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Douglas Wayne Schenk, 82, of Spencer, won his battle with cancer on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Liberty Lane Hospice House in Salisbury.
He was born April 20, 1936 in Salisbury, NC to the late Joseph Schenk and Louise Bogle Schenk. Douglas proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955-1964 as a maintenance engineer. He retired from Food Town/Food Lion where he worked for over 20 years as a truck mechanic. In his spare time, Douglas enjoyed volunteering as a Scoutmaster, fishing, and the beach. He especially loved visiting Topsail Island and staying at “the Schenk Shack”.
In addition to his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Schenk Bostedar.
Douglas is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Judy Schenk; sons, Steven D. Schenk (Carla) of Salisbury; Jeff B. Schenk (Amanda) of Mebane; Christopher Schenk (Jennifer) of Spencer; 4 grandchildren, Eric Schenk, Andrea Schenk, Erin Schenk and Jordin Schenk; 3 great-grandchildren, Maddison Schenk, CJ Hardee; and Raelyn Green; brother, Joseph Henry Schenk of Salisbury; faithful fur baby, Peanut; and grandpup, Stormy.
The family will receive friends from 11 AM on Wednesday, March 13th 2019 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 12 AM, conducted by Pastor John Tucker and Pastor Sean Barrett. Douglas’s internment will follow at 1 PM at the Salisbury National Cemetery, where full military honors will be provided.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Douglas’s name be made to the VA Medical Center, Building 43 – Hospice (Liberty Lane Hospice House), 1601 Brenner Ave. Salisbury, NC 28144.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Schenk family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.