SSgt Walter Elliott Mehlig Jr.

June 24, 1942June 8, 2018

Walter (Sam) Elliott Mehlig 75 of Wilmington, NC passed away at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center on Friday, June 8, 2018.

Sam loved his family, Country, and Corps. He honorably served them all. Sam retired from the USMC after 25 years of faithful service. He was very proud of his years in the Corps, especially his time with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, @ Camp Lejeune. He proudly displayed our country's colors daily and was also an avid movie buff.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. Mehlig Sr. and Gloria (Frank) Levens, and his sister Patricia (Harold) Colacci.

Sam is survived by his Sons; Michael F. Mehlig (Hitomi) of Okinawa, Japan, Jonathan Styles (Adriana) of San Antonio, TX. Daughters; TinaMarie Duarte (Cory) of Tulsa, OK, Jennifer Collins (Tony Sears) of Wilmington, NC; sister, Linda Colacci (Dan) of Lodi, NJ, and grandchildren; Shoya Mehlig, Larissa Mehlig, Tristan Styles, Justis Styles, Joaquin Styles, Lcpl David J. Friedman, Jessica Mehlig.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walters honor to the veteran's organization of your choice or to Love, Grace, and Mercy Church, 128 Kemberly Ct., Jacksonville, NC 28540.


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SSgt Walter Elliott Mehlig Jr.

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Donna Erb Longo

June 19, 2018

Dear Uncle Wally
So very sorry we didn't get to connect, We were planning a trip for this summer to come see you . I'm still taking care of Elvis for you .
Please give Mommy a big hug and kiss from me ( after you get your beer ) . Love you Always & Forever !!!!
Your niece Donna

Penny Freed

June 18, 2018

Uncle Wally you are gone but will never be forgotten. You had some people up in heaven waiting for you like your sisters and your mom. Give my mom a hug and kiss for me..
Until we meet again. 💔💔

Love always your niece

Linda Colacci

June 18, 2018

I remember how proud I was as a child and would tell my friends my big brother Wally was a U. S. Marine. Mom and Dad were so happy the night your first son was born. and the end of the Vietnam conflict was announced.They knew you would be coming home to your family, safe and sound. Thank you for your service, and making us so proud.You will be missed by all who loved you. I know Pat was waiting for you. Hug her and Mom for me, please.