David Alan Baum

October 24, 1961 - August 13, 2023
David Alan Baum

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David Alan Baum, 61, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on August 13 following a courageous battle with cancer.

David was predeceased by his parents, Al R. and LaVerne Baum. He is survived by his brothers, Stephen Baum and Daniel Baum, his sister, Rhion Magee, son, Hunter Baum, daughter, Danielle Slocum, two grandchildren and many loving friends.

David was an amazing artist and musician, dedicating most of his life to creating beautiful pieces of jewelry and to playing in various musical venues in the Southeast. Renowned for his creativity, David’s work was featured in several movies and in a popular television series.

David’s family is forever grateful for the love and support he received during his illness. Details for an intimate memorial will be shared soon.

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  • February 12, 2024
    Ellie says:
    Hi my name is Ellie. Mr David made me the best ring. So thankful I got to know him.

  • December 05, 2023
    Lisa Deaver says:
    I will forever miss you & never forget you. I was David’s hairstylist & actually he was the first person I really ever did. He trusted me fully & said his hair was my creation, I already knew he would be a friend of a lifetime. Our time together was always so much fun. He gave me some beautiful things he had made & I will cherish them forever. He made such an impact on my life. Also he fought so hard & always kept a smile on his face & I admired him/ also was inspired by his strength. He was & still is my favorite client & such a good friend. I already miss our time together. I know he’s flying high in the sky with our beautiful God, love you always! -Lisa Deaver

  • August 26, 2023
    Karen Nichols says:
    I will forever miss you, my friend and musical comrade. You were an angel to many, and a great encourager of others...but no one more than me. Those you leave behind are heartbroken but knowing you are in God's light, released from pain.

  • August 21, 2023
    Annette Deaton Lineberry says:
    David, one of the last times I saw and met with you you shared a story with my new husband about how I took you under my wing as an upper classman, ate lunch with you and protected you from being bullied. I thought maybe my aging memory was at fault. After reflection, I believe I registered it as inviting the very interesting and obviously multitalented artsy new kid to eat lunch with me ( and my friends) and valuing a great friendship! I’m glad our memories collided in a way that remained positive for almost 50 years and that you agreed to design my gorgeous wedding band that fits perfectly under my engagement ring. I get SO many compliments. But mostly, I’m glad I have a daily reminder on my finger of that awkward kid with such artistic ability that blossomed into such an amazingly talented and accomplished human being. You’ve left a huge mark on this earth, my dear friend. And for all of us that knew and appreciated your many many talents, you will be hugely missed! Sending many prayers for comfort and peace to your children and grandchildren that you loved dearly. Fly high♥️