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Paul Cole Kelbaugh

October 6, 1949 - May 22, 2019

Paul Cole Kelbaugh, age 69 of Leland passed away on Wednesday, May 22. 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 6, 1949.

Paul was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving in the US Navy as a Lt.JG during the Vietnam War. Paul was a successful Attorney and had a career with the US Government.

Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy Kelbaugh; son, Sam Cole Kelbaugh and wife Sarah of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Laura Katherine Rice and husband Eric of Lynchburg, VA; three grandchildren, Rachel, Finn, and Olivia; sisters, Kathy Leahneis and Joan Pollard. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christa Kelbaugh.

Memroial service plans are pending. His urn will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery at at later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451

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