David Loren Filer Jr.
May 20, 1971 – May 13, 2018
David and his twin brother Duane were born in Bremerton, WA on Feb. 6, 1971 at Harrison Hospital. Davy passed from this world after bravely fighting cancer for 3 years on May 13 2018. He attended Silverdale Elementary, Central Kitsap Jr. High and graduated from Central Kitsap High School class of 1989. He developed a love for competitive sports and an early age. Wrestling was his passion. He began his wrestling career at 6 along with his brother Duane. He was undefeated during his junior high years. While wrestling for Central Kitsap High he and his brother were the first sophomores ever to place at the state championships. He also took 4th place at nationals in freestyle and greco roman. He played soccer for the Central Kitsap Soccer Club for 9 years, ran and lettered in track, played baseball and rode bulls and barebacks at NJRA rodeos. He loved to play the drums and was a band member during hos elementary and jr. high years. After graduating high school Davy joined the United States Army in May of 1990 and served as a combat medic with the 11th ACR US Calvary Black Horse Regiment. He was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq during the Gulf War and was also stationed in Fulda Germany and Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona. While stationed in Germany he enjoyed coaching youth soccer. He was very patriotic and was proud to have served his country. After being discharged on April 13, 1995 he began working at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1996 and due to his illness was forced to retire from Security in 2017. He enjoyed watching the Seahawks especially when they all stood for the National Anthem. He liked watching UW Husky football, fishing, playing cribbage and poker at family gatherings, and crabbing misadventures with dad. He was an excellent cook and loved the barbecue for the family especially for mom. Davy was loving , kind hearted, thoughtful, and a little stubborn at times and was not afraid to tell you how things really are. He did his research and passed his knowledge on to his nieces and nephews. He displayed an amazing mental toughness and determination to never give up during his battle with cancer. Davis is survived by his mother Debbie, father David, brother Duane, and sister Michelle, and his beloved "special" dog Mojo. Nieces Brittney, Cheyenne, Jaylah and Imalena, Nephews Mateo, Dakota, and Mannee. Aunt and uncle Sandy and LaVern Wolf, Cousins Darin Wolf and Dr. Dustin Wolf. Special thanks to Dr. Jacob Mathew who Davy greatly admired and respected and his kind caring staff at Harrison Health Partners Hematology & Oncology. His family is extremely grateful to the nurses and staff at Harrison Hospital Oncology 2 West and the hospice team for providing wonderful and loving care for Davy and helping is make it through this difficult time. Donations to Childrens Cancer Kitsap Humane Society.
- Memorial Service Friday, June 8, 2018
- Reception Friday, June 8, 2018
David Loren Filer Jr.
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May 18, 2018
Dave and I work together at NBK Police Dept he was like the little brother that I never had we would talk about football he was a Seahawks fan and I was a new Orleans saints who dat. Dave was the most courageous person that I have known he never gave up I will always admire and respect him. My friend RIP .
May 18, 2018
There are few people who I have worked with that leave a lasting impression, but Dave is one of them. I worked with him at the Pass and ID office and looked forward to our daily chats and learning from him as I started there. He was a kind, passionate, easy going, patient person and maybe one of the gentlest souls I have ever known. I learned much from him about the job and more importantly about dealing with people. He will be forever the best part of this job and a loving memory that I will treasure. I am truly sorry for your loss.