JACKSONVILLE- Michael Ronald Bland, 70, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Carolina East Medical Center.
A service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Bizzell Grove Memorial Gardens in Princeton, North Carolina.
Michael was born in Martin County, North Carolina. Michael loved God, his family, and country. He was a great example to everyone in how he loved our Heavenly Father. He was full of faith and used every opportunity to witness of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He fought a good fight, he kept the faith, and finished his course.
He honorably served in the United States Airforce before he began his broadcasting career in Red Springs, North Carolina, in 1974. Michael worked at several radio stations before becoming the General Manager and President of WJCV in 1987, where he worked until his passing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Elton Bland Sr. and Madeline Bland.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Faye Bland, of the home; brothers, Hubert Elton Bland Jr., (Meredith) of Smithfield, Reverend Phillip Bland (Holly) of Princeton, James Melvin Bland (Micha) of Jacksonville; sisters, Wanda Sue Nobles of Vanceboro, Katherine Annette Elks (Michael) of Raleigh; and many loving nieces and nephews.
If you wish to make a memorial donation, it may be made to WJCV Radio.
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