susan Stotesberry of Swan Quarter; a step-son Glen Knott of Belhaven; a step-daughter, Christine Avery and husband Scott of Coats, NC; two brothers, Wilbur Stotesberry and wife Betty of West Point, Virginia, Gilbert Stotesberry and wife, Vivian of Belhaven; two sisters, Geraldine Cale and husband Carlton of Colerain, Mollie Harrison and husband Butch of Belhaven; a daughter in law, Sherry Stotesberry; a brother-in-law, Mack Knight of Sunbury; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren,  two great-great grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Ernie Stotesberry; a brother, Burley Stotesberry and a sister, Nellie S. Knight.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Ponzer Volunteer Fire Department 40186 US Hwy 264 E., Belhaven, NC 27810.
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