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     It is difficult to put into such a small space enough words to describe a man like David Charity and what he meant to those who knew him.  He was a friend to everyone; he made strangers feel like family and always saw the good, in people and in situations.  He had a passion for Christ and strived to be the Godliest husband and father that he could.  There was never a joke he didn’t get or a situation he couldn’t learn to laugh about.  His heart was the widest and the deepest.  There was no person too hopeless that he wasn’t willing to invest his time and money into him or her.  He saw in people what they often couldn’t see in themselves, he saw who they could be.  He always saw what things could be. He knew how to dream big and imagine the impossible.  David never forgot how to have fun, never lost that spark for life.  He kept up with his grandchildren and had a laugh that could fill a room.  No matter how busy he was he never made you feel like he didn’t have the time.  He would stop and listen, drop everything to help, and was always there. The world was a brighter place with him in it and he will be missed more than words can hope to express.  The lives he has touched and the people that knew him are better for it.  He would love nothing more than to know that his big heart for others would continue to live on in those he knew.  We will miss you until our days on this earth are done David, but we will remember you by being the hands and feet of Christ in this world just as you always were.  Until we meet again. 

     David had a special place in his heart for children in need and especially those in need of a family, so in lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Bartow Family Resource Center or to his beloved nephew who, as a pastor on a limited budget, is in the process of raising money to adopt a child out of the foster care system.   


Bartow Family Resources

At Bartow Family Resources, we understand the difficulties of an unplanned pregnancy and strive to be a safe haven for women who need someone to talk to about their options. We exist to serve women and their families by fostering a Christ-like view of life, which empowers them to make life affirming decisions to protect the unborn, establish healthy relationships, and create lasting life skills.

http://www.bartowrelationships.com


McDaniel Adoption

"Adoption is something that has been on our hearts for quite a while. We fostered children in FL for a year and had 19 little ones come in and out of our home. Never knowing when we were going to get a call, or when the little ones that we had were going to leave us. These children have been through terrible and unthinkable situations, and many times we only get a fraction of their story. ...And this is why we are choosing to adopt out of the foster system."

https://www.gofundme.com/McDanielAdoption

 
A memorial will be held on Sunday July 16th, 2017 at 3pm at 17 Cedar Creek Rd NW Cartersville GA, 30120. 

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022
David, you may be gone physically but your spirit will reside here forever. Thank you my friend.
October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018
I miss you, David. I love you, you are so dear to my heart, so many good memories here in Maine! You are with Jesus, your Dad, my Dad and Grammy and Grampy! See you soon, it looks like it won’t be long the way the world looks...
July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018
Dear David, I look forward to seeing you someday soon....you , Dad, Grampy and Grammy, your Dad, and many many others, most of all our Lord Jesus! Miss and love you, Cousin
October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017
David is my Cousin and I became close to him in Maine. He and I had a special relationship. David made me laugh, smile and feel loved. He was so much fun! He hasn't changed as I see, in Tennessee. I wish I could have seen him and Julie more! And His family! I love you all and pray during this difficult time. My heart aches also....In Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, Julie (Hosea) Gee
October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017
OK...But it's gonna be a crazy story!!
  There was that time that Mac and I took a van full of drama kids (including Jenni) to Les Miz and David was to meet us at the Wendy's on Chastain by KSU. Well, he was waiting patiently (I think) in his truck. But then it was time for the Wendy's crew to close up and go home, but they were afraid because there was "This Man" sitting in his truck (for a long time) in the parking lot!! So they called the police.
  As the officer approached David, he informed him that he was "packing heat". I don't know any more of the details of the "discussion" between David and the officer, but I'll guess it was QUITE interesting!
  I'll await Jenni's corrections to this story if I flubbed it up.
  I'm certain that you and Mac are busy worshiping our Savior with no more need for birthdays! But many down here miss you!
July 16, 2017
July 16, 2017
We are speechless. This is so very very sad. My partner and I had our huge gorgeous monitor style barn on our organic farm designed and built by David from February to April of this year. David was dedicated, warm, kind, gentle, and supportive. We are so incredibly saddened that this world has lost such a wonderful person. We were finishing the inside of the barn and planning to have him and the crew down to celebrate it being finished. Our condolences to David's family. He shared how much he loved you all even with those of us who never met you. We are so sorry!
With deep sympathy,
Ashley Rodgers & Hanna Johnson
July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017
I truly don't know where to start... David and Julie both have loved and help me during really hard times. They started off as youth workers and quickly became like family. I'll never forget the long conversations, the amazing advice, and the man who Always had a smile on his face an his arms opened to give the best hugs. I can't imagine what the family is feeing. My heart is broken at the loss of such a life changing man. I have always cherished David and Julie and will always love them! David you may be gone but never forgotten thank you for changing my life and allowing me to be a part of yours! I am reaching the heavens for peace and comfort for each of you.

Jess Hightower Tomlinson
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
There are very few people I have known that truly exemplified a "servant's heart". David and Julie Charity are part of that elite group! My family's years of doing student ministry and now pastoring Graceland Church have the Charity family and especially David's fingerprints all over it. We can't go through a series of photos without seeing David and Julie in the background, always supportive...always loving...always serving. Their impact is not only felt in Cartersville, but also in other states in America and the countries of Central America. We hurt and pray for you all (Julie, Jenni, Josh, Cosette, Juliette, and Ben). David, thank you for loving others and serving Jesus Christ. Well done thy good and faithful servant...enter into the joys of the Lord.
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
I was blessed to meet and become friends with the Charity's while we attended Corridor Church. David and Julie we're very faithful to our church and drove over an hour to attend every week. They made a real difference in our church and in our lives. David was always smiling and positive. He worked hard rebuilding our stage and helping us with numerous, other projects. His love for the Lord, his family, church and anyone he met was clear and real. I know He is in Heaven today, awaiting the grand reunion at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Julie, Ben and all the family, know you are loved and in our prayers. God bless you all.
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
How can I put into words what I'm feeling at this moment. I met David many years ago at Corridor Church where his son Ben was Minister of Music. We became friends from the very moment we said Hi to each other.

David told me about his barn kit business and I told that I put up pole barns in my youth and always enjoyed it. He mentioned that he was going to put a crew together and put up his own kits. One Sunday he asked me if I was ready to go back to work and I said of course. This was just the beginning of our great adventures together. He, Ben and I were the permanent members of the crew in the beginning Even though some days were diamonds and others were stones David was able to somehow turn those stones into the brightest diamonds you could possibly imagine. Now he is doing the same thing for our Lord Jesus.

 This is so hard with all of the memories flooding back.. We could talk and listen to each other for hours about just anything.. It's so hard to say goodbye to my best friend.. It's hard to remember that it's not about me when grief grabs you by the throat..

My wife, Aisha wrote some notes for a friend who had to speak at a church about his experience in the FDNY during 9-11. The following is a excerpt from her paper that God inspired her to write one morning at 3:00am. Quote " We were created to be beacons of light in a dark world. Matthew 5:14 states" You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" End quote

David was that light on the stand illuminating everyone who crossed paths with him. His light still shines brightly through all of our memories.

Until our paths cross once again.
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
Julie and family, the Charity family, and the Alderman family, and other family members; our hearts are broken over your loss and our prayers are with you. I'll never forget when the guy from Maine came to Ocala First Assembly. David was such a fun guy! So many memories during puppet practice and other activities. I remember some of the girls, myself included, got mad at him for not coming to practice and instead playing basketball. We went and "tp'd" his red VW bug! I remember him working at Ace Hardware and having him ask me to get something from his car and not needing keys because you could just open the vent window and reach in and unlock it. He and I went to see Rocky and that started my love of all the Rocky movies. David was a good friend. And my David and I were privileged to be a part of David and Julie's wedding. They were a perfect match! Julie, we can't imagine what you are going through. Our hearts go out to you. Much love and prayers sent your way. David and Sharon Lanham
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
David was such a role model to many and to some a father figure. I know that was the case for me. He was the definition of selfless and kind. He truly loved God and enjoyed doing things in His name, like Missions Trips. I got to know him through Ben and Jenni which is how I know he was a model Father. He will be missed. Heaven gained one of the best.
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
My heart is broken for Julie, her children, grandchildren and all who knew and loved David. He and Julie have been such wonderful role models, they have stepped in and stepped up when they felt God nudging them to do so. I'm sure any number of people could tell stories of the things David & Julie have done for them. I'll just say that God put them in my life during a very difficult time and they followed through with what God tasked them with and made a wonderful difference in my life and how I dealt with things life has thrown at me. Now it's time for me to remember those lessons learned and continue to move forward again. I pray God's comfort and peace on Julie, the children, grandchildren and all who loved David. There are no real words of comfort we can give, but we can pray for the peace that passes any human understanding. With all our love, Elizabeth, Byron, Zachary, Matthew and 'Bella
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
Julie, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Life hits us hard at times with unexpected trials. You know you will be with him again someday. May the Lord bless you in the days to come. Much love, Peggy
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
We had the privilege of being David's pastor for a short time. He & Julie & the family are wonderful people that we learned to love very quickly. David always had a wonderful attitude and an infectious smile. He worked very hard and was devoted the the Lord and his family. He worked hard in the church. He & Julie were a source of strength and support when we were in Adairsville. We are shocked and saddened to hear of David's passing. To all of us, his life was far too short. We have no doubt about Daivd's love for Jesus and where he is today. Our tribute to him as a brother and friend is found in the words of Jesus: "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord."  
Wayne & Cheryl Hughes
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
I truly don't know where to start... David and Julie both have loved and help me during really hard times. They started off as youth workers and quickly became like family. I'll never forget the long conversations, the amazing advice, and the man who Always had a smile on his face an his arms opened to give the best hugs. I can't imagine what the family is feeing. My heart is broken at the loss of such a life changing man. I have always cherished David and Julie and will always love them! David you may be gone but never forgotten thank you for changing my life and allowing me to be a part of yours! I am reaching the heavens for peace and comfort for each of you.

Jess Hightower Tomlinson
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
I met David years ago, I believe it was the day he married Julie. Although I never got to know him, I know Julie loved him deeply, and that tells me all I need to know. I am so shocked and sad to hear of his passing so young--too young, but God needed him now. My heart is breaking for Julie, her children, grandchildren and exended family, but I know in Christ there is a wonderful reunion ahead. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
My friendship with David began many years ago when we met at First Assembly Of God in Ocala, Florida. I still have a picture of the puppet stage we designed and created so we could minister to children with skits we wrote. I have many fond memories of the red Volkswagen we rode around town inland days we would stop for ice cream. We shared laughter, humor, testimonies, tributes, encouragement, prayers, and our personal concerns. He is one of the kindest and most loving friends I have ever had in my lifetime. I will always hold our time together close.
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
David is the best cousin a girl could have. I fondly remember our summers at Grampy's farm, picking strawberries. We stayed in a tent in the back yard. It was Willie, Rhonda, David and myself. We had such a great time together.
I am so sad that he has left us so soon, but God knows why and who am I to question that. He is in my heart forever and forever with our Lord Jesus.

For David's family

Psalm 23
The Lord is my Shepherd ----- that's a Relationship!
I shall not want ----- that's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ----that's Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters -----that's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul ----- that's Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness --that's Guidance!
For His name sake ----- that's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death--that's Testing!
I will fear no evil ----- that's Protection!
For Thou art with me ----- that's Faithfulness!
Thy Rod and Thy staff comfort me ----- that's Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies------that's Hope!
Thou annointest my head with oil ----- that's Consecration!
My cup runneth over ----- that's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life----that's Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord ----- that's Security!
Forever ----- that's Eternity!

God's love never ends. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS might.
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
So sorry....Fond memories of David. The Brinkley's Ocala,Fl.

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October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022
David, you may be gone physically but your spirit will reside here forever. Thank you my friend.
October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018
I miss you, David. I love you, you are so dear to my heart, so many good memories here in Maine! You are with Jesus, your Dad, my Dad and Grammy and Grampy! See you soon, it looks like it won’t be long the way the world looks...
July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018
Dear David, I look forward to seeing you someday soon....you , Dad, Grampy and Grammy, your Dad, and many many others, most of all our Lord Jesus! Miss and love you, Cousin
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July 22, 2017

David was absolutely dear to me here in Maine, one of my favorite cousins. I always felt close to him even when he moved to Florida. I missed him a lot. He always had a tender heart and was very kind and considerate plus lots of fun. I will see you soon Dear David! With Jesus! We can catch up on all those years....forever.

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