Paul Cole Kelbaugh

October 6, 1949 - May 22, 2019
Paul Cole Kelbaugh


Paul Cole Kelbaugh, age 69 of Leland passed away on Wednesday, May 22. 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 6, 1949.

Paul was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving in the US Navy as a Lt.JG during the Vietnam War. Paul was a successful Attorney and had a career with the US Government.

Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy Kelbaugh; son, Sam Cole Kelbaugh and wife Sarah of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Laura Katherine Rice and husband Eric of Lynchburg, VA; three grandchildren, Rachel, Finn, and Olivia; sisters, Kathy Leahneis and Joan Pollard. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christa Kelbaugh.

Memroial service plans are pending. His urn will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery at at later date.

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  • May 26, 2019
    Dave says:
    I am so sorry for your loss , Loosing a loved one is traumatic and very difficult. However the Bible says at Rev. 21:4 - “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May the God who gives us this comfort be with the family at this time.

  • May 29, 2019
    F Davis says:
    To the Kelbaugh family I pray for peace and that the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials will be with you during this very difficult period. May you draw close to God in prayer and throw all your anxiety upon him as he will sustain you. May you look forward to the day when sickness and death will cease and God will restore life to all who sleep but still exists in his memory, Isaiah 26:19, Psalm 55:22, James 4:8. Please accept my deep sympathy.