Charles Franklin Sidbury

Published 7:15 pm Monday, April 9, 2018

Charles Franklin Sidbury, age 88, of Rocky Point, passed away Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice care center surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born January 15, 1930 in Barkerville VA, son of the late Forest and Helen Mason Sidbury.

He is survived by his wife of 62 ½ years Shirley Thompson Sidbury; son Forest Franklin Sidbury and wife Julie of Washington NC; two daughters, Susan Sidbury Blake and husband Chris of Scotts Hill and Helen Sidbury Fuller and husband John of Rocky Point; six grandchildren, Crystal Richartz (David), Christopher Blake, Allison Sidbury, Caleb Fuller, Kennedy Fuller, and Courtney Fuller; two great grandchildren, Dylan and Isabella Richartz; a special niece Sandra Buehler (Art) and many nieces and nephews.

Charles was a member of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. He loved sports, especially football and baseball. He was a charter member of the Rocky Point Fire Department and a charter member of Rock Church. Charles retired after 36 years with the US Postal Service as a rural letter carrier in the Rocky Point area. He was an avid gardener and usually had enough produce for the entire community. He enjoyed working in the yard with his wife. He could fix almost anything that was broken. Charles worked at Langston Motor Sales for many years.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Harrell’s Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Ron McGee and Pastor Bryan McGee will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Pike Creek Cemetery with military honors accorded by the US Air Force.

The family will receive friends Monday 6-7:30pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1406 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401

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A service of Harrell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service.