OBITUARY

Stanley Alexander O'Neal

August 1, 1971April 3, 2019
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It is with heavy hearts and tremendous sadness that the O’Neal family announces the passing of Stanley “Sambo” Alexander O’Neal (47) of Southport, North Carolina due to complications from a gastrointestinal disorder. He passed suddenly at home surrounded by his loving family. At a height of 6’7”, he was sometimes referred to as “Moose” by many of his friends and was truly a gentle giant, always willing to help anyone in need.

He attended South Brunswick High School from 1985-1989 where he excelled in basketball and baseball. In fact, branding player #44, he played the positions of pitcher and first baseman and was on the 1988 State Champion Cougar Baseball Team. In addition to sports, he also loved fishing with family and friends. He was especially fond of jigging for flounder using his Bucktail rod in the creeks of the Cape Fear River. After high school, he furthered his education at Mt. Olive College, the first in his family to attend any institution of higher learning. He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Business subsequently embarked on a career in home sales.

In 2015 Sambo married Dr. Chantal Antwynette of Southport. He loved fishing with her; she was his “croaker girl’ and he was her “flounder boy.” He is survived by three step children Naya, Shaun and Angelina Rivera from his wife’s previous marriage. Sambo is also survived by his parents, David O’Neal and Julia Melovidov O’Neal of St. Paul’s Island, Alaska; 2 sisters, Susan (James) Pearson, Sarah O’Neal; one brother, Joey O’Neal; two nieces, Erin (Justin) Thaden and Zoya Pearson; nephew, D. Jerrod O’Neal; aunt Neal Watkins; one great aunt, Betty Hewett all of Southport; many members of the Melovidov and Fratis families from Alaska and Arizona; as well as an abundance of loving cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be at 3:00pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Northwood Cemetery with Reverend Charles Drew officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport. Memorials and condolences may be sent to the family at 1192 Zack St. Bolivia, NC 28422.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock –Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Stanley Alexander O'Neal

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Donna Harvel

April 13, 2019

I remember Sambo from playing Dixie youth ball when he and my son were just boys . I remembering going to the outter banks in 1983, after a great ball season. And watching him grow up into a good man .... My heart goes out to his family and friends my God give you strength to get through this unbearable unbelievable hard time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Sandra Rukovishnikoff

April 11, 2019

Jesus Peace and His Comfort be with all of you. My deepest sympathies to our family in NC from Alaska. Sambo may your Memory be Eternal. Hugs and Love to Dave and Judy as well as their Loved ones.

Jemelle Howard

April 11, 2019

I met Sam and Chantal on their honeymoon in the D.R. while vacationing. The love between this gentle giant and little petite lady was beautifully amazing. Although we met in passing, I could see that Sam was a genuine terrific guy. My prayers and thoughts are with Chantal and all of his family at this time and the days to come....

Jemelle Howard

Chris Howard

April 10, 2019

Sambo was an amazing dude. Lots of good memories. I still can't believe you are gone buddy. My heart breaks for your family especially your father, but I know this is not goodbye, we will see you again hitting those golden baseballs over the fence like you always did. Love you and your family brother. Rest Easy My Friend until we meet again. Tell Big Foxy hello for me!!

Chunk Gable

April 9, 2019

“Moose” I remember all of us playing little league and when you stepped up to bat the folks playing tennis better look out. Truly one of the good guys! RIP Brother

Chunk
Long Beach, NC

Mike Walton

April 9, 2019

Good ole Sambo! My heart aches for your loved ones and the world. Our time working together many years ago on Bald Head are that of great memories. You were an easy-going guy, hard worker, and a protector of those you love and complete strangers. We haven't seen one another in years, but knowing you were right there in Facebook (watching and pulling for the Heels OR tracking the next hurricane) kept us close. I can't buy you a beer to toast you but I'll look for one when we meet again old friend.
Much love and peace to you, and to those who loved you and were lucky enough to know you, how lucky were we?!!

Susan Jordan

April 9, 2019

I will always love and miss you Bubba Do. When you left us that day, you took with you a big part of my heart. Until we meet again Sambo...watch for me on that golden shore of home. This is not good-bye, it's I will see you soon. <3

Kimberly James

April 8, 2019

I really don’t know where to begin. I met our sweet Sambo when I was a freshman. He welcomes everyone in like he’s known them his whole life. We both had a passion for sports. Softball was my favorite. He came to my games and cheered me on. I will never forget the good times we had in school. To still have the same connection when we reconnected years later is a blessing. I will miss you dearly Sambo. You will always hold my heart. I’ll never forget our talks and your love and encouragement. I’ll hug you tight again! Can’t wait for you to pick me up and swing me around. Love you always and I miss you!! Xoxoxo ❤️

Rosemary Gore Stevens

April 8, 2019

You were always so kind and had a great sense of humor. I have such warm memories of you when you would visit our home. You and Grovey were almost identical twins! God bless you, Sambo.

Kimberly Burcham

April 8, 2019

I remember meeting him for the first time at Church. He was a sweet person. RIP my friend until we see each other again.

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