David Joseph Cathcart

January 4, 2022

David Joseph Cathcart died Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Dave was born March 30, 1949, son of Virginia T. Cathcart of Palm Harbor, Florida and the late, Ellis L. Cathcart.

In addition to his father, Dave was preceded in death by his nephew, Jayson K. Walker. He is survived by his mother; brother, Stephen L. Cathcart and his wife Carol of Delran, NJ; sister, Tracy C. Walker of Palm Harbor, FL; children, Taylor Cathcart Pollecutt and her husband Brendan of Los Angeles, CA, William T. Cathcart and his wife Allison of Charlotte; and Reid E. Cathcart and his wife Becky of Charlotte; four grandsons, Everett, Thomas, Liam and Logan, and a granddaughter, Lydia-Ann, all of Charlotte; and his former wife, Elizabeth (Libby) Cathcart of Charlotte.

Born in Atlanta, Dave grew up in Mt. Holly, NJ and attended public schools there, graduating from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 1967. He attended Erskine College, Due West, SC, where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration and later served as a Trustee of Erskine College and Seminary and as Chairman of the Investment Committee.

During college, Dave joined the United States Army Reserve and served six years, the last as a member of the 108th Training Division, headquartered in Charlotte. He also served as an intern at North Carolina National Bank (now Bank of America), which began a relationship with that firm lasting over 50 years. Dave joined NCNB full time upon graduation from Erskine College in 1971 and served in a number of positions, including Division Executive for Personal Trust, Employee Benefits and Corporate Trust, and for Trust Sales and Marketing. In 1995 he opened the Charlotte Office of North Carolina Trust Company which later became U.S. Trust Company. During the next 20+ years, as NC Trust merged with U.S. Trust Company of New York, and US Trust was merged into Bank of America, Dave and his partners joined Merrill Lynch (which later was also merged into Bank of America) and formed The Bledsoe Cathcart Group, now BCG Private Wealth Management. He retired in 2018 and then served as Chairman of the Advisory Council. Those years of partnership and friendship with Suzanne Bledsoe, Lisa Premo, Mike Rogers, Van Smith and Bob Ziegler were some of the most joyful and fulfilling of his working life.

Dave spent many years as board member of the Charlotte Community Health Clinic and was dedicated to its mission of providing access to quality health care to the underserved. He was a member of the Top of the Week Rotary Club and served on various non-profit and fundraising boards throughout his life. He was a long-time member of Carmel Country Club and served on various committees, as a Board member, Treasurer and as President. His life at Carmel included many rounds of golf, trips to multiple golf destinations, drinks in the bar, and laughs with his many friends, especially in “The Herd."

Dave was blessed to have close ties with his family and enjoyed many family outings, dinners, trips and visits over the years. He travelled extensively, including visits to see his daughter and son-in-law in California and always enjoyed family gatherings in Charlotte and other vacation locations. He would hope to be remembered as a good friend with a kind word and support for others.

A public memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 20th at Myers Park United Methodist Church, where Dave was a member for many years. Please feel free to join the family virtually at https://boxcast.tv/channel/avywlradrkwnpw81mpef .

The family will also receive friends at a reception at Carmel Country Club following the service. Memorials may be made to Myers Park United Methodist Church, the Charlotte Community Health Clinic Foundation or the organization of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Ariel Smith Whittington

    Dear Taylor, Will, Reid & families & Libby,

    My sincerest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Dave always brought life into the room and will be remembered fondly. Prayers for you all.

  • Randy Whitt

    I am so sorry for David's family, friends and working associates. I worked with David on the Board of the Charlotte Community Health Clinic for many years. I always enjoyed his company, his leadership style and his commitment to great causes. I will miss seeing him.

  • Harvey&Edith Stratton

    We send our thoughts and prayers to Dave's family and friends. May they find peace.
    Harvey and I went to elementary school through graduation from RVRHS in Mt Holly, N.J. with Dave. We will never forget
    Dave's smile.

  • Dennis and JoAnn Lawrence

    Sorry to heart about your brother Joseph. JoAnn and my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Joe Tantillo

    My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I thoroughly enjoyed working along side him and his team. A true gentleman.

  • Joan Ward

    I was so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. My sincere condolences go to his family during this difficult time. I knew Dave through Rotary, MPUMC & BofA. He was always such a personable, energetic person. His family is in my prayers.

  • Lisa Holmes

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Cathcart Family during this difficult time. Dave was a great man, with a big heart and an infectious smile, he will be truly missed.

    Lisa Holmes

  • Sally Parsley

    Dear Libby,
    I’ve been praying for you and your sweet, caring family! We love you very much!
    Sincerely, Sally Parsley

  • Cheryl Youngman

    My condolences and sincere thoughts and prayers to the family! I am so sorry for your loss and will always have fond memories of Dave! He will be missed!

  • Jim Copses

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of a wonderful gentleman…always the smile…rest in peace good friend.

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