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Rex Dean pic

Rex Marvin Dean

07/22/1922 ~ 08/11/2018

Services will be held: 08/18/2018


Louise Smith Willey

05/04/1930 ~ 08/12/2018

Services will be held: 08/15/2018

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Steven Lee Dayton

07/16/1956 ~ 07/03/2018

Services will be held:

Shirley Lee

Shirley Fish Lee

09/24/1930 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/15/2018

Robert Smith Obit Photo

Robert Lynn Smith, Jr.

04/11/1935 ~ 08/10/2018

Services will be held: 08/12/2018

Wayne Carr obit photo

Wayne H. Carr

06/03/1934 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/14/2018

Alfred Smith Obit Photo

Alfred C. Smith

03/25/1923 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/13/2018

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Robert “Bob” Vonn

02/03/1934 ~ 08/06/2018

Services will be held:

Col. Charlie C. Sessoms, Jr. USARNG Ret.

Charles Sessoms obit photo

12/01/1933 ~ 10/11/2017

GARNER – Charlie Clarence Sessoms, Jr. passed away on October 11. Mr. Sessoms was born and raised in Ahoskie, NC. He graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1952 and received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1956. He also received a professional degree from the Bureau of Highway Traffic at Yale University in 1961. He progressed through several positions with the NC Department of Transportation, after serving two years active duty as an officer with the US Army Corps of Engineering. He later obtained the position of Assistant State Traffic Engineer, and in 1992, after 30 years of service with NCDOT, Mr. Sessoms received the state’s highest honor from then Governor James B. Hunt-the Order of the Longleaf Pine.

Mr. Sessoms also had a career with the North Carolina Army National Guard and obtained the rank of Colonel. He was a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, and completed a course from the National Defense University. For his service in the National Guard, Mr. Sessoms received the Army Commendation Medal. Additionally, Charlie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garner, the NC Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the NC State Retired Employees Association, the NC National Guard Association and the civil engineering honor fraternity, Chi Epsilon.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie C. “CC” Sessoms and Gertrude S. Sessoms. He is survived by his wife, June W. Sessoms of Garner; two sons, Charlie C. “Chuck” Sessoms, IV of Raleigh and Mark A. Sessoms of Cary; a granddaughter, Lindsay Michelle Heck and husband, Trent; a great-grandson, Jaydan Adair Simmons; and a great-granddaughter, Parker Ashton Heck, all of Indiana. Charlie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 pm Saturday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home prior to the service.

Flowers are welcome.



2:00-3:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home

Prior to the service



3:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529


  1. Ronald and Betty Callahan

    Sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  2. Willie and Peggy Poole

    Thanks for your guidance

  3. Holly Kahl

    Wishing you peace during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  4. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  5. David Dorfer and Jan Tharrington-Dorfer

    Mrs Sessoms, Chuck,Mark and family….I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you all. I know my dad thought a lot of Mr Sessoms, and spoke fondly of their days at DOT and National Guard. We will see them again ,one day, in Heaven. Jan Tharrington Dorfer

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