David G. Stockdale
February 5, 1953 – June 17, 2020
David(Dave) Guy Stockdale; beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully at his home on June 17th, 2020. He fought a long illness of cirrhosis of the liver, and then bladder cancer removal.
He was born February 5th, 1953 in Suffolk, England; the son of Guy Everett Stockdale and Doreen Herbert Stockdale. Dave's father was in the U.S. Airforce and his mother was an England native. They were relocated back to the United States in 1954. After living in various cities; his father retired from the Airforce, settling in Topeka, Kansas in 1963.
Dave enlisted and served in the U.S. Army in September 1975. His duty station was Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. He received an honorable discharge September 11th, 1978. Dave married his high school sweetheart, Lana Kay Craig, on February 28th, 1976, in Colorado Springs. They both loved Colorado, building a life, family and home together in Colorado Springs. They are proud parents of two beautiful children; Brian Guy Stockdale(38) of Colorado Springs, and Lindsey June Stockdale(30), she lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Scottie Nicholson.
Dave branched his career as a Drywall Finisher and became a Foreman, working for GE Johnson Construction Company.
Dave's family and friends were extremely important in his life. He volunteered and loved being a soccer coach for several years when his kids were growing up; taking teams to competitions throughout Colorado. He was an avid Broncos fan, enjoying many football get togethers and attended a few live Broncos games. Many trips were made over the years to Cripple Creek, Colorado with Lana and friends. His passion was video poker and his face lit up when he won a Royal Flush! They also ventured to Vegas a few times!
Dave and Lana shared a lasting, loving marriage for over 44 years; living in their current home over 36 years. He loved maintaining his lawn and flower gardens.
A Memorial Service will take place at Mountain View Mortuary, Friday, June 26th at 2pm. (2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918) A Celebration of Life will follow after the service with family and family friends.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Celebration of Life
Friday, June 26, 2020
David G. Stockdale
Catherine & Grant Nicholson
June 25, 2020
Dearest Lindsey and Family
But in all the sadness, when you feel like your
heart is empty, and lacking,
you’ve got to remember that grief is in the absence of love.
Grief is the proof that love is still there❤️
Our Sincerest Sympathy For You and Your Family
During this Difficult Time
Love Cathy , Grant and the Nicholson Family🥀
Laura and Gabe Lamah
June 23, 2020
Dave and Lana, you guys shared lots of great memories with our family, we’re so blessed to have known Dave, he always had a great sense of humor and welcoming heart. You will be missed, so glad to have had good times with you. Always family to us. Rest easy Dave🙏🏼💜
June 20, 2020
Dave , I will always remember you as a very warm hearted man dedicated to your family and also remember the times at Cripple Creek having fun . I have lot of good memories spending time with you. I remember we watched the Super Bowl Bronco game together. I am very saddened by your passing. But I know now that you are pain free and resting very well. Rest in peace my friend love you.