David Footman

David Footman Sr.

Saturday, August 13th, 1955 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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David Footman, Sr. was born August 13, 1955 in Greeleyville, South Carolina, the son of the late Samson and Queen Elizabeth (Bennett) Footman. David was 64 years old, when the Lord called him home on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Orange Park Medical Center.

David graduated from C.E. Murray High School as a proud member of the Bicentennial Class of 1976. He played the trumpet in the marching band and was an active member of the Explorer Scouts and the school’s safety patrol. David also served as a trainee for the Junior Varsity Basketball Team. The Bible says, “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly.” Proverbs 18:24. David was well-liked in his hometown community of Greeleyville, South Carolina as well as anywhere he travelled. David was such a big-hearted person. He genuinely loved his wife, children, and all those he encountered.

David was first employed by Wilder Brothers Furniture Company in Greeleyville South Carolina. He moved to Connecticut after High School, but shortly after returned to Greeleyville. He later moved to Ft. Lauderdale where he worked at Motor Rotor, after which he moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he attended truck driving school at Road Masters. After finishing school, David purchased a truck and started his truck driving business, "3D Trucking Company" named after (David, DJ, and Dasia). David had a love for driving and continued to drive until his health no longer permitted.

David's union to his late wife, Virginia Footman, was blessed with three children, David Footman, Jr., Dasia Footman, and LaTasha Small of Ft. Lauderdale.

Family members who preceded him in death: parents: Samson and Queen Elizabeth (Bennett) Footman; two brothers: Jessie and Matthew Footman; and nephew, Alfonza Parker.

David accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2004 while attending Philippian Community Church. He then met his wife, Valerie and moved his membership to Bethel Baptist Institutional Church where he was an active member participating in various church ministries. David was ordained on September 15, 2019 as a Deacon of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. He was humbled to become a servant of the Lord.

David loved to cook of which barbequing was his favorite. He shared his famous BBQ-Sauce with everyone. David was a dedicated husband and often cooked wonderful meals for his wife and family.

Time to embrace: On August 7, 2010 David and Valerie was united in Holy Matrimony. David and Valerie shared special memories, talking, laughing, traveling, meeting people, and sharing his testimony of the goodness of God in his life. He was thankful for the grace and mercy bestowed to him during his lifetime.

Time to mourn: He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Valerie Footman; his son, David Footman Jr; daughters, Dasia Footman, LaTasha Small, Melissa Richards, and Tenika (William) Fryson; grandchildren: Kali Ariyah Footman, Tayliah Henry, Tamaiya Osborne, Deion Small, and Dontavious Brinson; goddaughter niece, Aaliyah Vaughn; four sisters: Mary Conyers, Cora Parker, Carrie Strong all of South Carolina, and Evelyn (Odell) Beaufort of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother: John Footman, Sr. of Winchester, Virginia; mother-in-law, Jennie Mercer; sisters-in-law: Lena Mann (Herman) and Sharon Houston (Paster Kirk Houston) of Virginia; brothers-in-law: Derrick (Belinda) Mercer, Sr., Gregory Mercer, Cornelius Mercer, Ellis Conyers, Kenneth Strong, and Arnold Parker; three aunts: Aillen McClary, Geneva Gamble, and Ruth York all of Troy, New York; one uncle: Lead Bennett of Troy, New York; his high school best friend, Senator Ronnie Sabb of Greeleyville, South Carolina; Odell Beaufort; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for David Footman, Sr., will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church 215 Bethel Baptist Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. The visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Monday, May 11th, 2020 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Restlawn Cemeteries. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, May 11th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 11:00am
    Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
    215 Bethel Baptist Street
    jacksonville, FL 32202
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
    Restlawn Cemeteries South
    3301 Moncrief Road West
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32209
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Posted at 09:17pm
From the very first time I met David, he left an everlasting impression on me. He was a hugging type of individual, he was friendly, caring, he loved his wife and children, he was a christian hearted person who loved The Lord. He will truly be missed,, and will leave a void in the hearts of so many. Even though His time on earth has come to an end, He will soon join our Heavenly Father in is new home in Heaven. Rest in Peace David.


Posted at 03:12pm
David, I am going to miss your presence at the 4th of July gathering at your mom, my aunt's house in Greelyville. It will not be the same anymore 🙃. My condolences to the family. Rest In Heavenly Peace until we meet again! Your cousin, Ojetta Robinson-O'Bryant

Carlotta smith Posted at 05:27pm

Praying for the family and friends that they stay strong together

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Posted at 01:30pm
With deepest sympathy, we will miss our friend and brother.
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Juliet Rogers

Posted at 02:55pm
My condolences to the family during this time of bereavement. Juliet Rogers, Bethel Member

Yvonne Williams McDonald

Posted at 02:02pm
To Valerie and family I am praying for you.
David will be missed. I will miss the fun times we had in the Vill at homecoming. I will continue to lift you and the rest of the family up in prayers. May God’s presence cover y’all and give you strength during this heartfelt loss. Shelia Williams

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