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David Ray Boston

25 mai , 195914 septembre , 2019
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David Ray Boston est né(e) le 25 mai , 1959 à Greensboro, North Carolina et est décédé(e) le 14 septembre , 2019 à Ocala, Florida.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends samedi, 21 septembre , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service samedi, 21 septembre , 2019

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Monte Dubois jr

22 septembre , 2019

Dave was not only my boss, but he was also my friend. He was such a great man who knew so much about everything and I really looked up to him. These past three years were really special and I learned so much because he always challenged me to be my best even when it was difficult. I am so blessed and privileged to have spent these years with him. In times like these I find comfort in Psalm 23-

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Though we may have lost Dave, I know heaven is a better place with his spirit in the arms of God

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Biographie

Quiet, reserved and logical are trademark qualities that friends and family might use to describe David Ray Boston. David was an intuitive person. He was the type of person who could comfortably get lost in his thoughts, someone who had tremendous problem solving abilities. Always conscientious and focused on details, David was a person who loved to imagine the possibilities of life.

      David was born on May 25, 1959 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Susie K Adams (Katherine) and Theodore J Boston (James). He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. David did not have to surround himself with people to be content. He was the type of person who enjoyed being alone rather than be part of a large crowd. He could be content for hours in some activity or be lost in his own imagination.

      In grade school, David gravitated toward others who shared similar interests and enjoyed academics more than physical activity. He was always curious about what made things work, and he would excel at the things that called more for "brain" power. He delighted in the projects that required planning, exploration and solution. As was evident by those who knew him, his most fun was to be found in books and in research.

      During high school, David excelled at the challenge of learning and was especially good at taking tests and exams. He could delight more in problem solving than in the more routine school work. As long as the intellectual challenges kept coming, David was happy. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1977. His favorite activity in high school was marching band.

      If his friends from high school thought David was a serious student, then those who knew him later really saw him shine during his college years. Once he set his sights on an academic track that excited him, he would easily pass up his classmates, turning out quality work and setting high academic standards. He earned his electronics degree through electrical schooling.

      Although David had a small group of friends, they were a close knit group and he enjoyed spending time with them. He liked to be able to engage them in discussions on the many topics he found interesting. Those who knew him well might describe David as a good listener who could bring out a type of understanding from those around him that even surprised them. He was passionate in his commitments and would never intentionally hurt anyone. Later in life, he became friends with Frank and Linda Shoemaker, Art Fowler, Jackie Erney, Johnny Hughes, Mike and Tina Reed, Gene Shanblin, Zack and Darlene Myers, Mike Slade, Jeff Hart, Monty Dubois Jr, and Jared Norman.

      David finally found connection and fulfillment on July 22, 1989; he exchanged wedding vows with Tina Marie Witte at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Worth, Florida. Tina Boston was influential in David's life and brought a dimension of emotion and feelings to a man who mostly lived in his intellect. David grew, blossomed and became more balanced because of their love and compassion.

      Finding the right type of job can be a challenge for anyone, but that was especially true for David Ray Boston. He needed to find a career that would challenge him. Fortunately, he found a career path where he could use his natural intellect and his natural critical thinking skills. His primary occupation was electrical and electronic technician. He was employed for 40 plus years. David was a dedicated and valued employee and was respected by his colleagues for his ability to grasp and understand difficult concepts.

      Hobbies were more than fun for David because he challenged himself to learn the theory behind the actual activity. Knowing how things worked was more incentive than just performing and completing the task. His favorite pursuits were startrek, relaxing, enjoying friends, helping others, computers and Godzilla.

      Friends and acquaintances usually viewed David as the brains behind the operation and using this talent, he contributed a great deal to the many organizations to which he belonged. His own ability to adapt actually helped those around him to come up with creative approaches to a variety of situations. David worked hard once he became committed to a goal, and he was a strong contributor whenever it came to the planning process. In high school, David was a member of the marching band. He became a valued and a contributing member of each volunteer organization.

      Any number of community organizations were glad to have David as part of their group. He was able to bring a very high level of intelligence and involvement to these organizations. Politically, David was independant, voted Republican.

      David was not a man who did things because he expected a reward in return. In fact, accepting recognition from others was sometimes difficult for him. People who served with David recognized his quiet strength and his practical, logical, and discerning abilities. Still, he was awarded numerous honors throughout his life. Some of his most prestigious awards included multiple safety awards in ranger construction.

      Travel was a luxury for David and something that he took great pleasure in doing. David was at his best in the planning stages, as he did research and learned all about the places that he would be visiting. He wasn't as fond of dealing with the actual organizing, but once he put together all of the information, he was more than happy to turn it all over to someone else and let them put together the itinerary. Favorite vacations included The Green Brier plus bunker, Charleston West Virginia, Capital, Mystery Hole, New River Gorge, Green Bank, Luray Caverns, Ruby Falls, Hawks Nest, Blenko Glass, Mommoth Cave.

      David especially enjoyed time with his pets. He could spend hours in private thought, and his faithful companions would just sit by his side or in his lap. One of David's favorites was Midnight, black peekapoo. They were best friends for approxemently 11 years. His family was rounded out by his Midnight peekapoo, Hershey, Snickers, and shadow which were all labs.

      David Ray Boston passed away on September 14, 2019 at Hampton Inn in Ocala, Florida. due to heart problems. He is survived by Tina Boston, his wife. Services were held at Dorsey E Earl Smith Funeral Home and Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home. David was laid to rest in Cunningham Memorial Park in St Albans, West Virginia.

       Those who knew and loved David will miss his quiet gentleness, his curiosity and his ability to often turn work situations into fun experiences. He leaves all those who knew him with many wonderful memories.