Let the memory of David be with us forever.
  • 53 years old
  • Born on February 17, 1966 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States.
  • Passed away on April 9, 2019 in Winston salem, North Carolina, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David Whitworth 53 years old , born on February 17, 1966 and passed away on April 9, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Stephanie Kelley on April 13, 2019
His heart was just too big. His earthly body had carried that heavy burden for longer than it could. I am sure his Heavenly Father called him home. David Whitworth epitomized the phrases “he would give you the shirt off his back” and “he would give you the last dollar in his pocket”. He would give you the last cent to his name, regardless of his own circumstance, because he knew you needed it more. David tried to save the world, at least the world he knew. He gave of himself to everyone who knew him, everyone who met him. He suffered a lot of disappointments throughout his life, but he weathered them all and still had a sense of humor and a giving spirit.
I have had the privilege of knowing Whit, as we called him when we first met, for 36 years. We met and became so very close in a branch of the Boy Scouts known as an Explorer’s Post for the Winston-Salem Police Department. We all had dreams then of who and what we were going to become as adults. Several of us took our first airplane flight together to represent that Post at a convention, we learned to handle and fire arms safely, we learned crowd and traffic control, we worked together as volunteers at many community wide events, we competed together as a team and we made friendships, bonds and connections that have lasted through our very different life paths to this day. Whit was an integral part of that group. Whit called me his sister and I certainly called him my brother, we have stayed in touch, though sometimes rather loosely through all these years, and we were always in each other’s hearts and prayers. 
David always looked to make this world a better place for others, he loved his family without question and he gave his all for them. He gave of himself to others in all his pursuits in life and I know his spirit touched all who knew him and many who just met him in passing. I hope we can all keep that spirit alive.
As I learned the sad news of his passing in the morning hours of April 10 and the sun was out and shining so bright, I didn’t wonder why it was such a beautiful day at such a sad time, I knew the answer. There was an incident when we were in that Explorers Post involving a hot air balloon that almost lifted off prematurely with dear David hanging on to a tether, I believe that photo made the local newspaper and I know we had a lot of laughs after that event and it came up in conversations throughout the years, and all I could think was...
What a glorious day for that ride in a hot air balloon, and what a wonderful view David would have of his home, his family, his friends....
All who knew you will miss you here on earth, but we will carry you with us in our hearts, ❤️
Posted by Bonnie Roberts on April 12, 2019
Michelle said to share memories and I have a few that stand out about David:  He was a kind and generous person, never spoke bad about anyone, or he and I dressing up for Halloween ( I was a ghost and he was Freddy Krueger - imagine that one) we sat out on the porch and sat very still while watching kids head our way thru the field and when they got close enough, we jumped and barely seen the backsides of some of the kids who took off running; or watching him, Roope, Ronnie and my husband, Mitch, out back trying to be their own version of WWE wrestlers while using an old mattress as the wrestling ring; the countless Star Trek memorabilia he collected; watching and laughing at all the guys from the apartments playing football and when my husband tried to run an tackle David it was like seeing a ball bounce off a brick wall (David being the wall); or the numerous "neighborly" dinners we shared; going to Woodland Baptist with him at times; all the kids loved him.......you will be greatly missed by many, but know you made a valuable impact on a whole lot of lives......rest in peace old friend....until we meet again......Bonnie Niday Roberts
Posted by Jo Beth Boyles on April 12, 2019
Rode the school bus with you at Woodland. You were younger and like to sit with me. At the YMCA or at the North Forsyth Football games you were so kind and supportive of your family.  You were a sweet little kid in school who changed into a man of great character.
Posted by Wendy Ingle on April 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of David passing. What a wonderful guy he was. Always a smiling and always a story. He was a hard worker and loved his family. Such fond memories of seeing him around Woodland. Driving a church bus on Sundays and school bus during the week. I will never forget the Christmas he was Santa at Reynolda Manor. It totally blew my children away that "Santa" really did know everything about them! He played it so well and most definitely was my childrens favorite "Santa"! He will be truly missed and never forgotten. He left a imprint on everyone he knew. Praying for his family. Gods grace has you covered.
Posted by April Davis on April 11, 2019
You were an amazing man, friend, and family to us we love you and you will be missed dearly my friend. I hope you see mama, Marvin, papaw and mamaw again.
Posted by Kevin Parker on April 11, 2019
You were a fellow Owl during our WoodBadge training in 2012. I remember David for having the kindest heart, and he appreciated everyone, no matter. We all miss you David. Rest In Peace.
Posted by Diane Lineberry on April 11, 2019
You will loved and missed. I have always known you ever since i was little because were my daddy's friend. Now you are flying high with him in heaven. We will you again in our forever home.

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