Stuart (Stu) Kilpatrick, of Pinehurst, passed away Sunday Nov 15, 2020 at Reid Heart Center at the age of 87.
Stu was born Dec 1, 1932 in Tabor Iowa to the late Charles and Leta Kilpatrick. He spent much of his childhood in Colorado and received his degree from the University of Colorado in Mechanical Engineering. While there he met his wife Norma. After being drafted into the Army he was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. After military service, he worked for over 30 years for the Army Combat Engineering Laboratory at For Belvoir as a civilian. During that time Stu and Norma raised three children while living in the same house in the Mount Vernon area for 38 years.
While serving as a civilian for the Department of the Army at Ft. Belvoir Stu traveled worldwide in support of US Military, NATO, and American allies. His contribution to the defense of freedom was recognized by medals from the US Army and the Republic of Korea.
After winning his first battle with cancer of the vocal cords, he retired from public service. Upon retirement, he and Norma moved to Lake Anna VA to enjoy a life of fishing and woodworking. Once again Stuart faced another cancer battle, esophagus. With time he once again won that battle.
Family life was so important to him, so they moved to Pinehurst to be near family. Here he was able to enjoy his lifelong passion of woodworking. Which led him to join the Sandhills Wood Turning Guild, where he was able to apply his talent, love, and turned bowls for the Women’s Exchange of Pinehurst.
As a lifelong contributor to the Presbyterian church, he found his home at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife Norma of 64 years, daughter Christine DiMarco (Steve) of Pinehurst, son Charlie Kilpatrick (Amy) of Fredericksburg, VA, and son Richard Kilpatrick (Ken) of Richmond VA. As well as grandchildren Mathew Kilpatrick (Rochelle), Emily Kilpatrick, Nicholas DiMarco, and two great-grandchildren.
A family memorial service will be help on Dec 5, 2020 at 11:00, at Brownson Memorial Presb. Church with livestreaming. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions can be made to the Coalition or Brownson Memorial Church Outreach.