Tilden Madison Angell

Published 11:13 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mr. Tilden Madison Angell, 86, of Madison Road, Mocksville, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

He was born June 25, 1932, in Davie County to the late Tilden Greenberry and Mildred Mooney Angell.  Mr. Angell was a graduate of Mocksville High School, Class of 1950.  He graduated from NC State University in 1954, with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy.  At NC State, he was on the wrestling team and earned the distinction of being the first Davie athlete in the ACC.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force for five years and served 17 years in the N.Ca. Air National Guard.  His career included a tour in Vietnam, more than 5,000 flying hours and retiring as a Lt. Col.  Mr. Angell was a member of Blaise Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth leader.  He spent 59 years as a farmer, operating more than  4,000 acres of wheat, corn and soybeans.  Mr. Angell was on the original steering committee of the N.C. Small Grain Growers Association and was the first president of the National Association of Wheat Growers from East of the Mississippi River.  The year he retired as a farmer, he placed second in the North Carolina National Wheat Yield Contest.

He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Isaac Marshall Angell and Myron Mooney Angell.

Survivors: his wife, Elsie Faye Bowens Angell of the home; 3 children, Karen Denise Angell of Alexandria, Va., Valerie Angell Steinbacher (Rick) of Chapel Hill and Dan Weymouth Angell of Morganton; 3 brothers, Robert Michael Angell, David Mitchell Angell and James Marcus Angell; 2 granddaughters, Donna Angell Steinbacher and Kiersten Nicole Steinbacher; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at Blaise Baptist Church in the original sanctuary withthe  Rev. Glenn Sellers officiating. Burial will follow in Joppa Cemetery, with military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Assoc., PO Box 744806, Atlanta, GA 30374-4806; or charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com