Francis William "Bill" Lanckton

July 13, 1937February 15, 2021

Francis William Bill” Lanckton, 83, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Monday, February 15.2021.

He was born in Detroit, MI on July 13, 1937 son of the late Henry Francis Lanckton and Mary “Rose” Kurkowsai Lanckton. In addition to his parents, He is preceded in death by his wives Billie Jean Carroll Lanckton and Hazell Charles Lanckton.

Bill proudly served in the United Sates Marine Corp. He courageously went on two tours in Vietnam and has remained a true patriot. Bill was a lifelong devoted Catholic, attending St Mark Catholic Church in Wilmington. He was an avid runner. Bill is survived by his sons. Aaron Lanckton and Jeffery Lanckton both of Wilmington, NC; brother, Melvin and his wife Marlena Lanckton of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Betty Carroll Malpass and her husband Gene of Oak Island, NC also survived by many nieces , nephews and good friends. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am on Monday February 22, 2021 at St Mark Catholic Church,1013 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Oleander Memorial Garden, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House,

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  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Interment with Military Honors

    Monday, February 22, 2021


Francis William "Bill" Lanckton

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Crystal Lanckton Rayner

February 21, 2021

William is my grandfather that I never got to meet but I heard good things about him. My you rest in peace grandfather and one day I will get to meet you in heaven. Love your granddaughter Crystal Lanckton Rayner

Kristie Malpass Soles

February 18, 2021

Uncle Bill will be remembered in so many ways by me...He and Aunt Billie gave me the nickname of "Mikey" as a young child- I don't ever recall them ever calling me Kristie! Uncle Bill was always smiling!! I looked forward to going to Belk Berry when I was younger because I knew we would run into him:) He was a great man. Aaron, My family and I send our deepest Condolences to you during this time. You will be in our prayers.
With love,
Kristie, Danny, Isaac, Trey & Laney Soles

Debbie Malpass Dennis

February 17, 2021

Uncle Bill... you were always special. You and Billie were always there for me and I could pop in anytime! Which i did quite often I must say when I was younger! Sometimes when I would stay over Me and Billie would talk well into the night until you finally came in and tell us it was late! You would always remark that we couldn't have anything else to talk about so we would begrudgingly say good night! Even though we always had plenty more things to talk about!! I could go on and on but mostly I just want to say thanks for all of the memories and to say to my cousin made your mom and dad proud!

Harry & Gale Fields

February 17, 2021

Bill was a good friend that served our country with pride and courage with the USMC. He always greeted with a smile and was ready for a friendly conversation. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

Mike Kittrell

February 16, 2021

With deepest sympathy...Bill was always a hard worker as well as a great conversationalist, I always enjoyed our chats.