David Aaron Vandevander
David Aaron Vandevander
  • March 22, 1979 - May 23, 2017
  • Mount Sidney, Virginia

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David Aaron Vandevander, 38 of Mt. Sidney, passed away on May 23, 2017 at Augusta Health.

He was born March 22, 1979 in Harrisonburg and was the son of David R. and Dorothy M. Good Vandevander.

He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 15 years Kelly A. Couch Vandevander; three young daughters, Mckenzie 15, Madison 13, and Mirabella 11, the loves of his life.

David loved spending time with his family and his dogs, working on vehicles and projects with his father, cooking and watching sports especially if UVA was playing. ESPN was constantly on at least one TV in his house at almost all hours and he loved most genres of music but his favorites were The Dave Matthews Band and The Beatles, in particular John Lennon.

David was a painter by trade and he took great pride in the quality and amount of work that he produced while employed at Blue Ridge Classic Painting. He could tell you a story that would have you laughing long after had having told it, even if it wasn't particularly funny.

His girls always said that he stated that he didn't like anyone but his family and then would have his family waiting for him while he met someone he knew and engaged in conversation for extended periods and upon return to his family he would share the content of the recent conversation. He loved to talk and made it very easy for people to be open in their conversation with him due to his kind and caring personality.
David had a penchant for never had met a stranger and could/would engage in conversation with all in which he came in contact. David had made a trip to the UK to visit Liverpool, The Caverns and The Grapes the birthplace of the Beatles and was offered a chance to stay and work for Timsons Ltd. of the UK due to their amazement at his ability to always make a friend at first acquaintance.

David is survived by one sister, Dana and husband, Charles Layman of Staunton; paternal grandmother, Madeline Vandevander; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Dinah Couch of Staunton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Josh and Robin Couch of Midlothian, VA; numerous nieces and nephews ,Alexus Vandevander, Brooke, Katelynn, and Nikki Layman, Starla Mahon, Hailey, and Nicholas Couch; Aunt, Vanessa Thompson, cousins Jessica Smith and Chloe Thompson, Meagan, Josh and Zachary Vandevander; Aunt and uncle, Bernice and James Ramsey of Palmetto, FL, Jason Ramsey and Family of Elon, North Carolina, John Ramsey and Family of South Carolina and Jack Ramsey of Kansas; Aunt and Uncle, Linda and Frank Good of Stanley, cousin Jessica Good Cardwell McGaheysville and cousin Denita Jo Gray of Stanley.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Maxine Huffman Good and Charles O. Vandevander, an Uncle Charles E. Vandevander and an Aunt Shirley Ruffner.

The family will receive friends 5:30-7:00 pm, on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm, with Pastor Cindy Carr officiating. Private burial will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Augusta Regional SPCA, P. O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24402.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.