Lynn “Chief” David Fountain

March 21, 1945 - April 20, 2024
Lynn “Chief” David Fountain

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Lynn David Fountain, known fondly as “Chief”, aged 79, passed away on April 20, 2024, in Wilmington, NC. He was born on March 21, 1945, in De Tour Village, MI, Chief led a life filled with dedication, honor, and service.

Chief served his country as a member of the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he was employed at Bethlehem Steel and ultimately retired from the Battleship North Carolina, where he worked maintenance. His commitment to hard work and excellence was reflected in everything he did.

In his free time, Chief found joy in simple pleasures. He was an avid fan of spending time at Carolina Beach and enjoyed the tranquility of freshwater fishing. These moments of peace brought him much happiness and relaxation throughout his life.

Chief is survived by his loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Edwin A. Fountain; mother, Cora E. Fountain; and sister, Lillian D. Fountain. Cherishing his memory are his son, Chad D. Fountain (Vicki); daughter, Michelle M. Robinson (Scott); granddaughters, Lindsey M. Jackson (William) and Elizabeth S. Robinson; brother, Edwin A. Fountain (Jean); nieces, Renee Price (Jeff) and Stephanie Nelson (Charles).

A private celebration of Chief’s life will be held later in the Summer of 2024.

His legacy of dedication and kindness will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation at the link above at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.

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  • April 26, 2024
    David F. Miller says:
    To Lynn's family, Lynn was a friend of mine back in DeTour Village, Michigan. before he headed for the Carolinas. We had a lot of good times together. RIP my friend, you were a good guy and will be missed. Dave Miller DeTour Village, MI

  • April 26, 2024
    Danielle Wallace says:
    I knew Mr. Lynn when I first started working at the Battleship. He was great and one of the things I learned about him real quick was that he didn't take to fools lightly and knew "crap" when he saw it. I really admired that about him because he was always right and his ability to be so honest and frank impressed me. I knew him as a very compassionate man who loved his family, especially his daughter, Shelly, and his son, Chad. He was one of the good ones and I am so sorry that he is gone, however, I know he is in a better place now. Godspeed, Mr. Lynn.

  • April 26, 2024
    Jimmie Howell says:
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad . Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family . Sending y’all hugs

  • April 25, 2024
    mike caulder jr says:
    Worked with Chief at the Battleship. He was a great guy and always respected him.

  • April 25, 2024
    KEN & TAMARA COX says:
    There are no words that can describe how sorry we are for your loss. May God bless you with peace during this hard time.