J D Colvin, Sr.

January 29, 1913 - December 10, 2007
J D Colvin, Sr.

James “JD” Dover Colvin, Sr, 94, of Wilmington passed away Monday December 10, 2007 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Born in Wilmington January 29, 1913 the son of the late James Tate Colvin and Dover Anna Bryan Colvin.

JD was preceded in death by his wife Tessie Rea Colvin, Brother Franklin Colvin and Sister Hilda Colvin.

He is survived by his sons J D Colvin, Jr and wife Martha, of Wilmington, Larry S. Colvin and wife Judy, of Wilmington, Robert C. Colvin and wife Suzanne, of Montpelier, VA and Danny R. Colvin and wife Lisa, of Wilmington, sister Sarah Rackley, of Fayetteville, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren , many nieces and nephews.

JD retired from Babcock & Wilcox and was a charter member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder Emeritus.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M Thursday, December 13, 2007, Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Manning Officiating.

The family will see friends 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M Wednesday at Wilmington Burial and Cremation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church 3736 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 2222 S. 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28401.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 4st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 13, 2007
    Patti Adams says:
    With deepest sympathy from the staff at Davis Health Care Center where Mr. Colvin gave many volunteer hoursa nd is fondly remembered.

  • December 12, 2007
    Kathy Glasgow says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May the sorrow you feel be replaced with fond memories of Mr. Colvin and his time with us.

  • December 12, 2007
    Gary Nixon says:
    Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Gary Nixon

  • December 12, 2007
    Steve Ridge says:
    To the Colvin Family, My deepest sympathies go out to you, on behalf of Fortron Industries, on the passing of Mr. JD Colvin. Danny and Lisa, May these difficult times draw you even closer together as a family. We will keep you all in our prayers. Best Wishes and Warm Regards, Steve Ridge President Fortron Industries

  • December 12, 2007
    Michael Martin says:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Colvin family with the loss of JD Colvin, SR. Mike