Freddie Stancil Obituary, Death – We are in a state of sadness due to the tragic news that one of our board members, Freddie Stancil, has passed away. Freddie has been actively contributing to the Johnston County Airport Authority Board in a responsible role ever since March of the year 2020. Not only did he play a key part in JNX, but he was also a successful businessman and a leading force in the neighborhood where he lived.

He was an important person. We will never forget his wicked sense of humor, his warm smile, and his unflappable friendliness, not to mention the tremendous quantity of information that he took to the airport with him. All of those who had the good fortune to have known Freddie will be saddened by his loss.

During this trying time, we want his family and loved ones to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are thinking about them. When I went to North Carolina for the first time in 2016, one of the first individuals I met and became friends with there was Freddie Stancil. Not because he was a member of the board of directors of our bank or other financial institution, but rather because he made an effort to become personally acquainted with me. The news that Freddie had passed away unexpectedly came to us yesterday, and it left us in disbelief.

Even though he had been having some recent issues with his health, he was still getting ready for the battle. When I called him up on Monday to find out how he was doing and to offer him some encouragement, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Despite the fact that the gentleman has died away, his legacy will live on for a very long time and for many generations to come. Freddie, I am excited about the prospect of getting together with you at some point in the foreseeable future.