​Willie Crae Pridgen, Sr.



Willie Crae Pridgen, Sr., 77 of Rocky Point, NC, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

He was the director of the New Hanover County Workshop "Keys Inc." Prior to this he was co-owner of "Pridgen Motors" located on Carolina Beach.

Willie will be well remembered for his fantastic sense of humor and insatiable quest for making people laugh. He was truly the life of the party and always made friends
where ever he went. He kept his friends smiling throughout their toughest days and he was always available to help friends and family in their time of need.....he will be truly missed.

Friends and Family as follows:
Sylvia Diane Martin
Nathaniel Welton Pridgen (deceased)
Etta Pridgen (deceased)
Butch and Patricia Lennon
Wayland and Melissa Lennon
Caroline and Tyler Lennon
Dr. Allan and Beth Lennon
Samuel Lennon
Jimmy Pridgen (deceased)
Ronald Pridgen
Ann Pridgen
Lesia Pridgen
Candace Swinson
Dr. Ashley DeSaix
Seva and Swinson DeSaix
Hank and Angie Gaines
Martin, Andrew and Nicholas Gaines
Charles and Sue Ellen Williamson
Scarlet Kowalewski
Edith Fitzgerald
and his best buddy "Ryder"
who stayed by his side.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded to the Lower Cape Fear Hospital Care Center of Wilmington located at 1406 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401 or the Pender Human Society P. O. Box 626 Burgaw, NC website: www.penderhumane.org a “no kill” animal shelter.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home 315 Willow Woods Drive off of Oleander Drive in Wilmington with Pastor Jim Herchenhahn officiating. Visitation will follow the service.

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