David Garrett Rockwell, 80, died July 24, 2017. He was born Sept. 21, 1936, in Whiteville.
Joining the Army, he was a (CW4) combat veteran serving two tours in the Korean War and one tour in Vietnam retiring with 30 years of military service.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Rockwell Cemetery in Whiteville officiated by Pastor Chip Hannah.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Rockwell; one son, Charles G. Rockwell; one brother, Paul Rockwell; one sister, Judy Ellis; and two granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the American Association for Cancer Research (JustGive.org).