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Carlton W. Shreve, Jr.

Carlton “Buddy” W. Shreve Jr., 62, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022, at his home in Reidsville surrounded by his loved ones.

A private memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  

Buddy was born on May 6, 1959, to Rebecca and Carlton Shreve Sr. in Rockingham County. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 20 years, including deployments in support of the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Early in his career, he welcomed his first, beautiful daughter, Amanda. He retired from the Air Force in 1997. He then worked for LabCorp and Wake Forest Baptist Medical as a computer technician until his second retirement in 2020. Buddy married Wilma Gotez in 1988 and raised three wonderful kids. He was a beloved father, son and brother known for his sense of humor and intellect. He was an avid, lifelong fisherman who enjoyed retirement by camping, boating, and fishing at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. Buddy also loved taking trips to the mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, especially to see the fall leaves, rhododendron in bloom, and waterfalls.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carlton W. Shreve Sr., as well as his beloved dog, Hunter.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Wilma Shreve; children, Amanda Taylor (T.J.), Carlton Shreve, Curtis Shreve (Brooke), and Crystal Shreve (Michael); mother, Rebecca Shreve; sister, Christy Bowen (Voyn); and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in North Carolina at 401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110 #298, Charlotte, NC 28204.

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Thinking of the family.

Toy Mar 14 2022 11:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Shreve, Jr.

Teresa Pearman Mar 7 2022 6:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Shreve, Jr.

Cindy lewis Mar 5 2022 11:44 AM

Dear Cristy, Mrs. Shreve, and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Buddy. All of the memories of our time growing up together came flooding back to me. I sincerely pray for God's comfort to pour out upon you all. Buddy is with his family and friends now in heaven and enjoying a glorious reunion. God bless you all!

Ernie Massey Mar 5 2022 11:07 AM

Deepest condolences upon the loss of your loved one. Always hold close those precious memories. May the Lord give you peace, comfort, strength, and direction in the days to follow. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.

Calvin and Susan Stultz Mar 4 2022 9:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Shreve, Jr.

Glenda Isley Mar 4 2022 5:43 PM

Christy, Doug and I are so sorry for the loss of your beloved brother. Our deepest sympathies are with you, Voyn, and your family. May the knowledge that he is with his Lord and Savior give you comfort and your faith lift up you even in your darkest days ahead. God took home a brave soldier, husband, father, son and brother that was loved deeply and loved by all the lives he touched. We greatly appreciate his service to our country and his bravery. May he Rest In Peace in his final resting place, Home in Heaven.
With deep affection,
Doug and Doris Keaton

Doug and Doris Keaton Mar 4 2022 4:56 PM

I'm so sorry Becky, may you find some kind of peace and comfort during this time and days ahead. Love you and if you need me, I'm here for you like you were for me and my family.

Judy Jenkins Mar 4 2022 12:10 PM

Got to see Buddy a few years ago. Enjoyed reminiscing and catching up. Prayers for his family

Gene Arthur Mar 4 2022 1:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carlton Shreve, Jr.

Kim D. Rebello Mar 3 2022 9:12 PM

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