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 22, 2021
    Charlie Snow says:
    Bobby and I met in 2nd grade at Wrightsboro school.We became instant friends .We went on many fishing trips together and shared a tent at Jordan Lake.We played golf together from when we retired to just recently. I will miss all the good times we had together.I used to miss the school bus on purpose to walk home with Bobby and play with his Goat till dark and walk home about a mile farther down Wrightsboro Road.I was in trouble when I got home but it was easier to get forgiveness than to get permission.We remained friends forever.My heart goes out to Bland and the rest of the family.

  • November 22, 2021
    Jack & Anita Jacobs says:
    We have so many wonderful memories of our time with Bobby and Bland. Jack loved playing golf with Bobby and the guys, working in Handyman Ministry with him and going on trips with the Southern Bell group. Bobby was such a giving person. He would call and say there someone in need and they would be off again to help. He was a great friend to all and will be dearly missed.

  • November 22, 2021
    Keith and Darlene Parker lit a candle:
    Lit since November 22, 2021 at 11:50:27 PM

  • November 23, 2021
    william peacock says:
    to the chadwick family sorry to hear about the passing of mr chadwick i had the pleasure of known him at seeing him at the church when he woulfd walk under the walkway and come through the welcome center when i would be standing by the door he would come by and shake my hand also workin with him at the livin cross presentations helping park cars and seeing him at fish fries and seeing him in the back on his riding mower mowing his grass he was a super and friendly nice man he will be dearly missed by his church friends and family

  • November 23, 2021
    Joan McGinnis says:
    Dear Bland, So sorry to hear about your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Joan Carter McGinnis (NHHS '57)