Candles, flowers, messages honor bouncer killed in Havelock

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 06:27 PM.

“He had a certain confidence and swagger about him where he knew he could always take care of it on his own and he never had to worry about anybody backing him up, but on the other hand at the same time he was also that same guy that, if you were in trouble or somebody was picking on you, he didn’t care who you were or what race you were or what religion you were, he was one of these guys who would physically go to your aid even if it was to his peril,” he said. “He didn’t care. He was a total selfless servant.

“The bottom line is he was always fair to people and that’s why I like him. I put him in charge of security and that’s why.”

North was a native of California and served as a U.S. Marine at Cherry Point. North left the Corps as a staff sergeant and adopted Havelock as a second home, taking up jobs as a bouncer at many bars. He reportedly had become a new father.

Amber Onizuk, a bartender at Flyers, remembered all of the stories North used to tell.

“He’s funny,” she said. “He used to tell us stories all the time, just an awesome person, fun to be around. He used to make us laugh all of the time.

“We’d sit after work and talk to him. He had a lot of stories, a lot of funny stories. He would tell us crazy stories about being in the Marine Corps and then stories about bouncing other places. He was a funny person.”

Heather Ross, of Havelock, a patron of the bar, came up to the closed doorway to put down some flowers on Monday morning.

1 2 3 4

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top