David Calvert Patchell Jr., age 76, of Wilmington, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Cypress Point Rehabilitation Center.
David was born November 5, 1938, in Charleston, WV, the son of David Calvert Patchell and Emily Wallace Patchell.
He was a retired Economist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Preceded in the death are David’s parents and sister, Martha Belcher of Hernshaw, WV.
David is survived by his wife, Paula Kornegay Patchell; son, David C. Patchell, III and wife Johanna; daughter, Emily Patchell Eldridge and husband Gerald; grandchildren, Landen and Mikaela Patchell, and Amanda, Sarah and Kira Eldridge; sisters, Mary McNeal of Eskdale, WV, Emma Atkinson of Merritt Island, FL and Ruth Hudson of Hernshaw, WV.
David was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington. He enjoyed travel, classic cars and trains.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church, 423 N. 23rd St. Wilmington, NC.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 23, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Burgaw City Cemetery.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099