David Earl Bellamy

October 31, 1947 - February 2, 2022
David Earl Bellamy

David Earl Bellamy 74 died at NHRMC on February 2, 2022. He was born in Wilmington N.C. on October 31, 1947, the son of Eunice P. Bellamy & the late David A Bellamy.
David was retired from the Mitre Corporation after 20 years. David also worked at Lockheed Martin Missile and Space for 9 years. He served his country proudly in the Navy as an E3 working in corrosion control.

He accomplished a BS Degree in Physics as well as Computer Science degree, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in May of 1975 -1976. While obtaining this degree, he had a publication in the American Journal of Physics. He then decided to acquire his master’s in science & systems management at the University of Southern California in September of 1980.
In the younger years he worked at Chips (Hardee’s) and would bring home, leftover milkshakes, and burgers, to his siblings when he got off. He also loved his old cars, playing pool, and winning at chess. His favorite sayings were “If you lay down with the dogs, you’ll get up with flees”, “Communication is hard”, “You make your own bed, you’ve got to sleep in it”.

David was preceded in death by his father David A Bellamy, grandson Thomas Tufano, son-in-law Paul Ford, sister-in-law Lauren Bellamy, nephew Wayne Gainous Jr., father-in-law Edward Schermerhorn (Barbara), mother-in-law Jo Ann Gaudet (Joe), sister-in-law Linda Spedding, and brother-in-law Wayne Schermerhorn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Lee Ann Bellamy, mother Eunice P. Bellamy, children Chris Bellamy (Brenda), Sharon Tufano (John), Charlene Ford, his grandchildren Abby Bellamy, Bradon Bellamy, Brooklyn Ford, James Tufano, Kye Peterson, Karis Peterson, and great grandchild Scarlett Bass. His brothers & sisters, Alice Henderson, Alton Bellamy (Debbie), Euince Smith (Donald), Joseph Bellamy, sister-in-law Laura Saunchetrow, Gale Schermerhorn, and brother-in-law David Schermerhorn. Many nieces and nephews

His greatest accomplishment was his family.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, February 7th, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Services at 1535 South 41st street Wilmington N.C. 28403

Memorial Services will be held promptly at 2:00 PM on Tuesday February 8th in the Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel. You may arrive as early as 1:00 PM to meet with the family and swap stories about your experiences with David Bellamy.

Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington N.C. 28412 with Military honors with Pastor Donald Smith Jr. conducting the service.

Memorial Service will be Livestream below

PHILIPPIANS 4: 6-8
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which passed all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever are thing are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are pure, Whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are good report; if there are any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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  • February 05, 2022
    Tim and Cindy Bellamy says:
    Fond memories of David opening his home to us in such a warm and inviting way. We had a great summer trip making family memories together. God rest his soul.

  • February 05, 2022
    Elwanda Smith says:
    You had a wonderful life and will be missed. Would be there but can’t travel due to Covid. Will be thinking of everyone as you go through this. Loving thoughts

  • February 07, 2022
    Dale Morgret says:
    Great memories with David & Lee when we went to an oyster festival many years ago. Had a great time walking around. Remember a great time going to Sight & Sound with them in Pa & Sharon & John being with us. Awesome time playing dominoes Mexican Train with them. Most of all all this happened because David & Bruce worked together many years at Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Temple Baptist Church. They also spent many hours playing pool together till both having trouble with eyesight. They worked on cars together. They also drove out to Winchester to eat at a Bojangles that Dave always talked about. Bruce was so excited to see they were putting one in here in Sterling, but before it was built Covid slowed things up & Bruce went to his Heavenly home blood cancer. I am sure Bruce was there to welcome his dear friend home & they are spending many hours talking. When they were together we were lucky anyone else got a word in as they talked for hours about anything & everything including their Navy days. Love to all the family. Loved never forgotten.

  • February 08, 2022
    Harry and Gloria McCabe says:
    It's been a long time since we have seen David and Lee. Maybe not since the days in Northern Virginia in the late 1990s. David and I go way back, though - elementary school, junior high school, high school and college - and yes, I remember the Hardees days too. David actually help me get a job at Hardees. Rest in peace friend.

  • February 08, 2022
    Dale and Cheryl Berner says:
    I will always have fond memories of David from our time together in Santa Clara, California and all my love and thoughts to my dear cousin Lee Ann