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 23, 2021
    George Montford says:
    Please know I share your grief right now. Bobby was a good and dear friend. We enjoyed fishing and dove hunting, good conversations and visiting. We will see him again in that great reunion I Christ Jesus.

  • November 24, 2021
    Heather Lee says:
    I will miss Mr. Bobby for the rest of my life. What a terrific man who took care of everyone he came to know. Rest in heaven, Mr. Bobby. I hope we see each other again.

  • November 24, 2021
    Pat Glazier says:
    Prayer for you Bland and family. Be blessed knowing Bobby is healed and blessed in his eternal home.

  • November 30, 2021
    John and Connie Monds lit a candle:
    Lit since November 30, 2021 at 11:57:57 PM