Mr. David Earl Ormond, (65) of Kinston, NC born June 19, 1956 to Thomas and Pearlie Ormond passed away September 19, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.
A long time resident of Lenoir County, David was known by many as, “Big Dave” the operator of “Ormond’s Grocery”, resident pool champ, pinball master and friend to all.
David loved live music, fishing, as well as working on and driving fast cars.
He was the best caretaker when his children were sick. He had an uncanny ability to know exactly what they needed to make symptoms subside as he patiently cared for them. Even as adults, when they are not feeling well, they look for “Pa”.
Serving up the best BBQ chicken around, David enjoyed feeding the people he loved. A stranger never stayed a stranger long, and many of his children’s friends became regulars at his dinner table.
David’s memory will forever be cherished by his surviving family members: His wife, Tonia Jenkins Ormond of the home, Three children from his first marriage: David Glenn Ormond and wife, Elizabeth, Jacob Earl Ormond and wife, Ashley, Rhoda Ormond Rikard and husband, Kendall. Grandchildren : Elaina Ormond, Brooklyn Tripp, Gunnar Ormond, Sunny Rikard and Kendall Rikard III. Siblings, Andrea Adams (Frankie), Gloria Mitchell (Van), Connie Ormond and A.T. Ormond as well as many nieces and nephews who he dearly loved.
Mr. Ormond was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Eddie Carroll Ormond and a sister, Linda Starr Ormond.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 pm Friday, September 24, 2021 at Westview Cemetery, Kinston NC.
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