Daniel Thomas Chick

September 1, 1942 - February 8, 2015
Daniel Thomas Chick


Daniel Thomas Chick, age 72, of Wilmington passed away peacefully in the warm embrace of his family on February 8, 2015 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Dan was born on September 1, 1942, in Hanover County, VA, the son of Bessie Armstrong Simmons and the late Thomas Rutherford Chick. He is also predeceased by a brother Donald Rutherford Chick.

He is survived by his beloved wife of forty years, Betty Smith Chick; children, Sharon Lynn Featherston (Brooks), Daniel Todd Chick, and David Thomas Chick (Jennifer); stepchildren, Kimberly Kaye Walker (Gary) and Charles Jack Turnbill, Jr. (Wendy); eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, his mother Bessie Armstrong Simmons, brother, Stephen Hancock Chick (Mildred), and many cherished extended family members and friends.

Daniel worked for many years as an operational management leader in the Meat Processing Industry with various companies including HyGrade Food Products, Thorn Apple Valley and Smithfield Foods.

He was an avid auto racing fan, loved hiking and being outdoors. He was creative and artistic, which showed in his love of drawing and painting. Most of all he was devoted to his family and cherished the time he spent with them.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dan’s name to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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


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  • February 09, 2015
    Jack Turnbill says:
    Rest in peace Dan. We will all miss you and love you. Forever in our hearts.

  • February 10, 2015
    David Chick says:
    Rest easy Dad, we will take it from here. We miss you and love you dearly.

  • February 10, 2015
    Antonia Williams says:
    Expressions of Sympathy Antonia Williams has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • February 10, 2015
    mae sniezyk says:
    Dear Betty and Family,after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold on to are the happy memories that we,ve shared with our loved ones who have passed,this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds,and they will continue to live on, through us. you will be missed Dan Chick, may you rest in peace. Jerry and Mae