1984 – 2016
Putnam –David took his final ride on his Harley Davidson on April 30th, 2016. He died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. David was an organ donor and had been planning on donating his kidney to a 6 year old relative, Harlow Tucker. His other organs such as his liver, heart, and other kidney have been donated as well to others in need.
David was a diesel mechanic for the United States Army. He retired as a disabled veteran in 2013. He was a recipient of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Nato Medal.
Survived by wife, Pamela, daughter, Abi, sons, Sullivan and Michael, his service dog Maximus and P.I.T.A. Dixie. Also survived by his best friend and brother-in-law Mike, his Grandpa Paul, step-mother Christine, sister, Brianna, brothers Christopher, Adam, Kyle, and Brandon, his in-laws Mike, Peg, Ernie and Nicole, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, his handful of true friends, Lewis, Jim, John, Mark, and Drew, and the entire Dysfunctional Veterans community.
David was predeceased by his father, David and his mother, Priscilla, and his beloved Uncle Paul.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family from 10:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturday May 14, 2016, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00PM. Interment is private. Donations to support David’s family can be done through http://www.gofundme.com/DavidTrites. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.