David Garland Abell

May 15, 1948 - September 22, 2019
David Garland Abell

David Garland Abell, age 71, of Hampstead, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born  in Baltimore, MD, on May 15, 1948, the son of William David Abell and Miriam Garland Abell.

Dave Abell is survived by his wife, stepmother, sister, brother, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, William David and Miriam Abell.

A Memorial Service is being planned and will be announced.

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  • September 25, 2019
    Richard and Brenda Shumbarger says:
    David was a friend and a brother in Christ. He will be missed but we will see him again one day in heaven.

  • September 25, 2019
    Robert Cooke says:
    I graduated with Dave in "66" .He was one great guy to hang with ! I was so sorry to hear about Dave and still feel as if it wasn't that long ago that I saw him last ! Great memories of a great guy ! I hope that your family is blessed by that fact !

  • September 28, 2019
    Darlene Grimes Lamer says:
    My sincere condolence to the entire Abell family, there are no words to say at this time except I will pray for you all during this very difficult time.

  • October 02, 2019
    Byron & Leisa Powell says:
    Our heartfelt condolences to Mary and all of the Abell family. We were blessed to have Dave be a part of our lives, both professionally and personally. We became close friends with Dave and will always remember him for his honesty, integrity and humility, and the fact he was an excellent mentor and genuine friend. We hope the Abell family finds the strength to get through this difficult time and has solace knowing the positive impact Dave had on so many lives.