David D. Williams

July 2, 1944April 28, 2014
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David D. Williams, Sgt. Major USMC (Ret), 69, of Havelock, died April 28, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for 28 years with tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was a DAV lifetime member, where he served as Chaplain and as a fundraiser coordinator. He was highly decorated receiving many accommodations and medals.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Treva A. Williams, his children, Karen Philipp of New Bern; Renae Hutsell (Joe) of Cameron, NC; Clement Williams of Raleigh; his grandchildren, Jeffery Hutsell (Misty) of Lexington, NC; Beth Philipp (Sisay) of Greenville, NC; Michelle Philipp of New Bern; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lilly Levora Brown of Aberdeen, NC.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the DAV Chapter 26, P. O. Box 465 Havelock, NC 28532.

Online condolences may be made to the Williams family at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, May 3, 2014

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May 30, 2014

Thank you all for your kind words and support during this very hard time. Your encouragement means alot. We love you all. Much Love the Williams Family

chuck adkins

May 7, 2014

Sorry to read of the passing of SgtMajor Williams ,
he was my SgtMajor At VMGR-252 He was a great Leader for the enlisted troops

Amy Alberta

May 3, 2014

Clement, love never ceases. It goes lives on in every life touched. My sincerest condolences.

Rick Meyer

May 3, 2014

Karen and Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories you share help to ease the pain.

William Ness

May 2, 2014

We are saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Please accept our heartfelt Sympathies.

Bill & Mary Lou Ness

Beth Philipp

May 2, 2014

We Love you papa with all hearts! Best grandpa anyone could ever ask for! We know you're watching down on us! Always and forever!

Henry Askew, Jr

May 2, 2014

Sincere condolences Renae and family from the Askew family. We'll continue to pray and lift you up.

Joe Cronauer

May 2, 2014

I thank God for bringing this man into my life. I am grateful for the time that I had with him. He showed me that life is not about yourself but It's all about loving and helping others. I love you David and I will miss you.

Diane Suchala

May 1, 2014

To my Dear Friend Renae & Family, my deepest sympathy & prayers. May You find comfort @ your time of grief through all the wonderful memories & love you have in your hearts. lOve ya, Lady, Diane M. Suchala

Barry & Bonnie Cronauer

May 1, 2014

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family.