John Walter (Jack) Chadwick, Jr.

May 7, 2013 

John Walter (Jack) Chadwick, Jr. passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at home after a six-month battle with cancer. He was born June 30, 1923 in New Bern, NC and grew up in Rocky Mount, NC. He was married to Frances Moore Chadwick for almost 64 years prior to her death in 2011. They resided in Bowling Green, KY and Signal Mountain, TN before retiring to Wilmington, NC in 1993.

He graduated from NC State College in 1947 in Electrical Engineering and worked for Tennessee Valley Authority for 43 years. He was a Professional Engineer, a US representative to CIGRE Study Committee 34, and was honored as an IEEE Fellow (1983) and Lifetime Fellow (1988). He remained active in the IEEE Power Engineering Society (PSRC chairman 1979-1980) and its standards effort through 2012.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, NC. He is survived by his three children John Chadwick, David Chadwick, and Fran Chadwick. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:30am to 11am.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

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