Arvin Alexander Midgett, 79, of Manteo, NC passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Tyrrell House in Columbia, NC.
A native of Dare County, he was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret “Blackie” Meekins Midgett; his father, Leonard Wilson Midgett; and a brother, Ephraim “Bud” Midgett.
Arvin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynda Fayssoux Midgett; daughter, Allison Arlene Snapp of Manteo; granddaughters, Nicole Snapp Granger of Manteo, Katlin Fayssoux Snapp of Washington, NC, and Caroline Jane Snapp of Manteo; great-granddaughter, Kinslee Grace Davis of Washington, NC; sister, Nancy Pearl Midgett Walker; and brother, Charles Francoise Midgett both of Manteo.
As a young man, he attended North Carolina State University and then joined the United States Navy. When he returned to Manteo, Arvin worked as a printer under the guidance of Victor and Francis Meekins. He was a lifelong member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church, former member of the Manteo Lions Club, and one of the original members of the Dare County Waterways Commission and the Dare County Game and Wildlife Commission.
Arvin was a true Outer Banker and made his living as a charter boat captain on the “Miss Boo.” He worked many years at the Off Island Hunting Club taking duck hunting charters, and was known for his original design of the Arvin “Porky” Midgett Skiff; along with his unique sense of humor and his love for his girls; Lynda, Allison, Nikki, Kate, Caroline, and Kinslee.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, located on Ananias Dare Street in Manteo, NC. Burial will take place in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation Monday night from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Mount Olivet Pre-School, PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954 or Dare County Boat Builders Foundation Scholarship, PO Box 1473, Manteo, NC 27954.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Manteo)
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