Julian Cooper Wingfield was born in Eustis, FL to the late julian Cooper Wingfield, Sr. and Rose Snelson Wingfield. He graduated from Eustis High School, FL and Mars Hill College and then N.C. State University with a B.S. and later a Masters Degree in Science Education. He served in the US Navy as a Fire Control Technician. Julian held numerous positions in the US Education System. He taught physics at Broughton High School in Raleigh and in Pinecrest High School in Florida. In North Carolina Community colleges, he was the fiscal analyst and accountant on the N.C. Board of Education and later he was the Director of Management Information Systems, and Systems Analyst until he retired. Julian was a long time member of the Millbrook Methodist Church and choir. He was a volunteer at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He enjoyed dancing, singing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was precedeased by his first wife, Joyce Jefferis Wingfield and daughter-in-law, Sally Studstill Wingfield. He is survived by his wife, Nevim K. Wingfield; sons, Arthur Wingfield, Emile Vandermeer and his wife, Becky Vandermeer; daughters, Wanda Wingfield Miyata and husband, Kiyohiko; two grandchildren, Leigha and Kael. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Millbrook Methodist Church, 1712 E. Millbrook Road (across from Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.) Family would like to thank Clare Bridge-Brookdale and Hospice of Wake County for their excellent care in making him comfortable during his illness. In lieu of flowers, family wishes donations be made to: Duke Cancer Center for Research (DUMC) 3828 Durham NC 27710 or Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh NC.
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Published by The News & Observer on Oct. 10, 2009.