David Emory Barwick

December 4, 1946July 19, 2018

Charlotte - David Emory Barwick, 71, passed away July 19, 2018. He was born December 4, 1946 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to the late Emory Earl and Ruby Davis Barwick. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1969 with a B.S. in Textile Engineering and worked with Burlington Industries before serving his R.O.T.C. commitment in the U.S. Army.

David received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1975 and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to join First Union National Bank, which ultimately became Wells Fargo. He retired in 2005 and enjoyed a second career for twelve years with the Investment Advisory Group in Charlotte.

A gentle observer of the human condition, he was known for an ever-present dry and easy wit. David was a crossword puzzle master, and loved tweaking jokes and stories to perfection. A natural caretaker, he was happiest with family and friends. He loved hosting dinner parties, sailing the Caribbean, traveling abroad, and classic hard rock, the Rolling Stones above all others.

David is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret (Peg) Masalonis Barwick; his daughter, Tracy Barwick Robison (Dan); and grandchildren, Mary Margaret and Davis Holt Robison. He is also survived by his brother, Daniel Linton Barwick and family of Columbia, South Carolina.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 25th, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead Street in Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service.

For those wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider the Nature Conservancy, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of the excellent care he received at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte.


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 25, 2018

David Emory Barwick

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Anne and Jim Crothers

July 25, 2018

We wanted you to know we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

David Dorminey

July 24, 2018

Peg, I'm sorry I will not be able to attend the service for David due to treatments for my own cancer. However, I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you and the grief you are going through as I lost my wife Judy in March of this year. While David and I never worked together on a daily basis there were many times we interacted and I always enjoyed those times. He could be quite humorous and fun. We will all miss him. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dave Dorminey

Edwin Shoaf

July 24, 2018

My sincere condolences for your loss.

Buddy Johnson

July 23, 2018

Oh, the memories I could share from those early days at First Union. We have lost a great man. His wit was incomparable and I considered him a devoted friend in those early years of his career. Wick, your stories will live on forever...thanks for bringing joy in to so many lives. Peg, blessings and peace to you and your family that will exceed all understanding.

His friend,
Buddy Johnson

Cheryl Hill Benson

July 21, 2018

Will miss David and his dry humor. My thoughts are with Peggy and the entire family