Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


David James Perez

December 22, 1985August 29, 2020

David James Perez, 34 formerly of Frederick, MD died Saturday, August 29th, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was born December 22nd, 1985, in Silver Spring, MD.

David’s laugh, smile, and goofiness were contagious to everyone he encountered. He served in the United States Army from 2003 - 2013 during which he did a tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In returning home he became an advocate in supporting veterans to help change legislation to provide veterans with more resources. He also went on to receive his Associates Degree in Political Science. He was a huge community supporter wherever he was and did anything he could to help in whatever way possible.

David is survived by his grandmother, Ruth Primett; mother and step father, Laura Goodpaster and Sean Kelly; sister, Michelle Ahrarian; nieces and nephews; Evan Keller, Miguel Perez, Madelina Ahrarian, Mia Ahrarian, Maddox Ramirez; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

David is preceded in death by his brother, Joe Perez.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery.

Donations can be made in his name to https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-david-perez

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Sean Stinnett

September 18, 2020

I’m going to miss Dave! He was a great community partner with me and the Maryland Department of General Services. Dave always greeted me with love, respect and with the Islamic greeting of Assalamu Alaikum. I wish we had more conversations so I could have been there for him at his time of need. Dave was very special and had a heart of gold. Peace, blessings and love my friend. To his family, friends and colleagues, may God hold you all together and strong.

Melissa Main

September 17, 2020

David was the heart and soul of the word service, ALWAYS looking out for the best of others! Saying he will be missed only brushes the surface of my feelings! My heart deeply aches, but I am comforted to know we will meet again! Until that time, know how much you were dearly loved my friend!

Carleah Summers

September 13, 2020

Thank you David for supporting the recovery community of Frederick, MD so selflessly and willingly. Whenever we needed you, you were there. You may be gone, but you'll never be forgotten my friend. Fly high 💜💜💜

Jordan Miller

September 11, 2020

I’ll miss you, brother. Thank you for sharing your gusto for life, curiosity, and philosophical bent.
Thanks for all the games of ultimate frisbee, for the book Blink, and for sharing your passion about serving others.

I’m so thankful we got to reconnect in person within this last year. I’m proud of you and all you accomplished.

Micah Douds

September 10, 2020

Dave had a positive and infectious energy. I had the pleasure of meeting him during our time at Frederick community college. With him having a military background and being older, he influenced me to be better and contributed to my desire to join the military. For this, I owe much to Dave. I had always thought, that at some point we would meet up in the future to have a beer and share in times past. I am honored to be parted with him by our service and will cherish his memory. Rest in peace Dave.

Fritz Froehlich

September 10, 2020

You and Joe are reunited. Tearing it up in the afterlife. Farewell my friend.

Michelle Ahrarian

September 10, 2020

I’m so glad you are not suffering anymore. I will always love and miss you. I will make sure your nieces and nephews know all about their uncle Dave like I have already with Joey. Until we meet again big brother ❤️

Jonathan DeRoner

September 10, 2020

Its crazy to think that this probably was the last time we saw each other just over 7 years ago. You were always one of those guys that were there for anyone and made the day more fun. Our times of ulimate frisbe and pool at FCC and baker park, to the nights downtown in frederick. The one long trip we all took as a big group all the way to Virginia to Buffalo Wing Factory for one of your birthdays was one of the most odd, but fun nights ever. You're attempt at their death wings was met in failure but was laughter and joy for everyone else with you. And to extent for you also of course. There was never a dull moment when you were around. I wish I could've been there for you more my man. I couldn't imagine living through some of the struggles you did. Rest easy my friend... 💔 😥

Gordon Sumner, PhD, Colonel, USA, Rtd.

September 10, 2020

I only knew Dave for a short period, but during that time I came to know him as someone that truly cared about our fellow veterans, especially my fellow wounded veterans, and how together we could make their lives better. Its sad to think that while we were talking, especially about my nonprofit providing service dogs to veterans, that there may have been something that I could have done for him personally. Rest in Peace, my friend and fellow Soldier.


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