Douglas Andrew Dameron

February 21, 1970 - March 29, 2021
Douglas Andrew Dameron

Douglas (Doug) Andrew Dameron, 51, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Monday, March 29 at Cape Hatteras National Seashore doing what he loved. Fishing was Doug’s passion, and he passed away trying to pull in a 30 lb. shark. A true fisherman, he shared his love of the sport with everyone he knew, including his wife, children, and friends. He loved fishing and boating with his family and friends and spent many hours on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wilmington.

Doug never met a stranger and loved everyone he met. He grew up in Martinsville, Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech for college where he played in the marching band. He was a dedicated Hokie and cheered them on at every chance. His love of music continued beyond college and he also played drums and the electric guitar. Doug’s music tastes ranged from Johnny Cash to Rush to Slayer. He spent his free time playing tennis on the Porters Neck Country Club tennis team for many years and was an active member of the club.

Above all else, Doug was a family man and an amazing father. He loved his children and wife more than anything. He made sure to always see Mackenzie cheer, take Avery fishing, and watch Alistair play tennis. He was a scout master for many years for both of his boys. Doug treated all of his friend’s children as his own.

He is survived by his wife, Christy Dameron, his three children, Mackenzie, age 17, Avery, age 15, and Alistair, age 13. He is also survived by his father, Charles Russell Dameron, and brother, Kenneth Dameron, of Martinsville, VA, his sister, Julie and husband, John Fogel of Roanoke, Virginia. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Heather Fox Dameron. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and wonderful friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Lang Dameron.

The Family will receive friends from 1:00PM until 3:00PM on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation. The family respectfully requests that attendees wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dameron Memorial College Fund or a charity of your choice. Donations can be made by check or through PayPal Friends & Family at [email protected]

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  • April 01, 2021
    Chuck & Bonnie Gwaltney, Nashville, TN says:
    Dearest Christy, Mackenzie, Avery, Alistair & Extended Family, There are few words that will ease the pain you're dealing with. We have all been paralyzed by this sad news. Our connection with Doug goes back to his Dean Witter days in Roanoke, VA, when he was just a kid! There aren't enough adjectives to describe this man, but the first few that come to mind are integrity, character, respectful, honest, selfless, loving, caring and the list goes on. Doug was not only our financial advisor, he quickly became like a brother. So many of our business communications would include discussions about family, health, sports, politics, etc. His laughter and always positive attitude were infectious. It only took a brief conversation to know the immense love and dedication he had for Christy and his children. We felt like we knew Christy well before we had the opportunity to meet her during a Wilmington trip not long after she and Doug were married. We will be praying that each of you will feel and experience the peace and understanding that only God can provide and that He will heal your pain in the midst of such a tragic loss. It goes without saying how much we are going to miss him, but look forward to seeing him again in his eternal home.

  • April 01, 2021
    Chris Dean says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have many fond memories of working with Doug at Morgan Stanley.

  • April 01, 2021
    Deborah L Batson says:
    Doug was always smiling. He seemed bigger than life, to me. You couldn't meet a kinder man. Christy, Mackensie, Avery, and Alistair I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to each one of you. I have always enjoyed each and every encounter with all of you. Take care of each other.

  • April 01, 2021
    Ann Beaty Damron lit a candle:
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  • April 02, 2021
    Bill Shultz says:
    I went to high school with Doug, played in band together and hung out back in the day. Great guy! Always positive with an infectious personality that would draw people to him - just to hear something good. I hope all of his family stays strong and celebrates the good times shared, it’s what he wanted for sure.