Robert A. “Bobby” Chadwick

April 16, 1934 - November 20, 2021
Robert A. “Bobby” Chadwick

Robert (Bobby) Alexander Chadwick, Jr. 87 a life-long resident of the Wrightsboro Community in Wilmington, NC, died peacefully at home on Saturday November 20, 2021 under the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

He was born in Durham, NC on April 16, 1934, the son of the late Robert Alexander Chadwick and Bonnie Lee DuPriest Chadwick.

Bobby is survived by his wife and best friend of 62 years Bland Edwards Chadwick, daughter Teresa Chadwick Diggs of Lewisville, NC, two grandchildren Charles Alexander Diggs of Charlotte, NC and Hannah Elise Diggs of Lewisville, NC, who he loved with all his heart, one sister Betty Jean Matzke of Wilmington, NC, and several nieces and nephews who were all very special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Alexander Chadwick and Bonnie Lee DuPriest Chadwick, one grandchild Haley Chadwick Diggs and sister Billie Chadwick.

Bobby graduated from New Hanover High School in 1952 and served in the US Army after graduation. He was employed by AT&T for 44 years and retired in 1996.
Bobby was a long time active member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church, and a member of the Nick Mintz Sunday School class. He enjoyed working on the yard committee and the handy man ministry.

Bobby enjoyed golfing, gardening, traveling and doing for others. He loved being outdoors and tending to his yard.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held for family and friends 12 noon Friday, November 26, 2021 at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive Wilmington, NC led by Rev. Stuart Lewis and Minister of Music Peggy Croom.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Wrightsboro Baptist Church – Handy Man Ministry 2736 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington NC 28401; Lower Cape Fear Life Care Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; or a family you know that is in need.

Pallbearers Charles A. Diggs, Rick Matzke, Paul Allen, Jerry Wells, Cody Long, Cleve Saunders, Bill Burrell, Jack Jacobs and Charlie Snow.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • November 21, 2021
    Don Loftin says:
    I am reminded of the "Good Old Days" when I think of Bobby. That would be, for us, the '50's. He had a 1950 Ford, and while most all our crowd had a car, we ended up in Bobby's at the end of Saturday nights, exchanging the day's events, listening to Gallenton Tenn radio "Randy's Record Shop" show, and guessing how fast he could get it up to, before it started missing. While I was in the class of '53, Bobby and Charlie let me join them at Jarman's Drug Store, 16th & Market, to study for exams. Yes, Bobby was a member of our "Good Old DAy's" group, and he will be missed by many. We will cherish our memories!

  • November 21, 2021
    Raye Reichelderfer says:
    My fond memories of Bobby was on the many fishing trips we took with the other phone employees. We were a "telephone family". We worked together and fished together. When Bobby and I "spot netted", we always took a coleman stove and fry pan so we could eat them fresh right out of the net!!

  • November 21, 2021
    Susan Wilcox says:
    I know Bobby and Jay are sharing memories of their “Glory Days” at Ma Bell. I know how hard this is and I can’t tell you when it will be easier. Our memories are a precious gift that help us through the numbing grief. My prayers will be with your family.

  • November 21, 2021
    Linda and Bill Burrell says:
    Oh...what wonderful times we have had with Bobby and Bland over the years.....but oh what a hole we have in our hearts right now. We know he is with his Lord in heaven with no more pain and for that we are thankful. We will never forget all the good times in Biloxi with Bobby and Bland...and him always winning all the money....Lucky Fellow.....but we were so happy and excited for him. Bill and Bobby worked so many years together at BellSouth.....and played golf together after retirement. We love you Bobby and we will miss you so much. We love you Bland, Theresa, Hanna and Alex and we are always here for you anytime day or night. Prayers for all of you!

  • November 21, 2021
    Marsha Edens Caulder says:
    Those of us with the telephone family will have a hole in our heart with Bobby’s passing. But what a glorious day he had when GOD’s Angels came for him and lifted him ever so gently taking him home to Heaven. My heart rejoices for him. We all will certainly miss his contagious smile and quick Whit. Bobby and I were raised up in the same church, Wrightsboro Baptist Church. We were both married there and baptized there too. Bobby was a good man, a giving man, and a kind man. Bland, please know we will be praying for you and your family. Hold on to those precious memories. May God bless you always. Love, Marsha Edens Caulder