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 02, 2021
    Ed Walsh and family says:
    May your family find comfort and solace during this trying time and may you cherish the memories you had with such an amazing man.

  • April 02, 2021
    Trey Lackey says:
    I spent a decent chunk of my childhood with Doug, wandering the woods of our neighborhood and fishing for bluegill at Lake Lanier. He had a boundless sense of curiosity about the world and a yearning for discovery. I'm so glad to learn he was able to instill a love of the outdoors in his kids. Such an intelligent, funny, compassionate, and often goofy guy. My sincere condolences to the family, whom Doug clearly adored.

  • April 02, 2021
    Bill and Janet Muench (next door neighbors) says:
    Doug was always very gracious and friendly to neighbors who would drop by for a short visit or who might just happen to walk by while he was outside. He was a big asset to our neighborhood of Shellbank. Doug was always the first to repair our dock after a storm and maintained our emergency/maintenance funds account. His and Christy's yard put mine to shame. Doug had a loud laugh which Janet and I heard often, usually on the week-ends. He obviously was a very happy man; he appeared to live life fully. When I remember Doug I will mostly remember the mouth-watering smell of grilling meats coming from Christy and Doug's yard. Doug spent a lot of good quality time with his family and I know he will be missed tremendously. I pray that God will watch over Doug's family in these difficult times.

  • April 01, 2021
    Katie Stormer says:
    I am so very sorry to the entire family for this tremendous loss. Doug was one of the best people I knew. Praying for peace and healing.

  • April 03, 2021
    Patricia Corns Comire says:
    I graduated high school with Doug. I can just picture his sweet smile. He had such a caring spirit about him. I pray for comfort for you all as you mourn the loss of such a wonderful man. May God give you peace that flows like a river.