William James Bramble

February 10, 1986October 29, 2019

William James Bramble, 33, of Wilmington died Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

William, son of William Gary Bramble and Gail Bearden Bramble was born and raised in Oak Island. His deep love of maritime history, gift of woodworking, and boat building contributed to his enjoyment of being on the water by boat, board, or dock. His quick wit contributed to many laughs with friends and family.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his beloved sister, Lauren Bramble Broadwell and husband Andy of Southport; two nephews, whom he loved dearly, Fisher and Garrison Broadwell; and grandparents, Fred and Pauline Timms of Southport and Lucille Bramble of Kelly.

In keeping with Williamโ€™s love of the water a Paddle Out will take place at 2:00pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Caswell Beach public beach access on the east end of Oak Island.

Online condolences will may be sent to

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service


  • Memorial Paddle Out Saturday, November 9, 2019


William James Bramble

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Michele Brothers

November 8, 2019

Please accept our sincerest condolences, keeping you all in our prayers. We all loved Will and will miss him very much. Our family shares in your sorrow with love and friendship,
Anthony Collins, Zach Collins, Jennifer Collins, Robert and Michele Brothers

Jan & Reid Keyes

November 8, 2019

Brenda Potts

November 6, 2019

Dear Lauren and family we know your hearts are ๐Ÿ’”.Please know you have been in our thoughts and prayers now and in the coming days. On Saturday as the ๐ŸŠ"Memorial Paddle Out"๐ŸŠ takes place we will offer a prayer of thanks for Will's life, and for peace in your hearts ๐Ÿ’•We love you, Aunt 'B'and Uncle Farrell

Mark Jordan

November 4, 2019

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mark and Sherri' Jordan

Carolyn Bearden

November 3, 2019

Gail, we are so sorry to hear about William. Much love and prayers are being sent your way. Tell your mom our love and prayers are with her also. Tommy & Carolyn Bearden

Judy Henry

November 2, 2019

Dear Gary and Gail and family, Haven't seen you in years, but want all of you to know my love and prayers surround each of you.
Love all of you,
Judy Henry