David W. Whitaker

Sunrise: January 14, 1946

Sunset: October 2, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 our Father, grandfather, brother and uncle, David Warren Whitaker departed this life after a brief illness. He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, born January 14. 1946. Baptized at the age of 12 at Shiloh Baptist Church,
David also attended John Goode Elementary, Ruffner Middle, and was a graduate of the 1964 class of Booker T. Washington High School. After which, he attended Norfolk State University and participated in the JROTC.

David was drafted into the United States Army in 1966. He served until to 1969, and is a Vietnam War veteran. He was also an Army reservist until 1977. He was a successful insurance representative with Prudential Life insurance before settling into a career of sales with Haynes Furniture store as a top sales agent, and finally Sales Manager. His career and natural “people personality, conversationalist” demeanor took him to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for 10 years where he successfully managed Myers and Tabakin furniture before his retirement in 2008. An avid lover of dancing and socializing, David could always be found at the pool table, playing miniature golf, bowling, or fishing and crabbing. And of course, he rooted his Philadelphia Eagles on every Sunday and Monday night no matter where he was. He was the perfect example of being the Life of the Party, and Always having a good time!

David was predeceased by his parents Percy W. Whitaker and Lendora R. Whitaker. He leaves to cherish his memories: his two sons; David Christopher Whitaker (Maria) and Keith Warren Whitaker, five grand children; Nicholas T.W. Wiggins, Destiney Williams, Jordan Whitaker, Kennedy Whitaker, and David T. Whitaker. One sister; Barbara W. Lee, brother-in-law; (Wellington “Pete”), three nieces; Scarlett L. Wells (Darnell), Cheryl L. Preston (Tony), and Gina Lee; One nephew Wellington “Larry” Lee, along with a host of extended family and friends.

Viewing Monday, October 7, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Cheryl says

    To Chritopher and Keith,
    Two amazing sons. What more could a father ask for. You two will be eternally bless. God bless both of You during this heartfelt time.

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    Aunt Barbara says

    To my Nephews,
    I cannot begin to thank you for all you have done for your dad and my brother’s life and home-going. Please know that I will be here today, tomorrow, and whenever you need me.
    I love you both.
    Aunt Barbara

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    LaCole Niles says

    Keith and David,

    Hold on to your precious memories of your father. May God provide you with perfect peace, as you keep your mind stayed on him. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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    Cherie Manley Murrain says

    To Christoper and David,
    May David’s soul rest in tranquil. I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.

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    Vanessa Hilyert says

    David was an awesome person with a very professional manner and a great sense of humor. It was very comforting to be around him. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. I’m praying for comfort and peace for David’s entire family during this difficult time.

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    John Penn says

    David was my best friend at John Goode elementary school. We were separated for over 58 years and I just heard about his passing. His obituary gives me much peace knowing that he lived a good life and was surrounded by family and others who loved him. I love him now in the Spirit and my heart is broken. Peace to his family.

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