Commander Felix Neil Colvin, retired from the U.S. Navy, 87, of 25 Worthen Road, died Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Born in Dubach, Louisiana, on April 27, 1918, he was the son of Jewel and Belle (Fuller) Colvin. He has resided in the Seacoast area since 1970 and was a former resident of Kittery, Maine, prior to coming to Durham in 1977.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. During his 26-year career with the Navy, he was a communication specialist, having served at various communication stations, including Morocco and Iceland, and his last tour of duty was at the Disciplinary Command at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard. He retired as a Commander in 1967.
He was a member of the Retired Naval Officers Association and Post 67 American Legion of Newmarket.
The widower of J. June (Woodward) Colvin, who died in 1999, he is survived by a son, F. Neal Colvin of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; a daughter, Margaret E. Colvin of Willington, Connecticut; two grandchildren, Julia R. Colvin and Neal William Colvin, both of Florida; a sister, Mary Ruth Dunn of Shreveport, Louisiana., and several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover. Burial with full military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Funeral arrangements are by the Tasker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the New Orleans Hurricane Relief Effort, c/o your local Red Cross Chapter.
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