WILMINGTON — Douglas Andrew “Doug” Dameron, 51, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at Cape Hatteras National Seashore doing what he loved. Fishing was Doug’s passion, and he passed away trying to pull in a 30-pound shark.
A true fisherman, he shared his love of the sport with everyone he knew, including his wife, children and friends. He loved fishing and boating with his family and friends and spent many hours on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wilmington.
Doug never met a stranger and loved everyone he met. He grew up in Martinsville, Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech for college, where he played in the marching band. He was a dedicated Hokie and cheered them on at every chance. His love of music continued beyond college, and he also played drums and the electric guitar. Doug’s music tastes ranged from Johnny Cash to Rush to Slayer. He spent his free time playing tennis on the Porters Neck Country Club tennis team for many years and was an active member of the club.
Above all else, Doug was a family man and an amazing father. He loved his children and wife more than anything. He made sure to always see Mackenzie cheer, take Avery fishing, and watch Alistair play tennis. He was a scout master for many years for both of his boys. Doug treated all of his friends’ children as his own.
He is survived by his wife, Christy Dameron; three children, Mackenzie, age 17, Avery, age 15, and Alistair, age 13; father, Charles Russell Dameron of Martinsville, Virginia; brother, Kenneth Dameron of Martinsville, Virginia; and sister, Julie, and her husband, John Fogel, of Roanoke, Virginia. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Heather Fox Dameron; and many aunts, uncles and wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Lang Dameron.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation. The family respectfully requests that attendees wear masks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dameron Memorial College Fund or a charity of your choice. Donations may be made by check or through PayPal Friends & Family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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