John Gwaltney Jr. (1956 - 2014)

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John Franklin Gwaltney Jr.

Swannanoa - John Franklin Gwaltney Jr., age 58, peacefully passed with his wife and son at his side on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at UNC Medical Center-Chapel Hill. He was born February 9,1956 in New Bern, NC to Carolyn Trent Gwaltney and John Franklin Gwaltney, Sr. Frank served his country in the US Navy from 1979-1983, earned his AAS from Pitt CC, and retired as a licensed electrician. He truly lived life to the fullest, through simple pleasures and compassionate actions. Frank's unique perspective on life and his gentle and kind nature will be remembered by everyone he encountered.

Frank is survived by his wife, Diana; his son, Michael of New York, NY; his sisters, Lynn of Marion, NC, Janet of Wilmington, NC. He also leaves behind his nephew, Trent of Charlotte, NC; and many cousins and dear friends. Family and friends are invited to Pollock-Best Funeral Home, 2015 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, at 1 PM on Saturday, August 24, 2014 to reminisce and celebrate the life of Frank Gwaltney, followed by services at 2 PM.

Those wishing to offer condolences and words of hope may visit In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: SECU Family House, 123 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 or UNCLineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB #7295, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Gwaltney Family.


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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 21, 2014
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