In Memory

Johnie W. Vereen, III - Class Of 1972

Johnie William Vereen, III
CMA Class of 1972
May 23, 1954 - Jan 2, 2015






Johnie William Vereen, III, age 60 of Oak Island passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia.

Mr. Vereen was born May 23, 1954, son of Johnie William Vereen, Jr. and the late Delight Gay Vereen. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Oak Island. Mr. Vereen was mayor of Oak Island for four terms. He was a talented woodcrafter and made many beautiful pieces. He was an outstanding son, husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Vereen was a good friend to everyone and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be missed by so many.

Survivors include his wife Jane Vereen of the home; his father Johnie Vereen, Jr. and his wife Diane of Oak Island; son Chad Suttles and wife Samantha of Oak Island; one brother Eric Vereen of Leland; and one granddaughter Analeigh Jane Suttles.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Monday, January 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Oak Island with Reverend Charlie Carter and Reverend Gene Tomlinson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.


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01/05/15 08:12 AM #1    

Norman Cooper (1972)

This is sad news Johnie was a stellar cadet and an all around great person.


Neil Cooper

01/06/15 11:40 AM #2    

Jimmy Thomas (1972)

I agree with Norman Cooper. It doesn't surprise me that Johnie was a 4 term mayor. He was leadership material and we saw that when we were at CMA. Rest in peace our fellow cadet.

02/12/15 02:27 PM #3    

John Lowry (1972)

A True Friend, Rest in Peace Brother.

10/16/15 07:28 PM #4    

Billy Bradham (1972)

i was johnie's squad leader in 1969, he was always pitching in to help, i remember he brought these huge squeegees to help clean terrazo floors in room 3 A company,he was one of the most enterprising people i have ever known in my life, came up with the idea to sell doughnuts door to door to raise money for the military ball, i think of jw often & was very saddened to learn of his passing

10/21/15 12:12 AM #5    

Cary Issac Fowler (1972)

Johnie live about 25miles from me I'm in Riegelwood,he would give me rides home..he always talked about that Falcon, good friends are hard to find and he was one..

10/21/15 04:23 PM #6    

Ronald N. Walker (1963)

I didn't know Johnnie but its always sad to see of the passing of a fellow CMA cadet. My daughter also passed away on a visit to Egypt on January 2, 2015. 

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