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David Wade Williams Sr

August 18, 2023

David Wade Williams, Sr. “Big Dave”, 73, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on August 18, 2023. He was the son of the late Earl P. Williams and Lela Kate Moore Williams.  

David was born on May 5, 1950, in Appomattox, VA. David was a member of Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 and attended Dayspring Baptist Church.   

He was retired from Alliance Industrial in 2011; however, he had a part-time job driving cars for the Mazda/Mabry Auto Group on Forest Rd. in Lynchburg. David made some very good friends while working with Mazda and enjoyed working with his two brothers, Harry & Gene.   

While David traveled to and lived in California and Colorado in his younger days, Virginia was his home and he loved driving the backroads and admiring the beauty of the state.   

David enjoyed karaoke, playing pool, watching wrestling, coloring in adult coloring books, playing cards with friends, Chinese food, doing card tricks that he learned when he was a kid, and telling jokes. He was a big fan of Elvis and anything relating to his American Indian heritage.   

David is survived by his children: David W. Williams, Jr.; Michael “Mike” Williams and wife, Tina; Ashleigh Key and fiancé, Jordan; and Davina Hall, and husband, Larry. His grandchildren: Cheyenne Hull, Tyler Williams, Jacob Williams, Hannah Williams, Ruby Anne Godfrey,  and Cady Hall. His great-grandchildren: Ledger, Zepplin and Dean; and his siblings: Delores “Doe” Dojaquez, Virginia Freeman, Gene Williams, and Harry Williams and many loving friends in the community, especially Theresa, Randy and Duke. 

 In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings: James Earl Williams, Johnny U. Williams, Jackie Williams, Carolyn Hilda Williams, Roy Williams, and Brenda Williams.  

 The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff that have helped our father during this time, especially Dr. C. McCallum at Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center.  Dad was a grumpy man at times and you put up with him every step of the way. Thank you for being there for him.  

 We will celebrate the life of Big Dave on Friday, September 1st, 2023, at the Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 located at 2307 Lakeside Dr. Lynchburg, VA from 6pm-8pm. David wouldn’t want this to be a sad occasion, so please come ready to tell stories and laugh with us as we celebrate his life. If you’d like to bring a covered dish to share, feel free to do so.  

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center.  

 Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit 



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So sorry to hear of Big Dave's passing he was an awesome man my prayers go out to his family.

Posted by Ernie Reynolds on August 31, 2023

Little David , Mike , Davina So truly sorry for your loss. Big David was a funny guy and so kind. I have lots of memories of us and I will hold them dearly in my heart. I pray the good LORD will wrap HIS arms around you during this time. And has we also celebrate his life. R..I. P. Big David 🌹

Posted by Sherrie Terry on August 25, 2023

So sorry, prayers for the family.

Posted by Tom Cofer on August 21, 2023

I'm so sorry to hear about Dave's passing.I worked with him at Wexco ,he was a good guy.

Posted by Gordon on August 21, 2023

I will always remember David,He was a good man,true loyal friend and good to others,he was that friend that would be there for you,or if you needed a ride or just someone to talk to,He alwaYs had a positive out look on life and would put a smile on your face with his jokes he was a character,I am so glade i knew him,He will always be close to my heart and all the great memories and fun times we shared,He will be missed,God has him in Heaven now no suffering and no pain,Rest in peace my friend until we meet again

Posted by Deanna Doss on August 21, 2023

Davina you broke my heart when you called to let me know that your father had transitioned to his heavenly home. I loved him and he knew it. he had been my customer for 8 years and we talked about everything. I loved to see him come through the doors. that friday he came in barley breathing i told him to go to the hospital because he had fluid building up, he waited until tuesday to go and things went down hill from there. David was kind and caring to others. He called me one day from the hospital and he could barely talk i told him lets pray. so i prayed for him and cried with him. He will truly be missed by me. RIP Mr. Williams.

Posted by Teresa Hall on August 20, 2023

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