David P. Wescott

Manteo, NC

David P. Wescott, 83, of Manteo, NC, and longtime Newport News, VA resident, died Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

A native of Dare County, he was born on February 26, 1940, to the late Ivadean Twiford Wescott and William G. Wescott. 

After graduating from Manteo High School, David embarked on a fulfilling career as a police officer. Demonstrating unwavering commitment, he served the Newport News Police Department for a remarkable 25 years before ultimately retiring.

He was a dedicated and proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Warwick Lodge No. 336 A.F. & A.M, earning the title of Master Mason.

David lived life as a good person on his own terms.  He was a kind and gentle protector of all, and when times were tough, he was tougher.  He was a good police officer, supervisor, and leader, but above all, he was the loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and lifeblood to his family.  His presence will be so missed, but he will live in our hearts forever. 

David is survived by his daughters, Debra D. Wescott (J.D.) of Kitty Hawk and Tamara L. Wescott (Mark) of Manteo; son, David Jennings Wescott (Crystal) of Hampton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, William J. Wescott (Gwen) of Camden and Robert G. Wescott (Fanny) of Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends and relatives for a visitation on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 21, at the funeral home. Private burial will take place in Manteo Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in David’s memory to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund (www.corollawildhorses.com), 1130E Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927, given his strong admiration for horses.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.