David V. Nelson, Jr.

November 18, 1933 - September 25, 2010
David V. Nelson, Jr.

David Vernon Nelson, Jr, 76 of Castle Hayne passed away Saturday, September, 25, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Suzanna Smith.

David is survived by his wife of 15 years Rhonda Nelson, his children David Nelson, Paige Nelson, Fletcher Nelson and wife Lorrie, his children by marriage Jamie Stitz, Kelly Gambler and husband Neal, Karen Johnson and husband Will, grandchildren Sarah and Allison Nelson, Spencer Waters, Ava Stitz, Lindsay and Ben Johnson, Kinley Gambler, brother Joseph T. Nelson, a special niece Jeannine and husband Pat, nephews Tom, Joe Ben, Randy, Greg and David.

Dave enjoyed family time, boating, golfing and camping. Dave had a special love for his church family, Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington where family and friends will gather at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

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  • September 28, 2010
    Peggy B Singleton says:
    Rhonda, My prayers are with you at this time. David was one of my customers at Bank of America. He was always so nice and had a wonderful smile. I know you will miss him, but God knows all and he wanted to give him rest. God bless you and your family. Peggy Phillips at that time.

  • September 28, 2010
    Sam White says:
    Dear David, Paige and Fletcher, It is with sadness to see your Father's notice in the paper this morning. Having lost both of my parents, I share in your grief. I know that you do not remember me but, I worked with your Father at Belk Beery back in the early 70's. I remember all three of you as we would go out on your Father's boat: "THUMPER". Fortunately time is a healer. I enjoyed his company and will always remember the three of you. Sam

  • September 28, 2010
    Julie Trivette says:
    Paige, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I offer my sincerest and deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. Never let go and cherish everything! Love ya and Im here for you should you need anything at all.

  • September 28, 2010
    Kristy Montford Fuss says:
    Paige, I am sorry to read of your father's passing. May the Lord bring you and your family peace during your time of grief.

  • September 28, 2010
    Beverly Vann says:
    Rhonda, and family...I loved Dave very much and he will me missed, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Rhonda you will be forever in my heart... Beverly Vann