David Brandon Cadwell, of Black Mountain, N.C., passed from this life to his heavenly home with the Lord Jesus Christ Aug. 4, 2012, in Asheville, N.C., at Mission Hospital.
Dave was born to Lillian and Fred Cadwell on Feb. 11, 1937, in Ferndale, Mich.
He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Dana; children, Jeanne Way (Dennis) of Charlevoix, Mich., and Susan of Asheville; grandsons, Brandon (Stephanie), Andrew and Cameron; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Emma. He is also survived by sister, Aileen Haines, of Bradenton, Fla.; and brother, Robert (Karen), of Black Mountain. He is also survived by young men he mentored in Bolivia, Teo, Ronald, Ruben, Adrian, Miguel, Raul, Jorge, Roger, David and Freddy.
Dave earned his bachelor of arts degree from Alma College in 1959. He also attended Detroit College of Law for one year. His career was in the insurance industry as an adjuster, risk manager and independent agent. He retired from The America Insurance Agency in Fort Mill, S.C., in 1999.
Dave was a servant. He was on the Bellaire Michigan Board of Education and Bellaire Lions Club for many years. He also served in many church capacities all of his life. In retirement, he worked with Habitat for Humanity and Hope Ministry Center in Florida. Dave and his wife were called to short term mission work in 2004 and served in Bolivia in many projects for eight years. He was known for his great wit, sense of humor and strong singing voice.
A memorial service celebrating the life of David Cadwell took place Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Montreat Presbyterian Church EPC in Gaither Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Montreat Presbyterian Church EPC, Bolivia Fund, P.O. Box 279, Montreat, N.C. 28757; or, First Baptist Church, Hope Center, 125 W. Anderson Ave, Busnell, Fla. 33513. The family extends appreciation to the wonderful staff at Mission Heart Center (5 North and CICU) for their special care.
David Brandon Cadwell
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