David Calvert Patchell, Jr.

November 5, 1938 - January 19, 2015
David Calvert Patchell, Jr.


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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  • January 20, 2015
    Bill and Cheryl and Isaac Jacobs says:
    We are mourning with you. Your Dad was a special man.

  • January 21, 2015
    Carla Thomas says:
    Emily, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you! Sincerely, Carla Thomas

  • January 21, 2015
    michele waller says:
    Emily and David and families, i'm soo very sorry to hear about your dad. may God put his loving arms around all of you during this difficult time. sending up prayers to you and your families. michele waller and family

  • January 20, 2015
    Donna Breedlove says:
    Emily & Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.