Obituary of David Wayne Ethridge
Age 66, of Flint, died Monday, February 21, 2022, in McLaren Flint. A funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris with burial at Flint Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Pastor Tim Hicks to officiate. The family will be present to receive friends from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the Christian Love Faith Center in Flint or First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting David’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
David was born in Flint on November 2, 1955, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvey and Evelyn (Hall) Ethridge. David was raised and educated in Genesee County. Growing up he loved being outdoors, enjoyed climbing trees, he was a very adventurous child. Every summer the family drove to Missouri to visit family. He loved listening to music, rock and roll, and Bob Seager. He enjoyed watching all kinds of movies. David was a talker, known for being on the phone. He called his cousin, Ivy, and other family members daily, to check on them and just chat. David enjoyed the outdoors whether it was working on bikes or cars. In his free time, he loved playing Bingo and going to the lake to relax while fishing. David was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris and at Christian Love Faith Center in Flint where he often helped Pastor Tim Hicks around the church. David was also a member of the 12 Step Program and proud of his two years of sobriety. David always made everyone laugh, he had a big heart and will be missed by those who knew him.
Left to cherish David’s memory are his daughters: April Ethridge and Jill Burgtorf; and grandson: CJ Harris; siblings: Alvery and wife, Maryann Ethridge, Walter and wife, Joann Ethridge, Nancy Davis, Beverly Ethridge, Shirley Orvis, Cecil and wife, Patti Ethridge, and Carol Ethridge; close friends: Pastor Tim Hicks and Jim Needham, and several nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his father: Alvey Ethridge, mother: Evelyn Ethridge Dingle, and step-father: Thomas Dingle; brothers: Ronnie, Charles, Willis, and Gerald Ethridge; significant others: Janet Caldwell and Sandy Burgtorf; close friend: Gary Tucker; and beloved dog: Taco.
A very special thanks to Pastor Tim Hicks and his wife Toni, for years of love and care as David's devoted guardian. A special thank you to Debra Sasseen and Jennifer Carney for there love and support to David.