David Michael Gwaltney

David Michael Gwaltney

Emporia, VA
12.11.1991 - 03.16.2019
Served in the

David Michael Gwaltney “Mikey” of Jarrett passed away unexpectedly on March 16, 2019. Mikey served his country in the U.S. Army and worked for Bay Disposal. He loved the outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle or kayaking. He also loved to work out at Strong Temple Fitness. He never met a stranger and touched the heart of everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory is father, Roy C. Gwaltney, Jr. and his wife, Yvonne; his mother, Kitty Michelle Ray Boyd; sisters, Tiffany Vick, Cynthia O’Laughlin, and Francis Boyd; grandparents, Barbara Ray, Ralph and Betty Whisenant, and Margaret Diane Nagele; nephews, David Allen O’Laughlin, Anthony James O’Laughlin, and Christopher Davidson, III and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who include TC and Eddie Ray. Mikey was preceded in death by two special great-grandmothers, Jo Clary and Chasie Laine; grandfathers, Roy C. Gwaltney, Sr. and David Ray, and a niece, Alaina Jill O’Laughlin.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STRONG Temple Fitness and Personal Training, 407 Halifax Street Emporia, VA 23847. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


My dear friend,
My thoughts are filled with you and your time here on this earth. All the way over here on the Pacific Northwest your life will be celebrated. I wish I could be there Saturday to be apart of your service. But I will be thinking of you now, then and always. I love you David. And will forever cherish the impact you've made in my life. Harmoney will grow to know her birthday twin and I'm sure you'll keep an eye on her. Rest up beautiful being. I know you are off to bigger things. May the Universe cradle you. I'll miss you and celebrate you forever.

Tiffney Bliss

David you will truly be missed rest in paradise your food lion friend

Catinia Barnes

On behalf of the Elite Dance Team of Emporia Virginia we send our deepest sympathy to the family We met David through Strong Temple Fitness a kind and helpful person he was Continue to Rest In Peace David 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Marcia Robinson -Mason

I often mistaken you for my son Charles in Food Lion. I love you and you will be missed. Rest in heaven.

Adrienne Sloan

Adrienne Sloan

My right hand, my brother, now my guardian angel. I love you.

Aaron Cole

David, aka Bobby to me. You were like a brother to me and I grew to enjoy being around you when I would come to the gym and you always motivated me and always were happy and made everyone laugh and smile. You will truly be missed!!

Ashley Epps

Kitty we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love You!!

Lillian and Anne Gibson

Our hearts are sad for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Wanda & Skip Collins

I was sadden to hear of the passing of your love one Kitty. I pray peace, strength and understanding during anytime of bereavement. My heart goes out to ALL that is affected by the tragic loss. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you.

Paula Motton

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