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PRINCETON — Carl Wayne Stilwell, 67 of Pikeview Drive, Princeton died Monday, April 10, 2017 at his residence. Born in Wythe County, Virginia on February 28, 1950 he was the son of the late Carlie Willard "Bill" Stilwell and Dorothy Maxine Carper Stilwell Echols.
Carl was employed as a deputy sheriff in Mercer County for several years and later retired as an over the road truck driver. His CB radio handle was RoboCop. Carl enjoyed trading guns and having interaction with people.He served his country with the US Navy.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jay Stilwell and his brother Dennis Stilwell.
Survivors include his two daughters, Eva Marie Stilwell of Spartanburg, SC and April Renee Stilwell of Princeton. Grandson, Gene Stilwell Taylor of Spartanburg, SC; Brother, Eddie Stilwell of Princeton and his sister, Patricia Powell of Princeton. Niece, Marcella Stilwell.
Services to celebrate the life of Carl Stilwell will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Peaceful Valley Church on the Cornbread Ridge near Princeton with Pastor Delmar Stilwell officiating. Military honors will be given under the direction of the US Navy.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 10:00 AM until the service hour.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.memorialfd.com.
The Stilwell family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on April 13, 2017
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