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“Pop Pop I still think of you often, the lessons you taught and the impression you made. Thank you for instilling your qualities and virtues in me....Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Patrick Sharkey - Southport, NC

“We still miss you Pops ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Eve Black Venters - Wallace, NC

“I had the honor of knowing Mr. Venters, we both served in the United States Navy as Hospital Corpsmen. John Venters I learned was a survivor of Iwo...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kern Barrow - Wallace, NC

“I feel very fortunate to have known Uncle John. He, like his brothers, were men of a very different generation and men to look up to. His kindness,...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Gregory Venters - New York, NY

“For those that knew our Uncle John, they were forever touched by his kindness, generosity and unconditional compassion for others. While he will be...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Venters - Wilmington, NC

“Will miss your sweet smile, kind words and compassionate and loving ways. Rest in peace John with your beloved wife and friend Connie. With deepest...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Julie and Mike Couch - Wallace, NC

“John, Ronnie and family, prayers for you all during this time. Rest in God's peace. Jim and Anne Wetherill ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I will be forever grateful that my Uncle John has been in my life. From childhood I have always known John and Connie to be the unselfish adults we...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Venters Newport - Hampstead, NC

“We talked to Dr Dan tonight and he told us of your loss. Ours prayers are with you and your family. Carole and Dennis ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dennis Everett - Ahoskie, NC

“A great man who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Bostwick - Phoenix, AZ

Mr. John Walter Venters, Sr., age 89 of Wallace, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Golden Care Rest Home in Wallace, NC. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 5 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1401 South College Road, Wilmington, NC by Pastor Beth Hood.
He is survived by three children, John W. Venters, Jr. and wife Susan Venters of Wilmington, NC, Ronald Venters and wife Eve Black Venters of Wallace, NC, Kim Marie Venters of Southport, NC, eight grandchildren, Caitlin Venters of New York, Colleen Venters of Wilmington, NC, Phillip Sharky of Southport, NC, Patrick Sharky of Southport, NC, Lauren Weaver and husband Andrew of Charleston, SC, Joshua Venters and wife Alexandriana Parks of Phoenix, AZ, Chandler Barnes Venters of Wallace, NC and Nathan G. Kirby and wife Kristy of Gastonia, NC, five great grandchildren, a brother, William Venters of New Bern, NC, two sisters, Virginia Lundquist of Leland, NC and Sarah Schoonmaker of Raleigh, NC and several special nephews and nieces.
Born April 23, 1925 in New Hanover County, Mr. Venters was the son of the late Mark Delmar and Marybelle Brinkley Venters and was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Constance "Connie" Tunnessen Venters.
Mr. Venters was affectionately known as "Pop-Pop" to his family. He enjoyed being outdoors playing golf, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed traveling. He worked with Ping Golf for 34 years. He was a Naval Medic in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
Mr. Venters was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and four siblings, Lewis Venters, Sr., Mark Delmar Venters, Jr., Robert Venters, Sr., and Betty V. Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
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A Service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Service, Wallace.