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David Clark Grimmer, 49, brought out the good in others

David Clark Grimmer
David Clark Grimmer

BURGAW — David Clark Grimmer, 49, left this earthly life for his eternal rest Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born July 6, 1967, in New Hanover County and was the son of Elizabeth Piner Grimmer Kelly of Magnolia and the late Albert Grimmer.

David graduated from Wallace Rose Hill High School, where he played football and won a full scholarship to Elon College and continued to play football. After he left Elon, he continued his education at James Sprunt in Kenansville.

In addition to his loving mother and stepfather, Arnold Kelly, David is survived by his devoted wife, Angela Denise Johnson Grimmer of Burgaw; son, Ethan Clark Grimmer of California; brother, Kirk Alan Grimmer of Hampstead; stepdaughter, Brittany Marie Turner; stepbrother, Daniel Kelly and his wife, Mary; stepsister, Kim Kelly Miller, and her husband, Hill; paternal grandfather, Herman Piner, and his wife, Delphine, of Wallace; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Elaine Johnson of Wallace; brother-in-law, Robert N. ‘Bob’ Johnson of Virginia; sister-in-law, Valerie Rose Johnson of Wallace; aunts, Bertie Brown, and her husband, Hershall, of Jacksonville, Joyce Grimmer Matthews of New Bern and Annette Grimmer Hamilton, and her husband, Clyde, of Fayetteville; uncles, Tommy Matthews of Jacksonville, Johnny F. Grimmer of Fayetteville and Harry Grimmer, and his wife, Elise, of Charlotte; canine companion, Jake; and numerous cousins and friends.

David was a loving husband and caring son and brother who loved his family dearly. He found great joy in the simplest of things, but his greatest joy was spending time with family. With a great big heart, David would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

He was very athletic and enjoyed playing sports, especially football and baseball. Being an avid outdoorsman, he also loved fishing and hunting.

David was a strong and courageous, yet, gentle man, who brought out the good in all those who were near and dear to him. He will surely be missed, but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved David.

Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, April 18, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Wood officiating.The family will receive friends from 11 to noon prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery, Willard. Casketbearers will be Daniel Kelly, Hill Miller, Ray Evans, Kevin Brown, Tony Festa and Kenneth Smith.

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