Major David Sloan Stevenson

September 29, 1950 - December 22, 2009
Major David Sloan Stevenson

Major David Sloan Stevenson, 59, of White Lake, formerly of Wilmington died suddenly Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at his home.

David was born in Beckley, West Virginia on September 29, 1950, to the late Kyle and Anna Lee Trent Stevenson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Sandra Stevenson.

He is survived by his daughter Crystal Stevenson and her mother Susan Stevenson, Connie Stevenson, his sister Mary Elizabeth Taylor, granddaughter Shelby Carlyle, his best friend Debbie Miller and two nephews.

Major Stevenson began his law enforcement career with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in 1973. During his employment, Major Stevenson served the citizens in Patrol, as a founding member of the Sheriff’s Alcohol Field Enforcement Unit and the Commander of ERT, Civil, Detectives, and as Chief Bailiff. In 1992 he was assigned to the Jail and was soon the Supervisor of the Jail Annex. In 1995 he was promoted to Assistant Division Commander of the Jail and in 2000 promoted to Chief Jailer. In 2002 he was promoted to Major in charge of Detention and Support Services and was recognized with the Officer of the Year Award. David oversaw the construction of the new Detention Facility. He was also VP of the North Carolina Administrators’ Association and retired in 2005.

David was a member of Wrightsboro United Methodist Church where a funeral service will be 11:00 A.M Tuesday, December 29, 2009 with burial following in Oleander Memorial Gardens. Revered Bill Haddock and WPD Chaplain Donald Smith will officiate. The family will see friends 6:00-8:00 PM Monday at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

Memories contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Daddy always said “Life’s journey
is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to slide in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, shouting Woo Hoo, what a ride”

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  • December 26, 2009
    Kevin Foss says:
    I would like to say thank you to the family for our use of Major Stevenson. I worked under him while he was a Sergeant on Patrol. I was able to connect to his real dry sense of humor. I learned that red, blue and green were colors thus "Green in Color" was not part of his vocabulary. I have not seen David in a long time but I was sad to know that he had passed away. Please know that My family is praying for you all. Thank you once again for David!

  • December 26, 2009
    shelby says:
    MY PAPA(DAVID) WAS THE BEST.WHEN YOU WERE SAD HE WOULD MAKE U HAPPY AGAIN. I LOVE MY PAPA AND WISH HE WAS STILL HERE BUT I KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE.LOVE YOU PAPA VARY MUCH.

  • December 26, 2009
    Nancy Holloway says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • December 26, 2009
    Millie Bradshaw Huss says:
    So many memories are swirling when a friend dies. I remember David as a sweet spirit and a dear friend. When we had reunions for HHHS, he was there. He missed only a couple. Your family will miss you so, and I'll miss you too when we have more reunions.To all who are left to mourn,lean on Christ Jesus to carry you through this very tuff time....Fellow Classmate, Millie Bradshaw Huss

  • December 24, 2009
    Mike & Rhea Hebert says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.