Richard Stahnke, 81, of Havelock died on Saturday, March 23, 2013, after a short illness.
He served in the Air Force and Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Memorial service with military honors will be 3 p.m. Friday the Woodbridge Funeral Home Chapel, 908 Lake Road, Havelock.
Reception will follow at VFW Post No. 7315, Lynnwayne Circle, Havelock.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Driscoll Stahnke; two daughters, Teri McAllister of Jacksonville and Kathy Rogers of Burlington, Ky.; one son, Peter Stahnke of Greenville; one brother, William Stahnke of Wild Rose, Wisc.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or the American Cancer Society, 930 A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.