David Dewitt Dearman, 82, of North Wilkesboro passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Baptist Home Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Jones and the Rev. Mark O. Hollar officiating. Entombment will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Friday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Dearman was born April 28, 1937, in Wilkes County to Dewitt Talmadge and Rena Miller Dearman. David was retired from IBM/Siemens.  After retiring, he spent time caring for and helping with his beloved grandchildren. He loved the outdoors and helping others. David always seemed to know what needed to be done and was quick to lend a helping hand to those in need. David especially loved talking about his dog, Duncan, and taking him for daily walks and a frisbee toss.  

David married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn on Dec. 18, 1955. David was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church, where he was an ordained deacon for over 40 years. David loved his Baptist Home Church family and was a devoted and lifelong member.   

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His greatest joy was his family. David is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Johnson Dearman of the home; three daughters, Kimberly Dearman-Wilcox and husband, Shaun, of Oak Island, Tamera Dearman Newton and husband, Steve, of North Wilkesboro and Kandice Dearman-West and husband, Chris, of Matthews; three grandchildren, whom he adored; Cameron David Newton, Joseph Stephen Newton and Kassidy Caroline Newton; a special niece, Teresa Dancy Casey and his special dog, Duncan.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Baptist Home Baptist Church, 2367 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659, Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, N.C. 28209 or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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