Cedric David Williams

September 14, 1937 - February 9, 2017
Cedric David Williams

Cedric David Williams,
Died peacefully surrounded by his family at Lower Cape Fear Hospice,
Wilmington, North Carolina.
Born in Bristol, England to Phyllis (Grosvenor) and Cyril Williams as the
eldest of three brothers. He immigrated to Canada after completing his PhD
in metallurgical engineering at University of Cardiff, Wales. He moved to
the US in 1972 to work for General Electric. His career was primarily based
at the Wilmington GE Nuclear Fuels facility until his retirement in 2002.
David will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Nancy Ellen (Kornegay),
his son Harvey, daughter-in-law Cheryl and grandchildren Lindsay, Ryan,
Callum and Graham, and his stepdaughter Leslie, son-in-law Paul, and
grandchildren Joseph and Nancy. His loss will also be deeply felt by his
younger brothers Clifford Barrie (Muriel) , and Mike (Rose-Anne) in
England and by many other family members in England, Canada, and in the
US.
He loved living in Wrightsville Beach with Ellen for almost 40 years.
Walking the beach, listening to the waves washing ashore, and enjoying the
beautiful sunset from their home brought him much joy in life.
He was loved and respected by his family, his many friends, and his
community and will be deeply missed by all.
A celebration of his life will be planned for the early springtime.
Donations may be given in lieu of flowers to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice,
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • February 09, 2017
    Nonna, Nicholas, Katie Schiefer says:
    Love to the family, we will always remember Dave with love.

  • February 10, 2017
    Nellie Davis says:
    Ellen, We're so sorry about Dave's passing. We know you had a beautiful life together. Keep these memories close to your heart. Take care. Love, Larry and Nellie Waters Davis

  • February 10, 2017
    Cindy Plankers says:
    Ellen, Tim and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family members. I knew Dave for a number of years at GE, always the gentleman.

  • February 11, 2017
    Mac and mary hunter says:
    David was a good friend and a class act. He will be greatly missed by mary and me. Ellen we are thinking about you too. You spent many an hour looking after david when he could no longer look after himself. Every time we have a martini we will toast david.

  • February 12, 2017
    john harmon says:
    Ellen, heartfelt sympathy to all. David was the first technical person that I met when I came to Wilmington in 1977. He was my friend and my peer for 40 years; I will miss him but never forget him.