FAIRVIEW, NC - Loving soul-mate, father, son, brother and friend to many, David Shultz passed away the morning of January 25th, 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC from complications due to an ongoing health issue; he was 61. David was a master carpenter, artist, sailor, life-long student and lover of all things Western North Carolina; especially its beauty, people and traditions. In 2002, David received a liver transplant allowing him to walk the hills of his birth and heritage an additional decade. During that time he not only shared his life with his many loved ones, but designed, built and lived in his dream home with his soul-mate, Julia Moore.
David was born March 8th, 1951 to Johnny Shultz and Gilda Aldworth in Asheville, NC. The youngest of three children, he grew up, worked and played throughout North Carolina, but especially in the mountains and on the coast; he had an enthusiasm and a love for both. His curiosity and passion for life drove him to become a competent sailor and master of all things nautical. His creative sprit and work ethic made him a carpenter and blacksmith. His love for his friends motivated him to join the Marines after high-school during the Vietnam War. Upon David's post-tour return to the United States, he married and had three children (all of whom were with him the moment he passed from this earth). David divorced in 1982; and shortly after he met his soul-mate Julia Moore whom he lived with for the remainder of his life.
David is survived by his soul-mate, Julia Moore; father, Johnny Shultz; mother, Gilda Aldworth; sisters, Myriam Henderson and Ruth Lee; children, Alvin Shultz, Sonja Martin and Andre Shultz; four grandchildren, Sydney Martin, Kristen Martin, Sophia Shultz, Alexandra Shultz; loving nieces and nephews; his two pets, Bonnie and Simon; and some very special loving and loyal friends.
David's life will be celebrated with close family and friends in a memorial service. In lieu of flowers and/or gifts, David's family requests an alternative of donations in his name to Donate Life North Carolina (http://www.donatelifenc.org/
) and/or the Jason Ray Fund (support for transplant families in need) send to UNC center for transplant care c/o Lisa Jurgevich. 101Manning Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27514.