Thomas Davis Chadwick, Sr.

November 27, 1932 - June 2, 2017
Thomas Davis Chadwick, Sr.

Thomas Davis Chadwick, Sr., 84, of Wilmington, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 2, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Shirley Mae Chadwick, Five children, Two daughter in laws, Six grandchildren, and Four great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister and oldest son.

He was born November 27, 1932 in Wilmington, NC to Kathleen Buck Chadwick, Jacob James Chadwick both of Wilmington, NC.

He served proudly for 22 years in the United States Army from which he retired from in 1972. He served in the Korean War and also in the Vietnam War. He was a parachute rigger in the army and made over 200 Successful Jumps throughout his career. He always told us boys that he was 7′ tall when he joined the Army and retired 5’9 because of jumping out of perfectly good air planes.

He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and friend to all that knew him.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and was always there to support them. He enjoyed wood working, playing cards and telling bad jokes to anyone that would listen.

He was a blessing to everyone that knew him. He will be missed by all.

A Celebration of Thomas’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • June 05, 2017
    Sherry Comentale says:
    Sorry for your loss.

  • June 06, 2017
    Cynthia Carlton says:
    He will surely be missed...I am sure he is still got a joke or two still to tell..

  • June 06, 2017
    Vera Barnhill says:
    My favorite uncle will surely be missed. My prayers go out to all the family members that are going to miss him.

  • June 06, 2017
    Patricia Johnson Ray says:
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers... Mr. Chadwick was a sweetheart. Always loved talking to him. He will be missed by many.

  • June 06, 2017
    Linda Carlton says:
    Uncle Tommy always made you feel welcomed when you visited him and Aunt Shirley. He was probably the most positive person that I have ever known and always treated you with kindness. You will be truly missed by everyone whom knew you.