ROBERT MCBRIDE "MACK" FUTRELLE Robert McBride Futrelle (Mack), of Southport, passed from this life on March 13, 2014. Mack was born Aug 15, 1944 in Whitmire, SC. His father, Andrew Silas Futrelle preceded him in death. He grew up in Wilmington and later attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He served in the US Air Force with service in Vietnam. He was employed by Southern Bell for many years living in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Charlotte, NC. Mack's life-long love of the ocean began in 1958 when his dad won the Lions Club boat raffle. After that he was never without a boat. That love inspired his family and many others to share that enthusiasm, as they spent many happy times with him on the water. He so loved his family and leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife of 45 years, Judith Clark Futrelle (Judy), his mother, Kathleen Futrelle Massengill; his children, Angela Futrelle Williams and her husband, Matthew Perry Williams, Matthew McBride Futrelle and his wife, Stacey Clark Futrelle, John Robert Futrelle and his wife, Wendy Rush Futrelle; his grandchildren Elizabeth Grayson Williams (Lisa), Matthew Clark Williams (Clark) and Samuel McBride Williams (Mack); his sister, Kathy Futrelle Britt, husband Gerald, brothers William Andrew Futrelle, wife Sue, and George Richard Futrelle; his brothers in law Donald and wife Daisy, Bill and wife Carroll, and sister in law Mary Akins and husband John. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport. The family would like to thank the staff of Dosher Nursing Center for their wonderful care during Mack's illness. Memorials may be made to Airlift Hope or to the
. You may send online condolences to www.peacocknewnamwhite.com. Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Mar. 15 to Mar. 18, 2014