Obituary of David Cathcart (1949 – 2022) – Charlotte, North Carolina

David Joseph Cathcart
March 30, 1949 – January 4, 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina – David Joseph Cathcart passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Dave was born March 30, 1949, the son of Virginia T. Cathcart of Palm Harbor, Florida and the late Ellis L. Cathcart.
In addition to his father, Dave was predeceased 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, Florida; 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 one 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, where he graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 1967. He attended Erskine College, Due West, SC, where he received his BS in Business Administration and then served as a Trustee of Erskine College and Seminary and as Chairman of the Investment Committee.
During his college education, Dave joined the U.S. Army Reserve and served for six years, the last as a member of the 108th Training Division, headquartered in Charlotte. He was also an intern at the North Carolina National Bank (now Bank of America), which began a relationship with the company that spanned more than 50 years. Dave joined the NCNB full-time after graduating from Erskine College in 1971 and has held a number of positions including Division Director for Personal Trust, Benefits and Corporate Trust, as well as for trust sales and marketing. In 1995, he opened the Charlotte office of the North Carolina Trust Company, which later became the US Trust Company. Over the next 20 years, when NC Trust merged with US Trust Company of New York and US Trust merged with Bank of America, Dave and his partners joined Merrill Lynch (which was also later merged with 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 board. These years of partnership and friendship with Suzanne Bledsoe, Lisa Premo, Mike Rogers, Van Smith and Bob Ziegler have been among the happiest and most fulfilling of his professional life.
Dave spent many years as a board member of the Charlotte Community Health Clinic and dedicated to its mission of providing access to quality health care to underserved people. He was a member of the Top of the Week Rotary Club and served on various nonprofit and fundraising boards throughout his life. He has been a long-time member of the Carmel Country Club and has served on various committees, as a board member, treasurer and president. His life in Carmel included many rounds of golf, trips to several golfing destinations, drinks at the bar, and laughs with his many friends, especially in “The Herd”.
Dave has been fortunate to have a close bond with his family and has enjoyed many family outings, dinners, trips and visits over the years. He has traveled extensively, including visits to see his daughter and son-in-law in California, and has always enjoyed family reunions in Charlotte and other vacation spots. He hopes he will be remembered as a good friend with a kind word and support for others.
A public memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 20 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, of which Dave was a member for many years. Do not hesitate to join the family virtually on
The family will also receive friends at a reception at the Carmel Country Club after the service. Memorials can be made at Myers Park United Methodist Church, the Charlotte Community Health Clinic Foundation, or any organization of your choice.
Arrangements are made at the Kenneth W. Poe Funeral and Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared on

Posted by Charlotte Observer on January 9, 2022.

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