David William Aderholdt Sr. STALLINGS - David Aderholdt Sr., 81, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, after many years of declining health. He was born to the late John Wrey and Mamie Moore Aderholdt. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret (Peggy) Stephens Aderholdt of the home; daughter Linda Marie Gallant (Charles William Gallant III), son David William Aderholdt Jr. (Laura Evans Aderholdt), daughter Margaret Ann Medlin; eight grandchildren, Audra Marie Gallant, Charles Samuel Gallant, Caleb Michael Gallant, Katie Johanna Gallant, Hannah Brianna Aderholdt, Sarah Ann Aderholdt, Olivia Jean Aderholdt and Lauren Elizabeth Medlin; sister-in-law Erna Aderholdt; and nephew John Wrey Aderholdt III and his children Ashley and John. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, John Wrey Aderholdt Jr. David served in the US Air Force for four years and worked for IBM for 31 years before his retirement. He was a long time member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church and was very active in the church over the years and enjoyed serving. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Carolina Tarheels. He played high school football and numerous sports in college where he was also a member of the Air Force ROTC. David loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and also enjoyed gemstone mining. He also treasured spending time with his grandchildren. He loved his family dearly and will be sorely missed by all. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 26, 2013, at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. The family will briefly greet guests after following the service. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 4013 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215. Online condolences and notes of sympathy may be made at www.mcewenfs.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 24, 2013