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
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099