David Whittaker (August 28, 1957 – November. 3, 2018) | PostIndependent.com

David Whittaker (August 28, 1957 – November. 3, 2018)

August 28, 1957 - November 3, 2018

David “Dave” Whittaker passed peacefully in his sleep on Saturday November 3, 2018, but not before leaving his mark on every person he met. Dave loved everything fast. On the weekends, you could find him at the local speedway wearing one of his favorite Dale Earnhardt t-shirts. When he wasn’t enjoying the races, you might have caught him speeding around the Pecos Street roundabout in his work truck.

Dave was an incredible mechanic and worked on everything thrown at him, his least favorite being his daughter’s cars. Although he taught them how to change their own oil, they loved to let him do the work for them. He also taught his girls how to catch frogs and make smores on their many camping trips with friends that were more like family.

Dave was the funniest guy in the room. He had a quirky sense of humor that left his loved ones with countless memories of laughing together.

Dave’s pride and joy were his grandkids. Justin, Jackson and Lily will always remember that their Papa Dave was the go-to for a competitive game of Flickin Chicken or Mini Golf.

Dave was a shoulder to lean on and offered support to anyone in need. His love of cats, classic rock, old records, chocolate with nuts in it, bagpipes and inappropriate jokes earned him too many friends to name. He will be missed greatly by his daughters Ashley (Jerrod) and Andrea, his grandchildren, his siblings and their amazing families, and his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved mother Bonnie, his father Bill and his brother Gary.

A celebration of his amazing life will be held in April 2019.

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