Clyde Dennis Stilwell, 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday December 15, 2018. He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Worth and Bertha Stilwell. He was preceded in death by a daughter Kelly Stilwell and 7 brothers and sisters. He retired from Sodyeco after 40 years of service. He was a former Deacon at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening,hunting, fishing, boating and skiing. He was a woodworker and loved to build things for his family.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Pauline Stilwell. Children Carl Stilwell and wife Jean of Mount Holly, Don Stilwell and wife Cathy of Princeton, West Virginia, Karen Harris and husband Bob of Stanley, Kathy Hunter and husband Michael of Marshall, NC, Ricky Stilwell and wife Pat of Gastonia, Crystal Simon and husband David of Gastonia. Brother Raymond Stilwell of Goldsboro, NC, 2 sisters Libby McLaughlin of Stanley and Becky Mack of Denver, NC. 10 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The family would like to offer special thanks to Mr. Stilwell’s caregiver Brittany Adair.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Stilwell will be held 2:00pm Thursday December 20, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Holly with Pastor Mike Carr and Pastor Jerrianne Pyles officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 140 N. Main Street Mount Holly, NC 28120.
Jeffrey S. Painter Funeral Director Licensee of Mt. Holly is serving the Stilwell family. www.jeffreyspainterfdl.com
First United Methodist Church
140 N. Main St., Mt. Holly NC 28120