Condolences for George McMillan Antley


Betty W. Shumpert posted on 8/25/20

Dear MaryJoyce and family, I was so sorry to read about George in the paper. I have many memories going back to you two dating out at the airport in the civil air patrol to George sitting over the kitchen table with his pipe studying for advancement at the police department when you lived off Wrightsville Ave. Also when I would visit with Scott and he would come home he would set the siren off for a few seconds to excite a small kid who loved police cars. You all have my deepest sympathy. George was a very kind and good man and you were blessed to have him for a husband and father and grandfather. Sincerely, Betty


Sheila Youngblood posted on 8/24/20

Thank you Chief for your many years of excellent service and compassion for others. Dear Antley family, my prayers and condolences are going out to you.


John Golder posted on 8/24/20

My deepest condolences to the family. Growing up at Wrightsville Beach, I understand how much Chief Antley did for the community. He helped to raise all of us kids who grew up on the beach, always making sure that his officers treated all who lived and visited Wrightsville Beach fairly. When I was young, Chief Antley gave me a set of handcuffs. Something I never forgot throughout my career in law enforcement. He will be truly missed by everyone.


James Jamison posted on 8/23/20

RIP Thank for your faithful service and sacrifice to help other.


Rick Sorrenti posted on 8/23/20

Our deepest sympathies and prayers. George will be deeply missed.


C.D. Burton, B/C, WFD, ret. posted on 8/23/20

Mary, and family. We are so sorry for the loss of the Chief. He was a great man that truly cared for people. We will all miss him. Dal & Diane


Fred Pickler posted on 8/23/20

A Great Man, a true Southern Gentleman, a Great Leader and a dear friend has left our earthly presence and was embraced in the arms of God, and now he is smiling down at us. You will be missed by all of us Dear Friend.


Kim Meares posted on 8/23/20

Joyce, Mary, Trisha and Holly, so very sorry for your loss. George was such a great man and had such great support from all of you all during these tough times. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers!



Valerie Blanton posted on 8/22/20

Our heart felt condolences to Chief Antley’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Chief Antley was a man both loved and responded by many. He will always be remembered by those of us that knew him as “Chief”.


bobby bullin posted on 8/21/20

Sorry for your loss George was one of the best. My prayers are with you may God be with all.


Becky Pennington Reaves posted on 8/21/20

"Chief" will never be forgotten. He was such a nice person walking his Jack Russells around our Brandywine neighborhood. He always had a nice greeting for everyone. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.


Robin Harts posted on 8/21/20

George will be missed!! He was an awesome law enforcement officer and a kind man!! I worked with his wife Mary at the NHCSO. Mary I'm so sorry for your loss!!!! Praying that God will give you and your family the peace and comfort that only He can provide at such a difficult time!!!! I'm sending you lots of love, hugs, and prayers!! George thank you for your service and sacrifice!! Well done thy good and faithful servant!! Rest in peace!!



Randy Coble, jr. posted on 8/20/20

I always considered George my best friend and someone I always looked up to.


Randy Coble, jr. posted on 8/20/20

I just learned of George's passing tonight,(8/20) and was saddened beyond belief. He and I grew up and were best friends during our youth on Walnut Street in Wilmington. My last get together was at Wrightsville Beach when we had some hot dogs together on Johnny Mercer's Pier and then circumstances took me away for almost 30 years with no contact. My fondest memory is when he was quarantined with measles and I snuck out of the funeral home to go see him thru the screened window. That gave me the measles and damn if I didn't do it again and we had the mumps!. These were poor times in the 40's and early 50's and we used to collect piles of newspapers and sell them by the pound to a fish market at 4th & Red Cross Sts.. He was a good, honest & honorable man who served his Country well and his family always. Danny, Mary, we've lost contact but I think of all of you often. My best to George's wife and children, I am truly sorry for your loss.


Hovie Pope posted on 8/20/20

Rest well Chief. Thank you for all you did for me and the leadership you gave to so many. A part of America has died.


Kevin Milliken posted on 8/20/20

Condolences to the the family. Thank you for your faithful service. God bless to awesome man.


Missy posted on 8/20/20

I will miss my Chief ! He was an inspiration as to how people should live their lives ! He Set the standard above the rest thank you George for your friendship and the amazing gift you shared with us


Jerome and Diane Williams posted on 8/19/20

Chief Antley was a fine man-a credit to his country and to our Town of Wrightsville Beach. He was a man of impeccable and manners. I never heard Chief Antley raise his voice, swear, or speak ill of another. I never heard anyone speak ill of him. Our sincere condolences go to the Antley Family. We will honor our memories of Chief Antley even as we shall miss his presence among us.


Carol Hines Benton posted on 8/19/20

Mary Joyce,I am so sorry for your loss.Please know that you and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers.



Lyn Spooner posted on 8/19/20

Trisha, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for you all.


Morris Abeyounis posted on 8/19/20

Rest in Peace Chief Antley. May GOD be with you and your family. You taught me to lead by example which has stuck with me forever. We will meet again.