David Edward Angell, 71, died Thursday, April 18, 2013. He was the only son of the late Lester Huey Angell and Mabel Minish Angell of Winston-Salem, NC. A graduate of R. J. Reynolds High School, David was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, where his parents, late stepmother, Ruby Wooten Angell, and other family members were active and faithful contributors since 1918. As a Boy Scout he earned the first Eagle Scout award in the James B. Sechrist church troop, which his father helped lead.
David graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in history and continued studies in graduate school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1965 David married Betty Ruth Johnson at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. They had two daughters, Laura Elizabeth Angell and Victoria Marie Angell. During this time David was a president of the Raleigh Evening Optimist Club and a charter member of the Capital City Jaycees. He also served as a volunteer and president of Hopeline of Raleigh.
David worked for the State of North Carolina as a Social Security Disability Determination Specialist in Raleigh. Later he served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Butner and Raleigh. In 1971 he obtained his graduate certification in Tavistock Group Dynamics from The University of Virginia.
David returned to NCSU in 1981 to complete his certification in computer programming. He earned his software engineer certification at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. During his 22 years of service at Robbins Air Force Base in Warner Robbins, GA, David became the crew commander for the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Computer Center. After his retirement he returned to Raleigh in 2008.
An excellent bridge player, David was current president of the Pullen Golden Years Bridge Club. Additionally he was a member of the NCSU Alumni Association, the NC State University Club, and the Wolfpack Club.
Surviving family include his daughters, Laura Elizabeth Angell and her partner, Daniel Barbour, of Raleigh, NC, and Victoria Marie Angell and her husband, Seth Rutledge, of Vancouver, BC, Canada; his uncles and aunts, Jim & Mary Ruth Middleton, and Bob & Billie Minish, of Winston-Salem, NC. The following first cousins were as close as siblings: John & Judy Middleton of Winston-Salem, NC, Jim & Ann Middleton of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Steve & Beth Middleton of Boones Mill, VA, Linda & Chester West of Drexel, NC, and Rebecca & Tom Payne of Winston-Salem, NC. Step family members include brother, John Wooten, sister-in-law Evelyn Wooten, sister, Cathy Baucom, nephew, Wes Wooten, and niece, Amy Brasser. Other family and many friends also remain. David’s surviving furry friends include Venus and Etoiles. He was preceded in death by Jolie Blanc, his feline companion for 18 years.
His memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC 27608, with the Reverend Rick Clayton presiding. Attendees are invited to visit with the family after the service in the fellowship hall. Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Wake County or the Wake County SPCA.