David Trent Westmoreland ’84

David Trent Westmoreland, 62, passed away on January 15, 2024, at his home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Trent was born on October 18, 1961, to parents Alvis and Marie Westmoreland, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Angela Blackwell Westmoreland, two daughters Cara and Sydney Westmoreland, and brother Edwin Westmoreland, all of Wilmington. Trent graduated from Davidson College in 1984 with a degree in economics. After graduation, he pursued a career in the construction industry. Trent later became a licensed general contractor, began his own business, and built many beautiful homes throughout eastern North Carolina. He enjoyed a reputation for honesty and integrity in all things, but especially his business.

While often reserved, Trent exuded kindness and generosity, allowing for his family to extend far beyond blood. He was known for his quick-witted sense of humor and his ability to show appreciation for everyone he met. He was selfless and always acted in the interest of others, while cherishing those he held close.

A small family service will be held to honor Trent’s wishes of burying his ashes with a tree.