David was Keith and Susan’s only son. He and his three sisters grew up in Campbell County, Virginia, and his was a life filled with varied interests and hobbies. David enjoyed playing golf, watching football, and playing guitar. In high school, he took a shop class where he learned to enjoy woodworking and was something he had hoped to pursue more. One of his proudest achievements was building a beautiful gun cabinet. He was a hard worker no matter the jobs, which included working at a local golf course, at a friend’s plumbing business, and even working alongside Heidi at a local ice cream shop.
David was very good-natured and generally a “home body.” He was very family-oriented, even as a teen and young man at the age of 19. He was honoring and respectful as a son. He loved, admired, and respected his dad and desired his dad’s company in many shared interests, especially deer hunting, learning from his dad in every area of life. He was tender, loving, attentive, and protective toward his mom. He had a passion for upholding God’s ways and a desire to help lead fellow Virginia Tech students in Bible study and in a growing love for Jesus Christ. In his second year at Virginia Tech, he was studying Industrial Systems Engineering.