David H. Bland

January 31, 1962 - January 16, 2015
David H. Bland

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David Hattiway Bland, age 52 of Rocky Point, NC passed away Friday, January 16, 2015.

He was born in Wilmington, NC on January 31, 1962.

David was a graduate of Hoggard High School, and earned his Bachelors Degree from Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg, VA and earned his Masters Degree in Business (MBA) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was an instructor at Cape Fear Community College and Mt. Olive College. He was a member of the International Management Accountants Association, serving as the local treasurer to the Business Dept. at Cape Fear Community College. He was formerly an active member with the Ogden Rescue Squad and Ashland Rescue Squad, Ashland, VA.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Bland; son, Michael David Bland; parents, Robert E. Bland and Elaine H. Bland of Ocala,FL; brothers, Robert E. Bland, Jr. (Praneet) of Winston, OR, and Donald E. Bland (Lisa) of Wilmington; along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will see friends 6 to 8 pm Monday, January 19, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 3 pm Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the graveside in Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Del Parkerson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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  • January 19, 2015
    Doug Ward says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • January 19, 2015
    Valerie Melvin says:
    Dear Bland Family: I extend my deepest sympathies for your devastating loss. I had the privilege of meeting David early in his career at CFCC. His professionalism and dedication were truly inspiring. David worked hard; he was always helpful and kind. He had a great sense of humor. David made me laugh out loud often, even through email correspondence. He was more than my colleague, he was my friend. He is often on my mind, I will miss him dearly.

  • January 20, 2015
    Julie Brewer says:
    My deepest sympathies to all of David's family, collegues and friends. So very shocked to hear this news. Mr.Bland was full of knowledge and humor and will be truly missed! I am grateful for the opportunity to have known him and learned so much! Rest In Peace Dear Friend!

  • January 19, 2015
    Ann Wall says:
    Dear David's family, I wish you peace in the days to come. David is one of the good guys who is gone too soon.

  • January 20, 2015
    Jason Chaffin says:
    David is an irreplaceable member of the Cape Fear family. His professionalism, quick wit, and collegiality were appreciated by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Let us celebrate all that David contributed to his students, colleagues, and community. He will be missed but never forgotten.