OBITUARY

David Barnett Kaplan Sr.

January 8, 1939April 18, 2020

David Kaplan, 81, of Red Bank, TN passed away on April 18 after battling Alzheimer’s. Dave was born on January 8, 1939 to the late Sam and Roberta Kaplan. Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy, of 56 years; son David Jr. (Sandra), daughter Angela Fox; and siblings Diane Cady, Shelby Kaplan (Jane), Robert Kaplan (Dottie). Dave graduated from City High School in 1957 and University of Chattanooga in 1962. He retired from Provident in Chattanooga after 33 years of service in 1995. Dave spent many years volunteering with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum as a conductor and a Board member. After retirement, he spent several years volunteering for The Red Cross. He loved serving there. A memorial service will be held in the coming weeks and a graveside service for the family will be held this week. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Tennessee Valley Railroad.

Arrangements are held by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 E. Brainerd Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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Betty Whaley

April 22, 2020

Dear Nancy- I remember both you and David with affection: our years of working together at Erlanger and David’s time at Provident with Kay. Please know I am thinking of you during this very difficult time. I send my prayers and hope for better days ahead!! God’s special love for you.

Kennie and Stephanie Rotunda

April 21, 2020

David and Sandra,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this sad time. Our thoughts and Prayers will be with you through the coming weeks and months. This is an especially difficult time, can’t imagine all you’ve been through. Love you both so much!

Rick and Mikki Schnur

April 21, 2020

David and Sandra,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of David's father. Our prayers are with you. May you take comfort that he no longer struggles, and may you have peace knowing that he watches over you.

Rick and Mikki Schnur

Ann Bell

April 21, 2020

Nancy I am so sorry for your loss You and family are in my prayers.
Ann Bell

Elaine Ball Howard

April 21, 2020

Nancy & family. I'm so sad to hear about David. My memory of him is when we had our get togethers, he would play his guitar & we would sing Michael Rode the Boat Ashore, If I Had a Hammer & other folks songs popular during that time. He gave us a lot of entertainment & fun. My prayers are with you & your family.

Jane Brasovan

April 20, 2020

Nancy, Dave and Angie. Losing a loved one is always hard, even when we know they are with our Lord and Savior. I’ll always remember Dave as a true Gentleman. Every time I would call Nancy, if he answered the phone he immediately recognized my voice and chatted for a minute or two. Know that I love you all and will pray for peace for you all.

Sherry Criminger (Phillips)

April 20, 2020

Robert & Dottie,
You all are in my prayers and in my heart as you morn your loss. I hope you are safe and well. Love to you both.
Sherry (Phillips) Criminger

Nancy Patten

April 20, 2020

Dear Nancy, David and Angie,
I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Dave. His love of trains is something I always remembered and love to this day.
May you find peace and comfort during this time.
Nancy Patten

Linda Sparks

April 20, 2020

Oh, how I loved time volunteering with the American Red Cross with David! No matter the time of day or night, no matter the distance, David was always ready to meet me to respond to a local disaster! I can see his smile and hear his chuckle, even now. He gave much of his time and tons of his talents in organizing, teaching, responding, and representing the Red Cross. I know Heaven has welcomed an Amazing Soul! A piece of my heart is broken.

Kristen Levine

April 20, 2020

David Jr.
I’m sorry that I never met your Dad but I enjoyed reading about his life. I know he was an amazing man who will be deeply missed and forever loved.
Our deepest condolences,
Kristen and Paul Levine

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