David Allen Whittaker
David Allen Whittaker
  • June 3, 1971 - September 2, 2017
  • Mechanicsville, Virginia

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WHITTAKER, David Allen,, Jr., 46, went home suddenly to be with our Heavenly Father September 2, 2017 at his home in Mechanicsville, Va. with his loving wife, Michelle Hull Whittaker, by his side. David is survived by his wife, their son Colt Michael Whittaker, (3), son Tate Camden Whittaker (9), daughters Keatyn Rhyan Whittaker (13), Mikaelyn Blake Whittaker(16), Camryn Nicole Whittaker(18), and step-daughter Makenzie Lynn Morgan (10). David is also survived by his mother, Mary Ledford; Father, David Allen Whittaker Sr; Step-father Richard Ledford; sister, Ashley Whittaker Sparks (Scott); brother Kerry Whittaker; his beloved Aunt Esther Sprouse (Mike); cousin, Angel Bolton(Stacy); step-mother, Amy Whittaker; and former wife, Dana Johnson Cohan (Michael). David also leaves a host of dear friends to carry on the memory of him for eternity including his pall bearers: Scott Thompson, Rob Edmiston, Chris Nowlan, Jamie Wheeler, Jason Varner, and J.E. Collins.

David was a lifelong citizen of the Richmond community and was well-respected and beloved in the industrial painting and contracting community. He began his career with W. W. Enroughty & Son and was an invaluable employee for nearly 25 years. David was a devoted father, husband and friend. His wit, charm, and incredible sense of life and humor will be missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him best. David enjoyed mostly being with his son Tate, fishing at whichever pond they could find first. He was incredibly proud of his daughters in their ability to be a "Whittaker" and truly loved each them with all of his heart. His young son Colt and he were best together, lying side by side every night.

He enjoyed "date nights" with his wife, where all of their friends gathered, "The more the merrier" he would always say. David especially enjoyed being surrounded by his friends; winning corn hole, golfing Whittaker-style, and sitting on his corner stool enjoying an ice cold glass of Miller Lite surrounded by people.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4-8pm, Wednesday, September 6, at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. A Celebration of David's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 7, at Mechanicsville Christian Center, 8061 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, with interment immediately following at Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover. In Lieu of flowers, his wife requests donations be sent to any Wells Fargo to be given to all of David's children's college funds.