In Memory


Bill David

William K. David, Jr. (Bill) passed away on September 24, 2010 due to complications from a heart attack suffered on July 28th. Visitation was on Monday, September 27, 2010 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park. Funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at 10:00 am at Westside Baptist Church followed by a graveside service at Riverside Memorial Park.  Bill graduated from N.B. Forrest High School and attended the University of Florida. He was an avid Gator fan, traveling to most home and away games for over 30 years. After a distinguished career of 34 years with the Jacksonville Sheriff Office, he retired in 2006. He ended his career as the Assistant Chief of Special Events. In his retirement resignation letter he said, 'From the time I started at the Police Academy in 1972, little did I know that it would begin a 'love affair' that would last 34 years. As in life, every career has its peaks and valleys, but I can honestly say that I have always looked forward to coming to work.' Bill had an engaging, entertaining personality and when you were with him, everything was more fun. He would want to be remembered as a man who cared. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane LaSota David. Bill and Diane re-met after their high school reunion. He is also survived by his mother Sylvia Haddock and Stepfather Doyle Haddock, father William K. David, Sr. and Stepmother Suzan, sisters Suzie Davis (Jim), Marilee Howland (Ron), Laurie Villa (Al), Becky Jordi (Doug), Marilyn Bristowe (Randy), brother Dan Haddock (Brenda), son, Jeff David (Stephanie), daughter, Cindy Burkett (Melvin) and stepchildren, Chris and Lindsey Parker, Grandchildren Haley and Brandon Burkett, aunts, uncles, nephews and a niece. He was blessed by a loving family and many friends. He was a popular guy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Bench Fund for Bill David at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida 32218.

Published in the Florida Times-Union from September 26 to September 27, 2010

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10/03/10 09:05 PM #1    

Juanita DeLoach (Fletcher)

Bill has been an active member of the reunion committee and we all have enjoyed his wit and humor over the past two years, while planning the reunion, during the reunion weekend and afterwards.  I will miss him greatly, as he was my Lakeshore buddy.  We were the only ones on the committee that went to Lakehore Jr. High.  It will be so sad to not have the pleasure and opportunity to enjoy Bill's wonderful humor and personality again.  I am grateful for the last two years of reconnecting with Bill and Diane and will cherish my memories of him.

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