David S. Neikirk

david neikirk
David S. Neikirk, 74, of Danville and Falmouth, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 6 at UK Medical Center following a brief illness. The son of the late Adam S. and Christine Neikirk of Danville, he was born July 20, 1943. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah K. Neikirk; a brother, Paul M. Neikirk, and a sister, Jorene Brewer. A loving father, son, and husband, he leaves a son, Chris Neikirk of Falmouth; a sister, Jean Holmes of Danville; a granddaughter, Taylor Dennie; and two great-grandchildren, Piper Lee Dennie, and Paris Myles Dennie, all of Falmouth. He also is survived by his special friend Dorothy Swope, four nephews and nieces, and six grand-nephews and nieces. A 1962 graduate of Danville High, he attended Eastern Kentucky Univ., where he played tuba in the marching band. David had a decades-long successful career as a clothier in the Cincinnati and Lexington area, serving as a consultant and sales manager for Gidding Jenny, Burkhart’s, and L. Strauss. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy that included a tour to Viet Nam on the USS Okanogan, an attack transport, David was an accomplished guitarist, avid dancer, and a strong supporter of the Arts. He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Danville, serving as a deacon for several years. A funeral service will be held Monday, September 11 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, followed by military graveside services at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville. Visitation will be from 11 – 2 Monday. Following the funeral service and graveside burial, a reception will be held at the Neikirk home in Danville. Funeral Service: 2 pm, Monday, September 11, 2017, Stith Funeral Home, Danville Visitation: 11 am - 2 pm, Monday, September 11, 2017, Stith Funeral Home, Danville Interment: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville

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  1. He sure loved music. He was a familiar face when I played in the area. Had several good conversations with him ,Quite a unique character!!

  2. I\’m so glad I had the privilege of knowing David and I\’m so sad to be telling him goodbye. He was a fine person and a true gentleman – always thoughtful – and a lot of fun to be around. All his friends will miss him terribly – for a long, long time. Peace, love and healing thoughts to all the family.

  3. Had so many good times with David. He was always so nice to Janine and me. Always a snappy dresser. I loved to see him show up to see what he was wearing next. Just a fine gentleman! We are going to miss him so much!

  4. It was truly an honor to know such a good man. He always had a great smile, friendly nature and a good joke to tell me. I still expect to see him sitting on the pirch across the street when I let my dog out. David will be truly missed by all who knew him. R.I.P. DAVID NEIKIRK

  5. I knew David for such a short time. He was one of the classiest men I have ever met. So kind and happy. Rest in Pease Smooth….you will be missed.

  6. The world was a better place for having Smooth in it…always a sheepish grin, and a story to tell…Classy, sassy, and yes even sometimes smart-assy…!!!!, We love him, and we miss him. Rest peacefully Smooth…

  7. David was an intelligent, compassionate gentleman. I had worked with him in outdoor theater 54 years ago, and we have remained friends since that time. He loved music, and frequently attended my performances throughout central Kentucky. I will truly miss our insightful discussions, his commentary and his masterful humor. R.I.P., My friend

  8. Deepest Condolences to all Family and Friends. I have known David most all my life as I grew up in the same neighborhood . My family and his like most all the neighbors in our small neighborhood at that time were like an extension to our own families as we were fortunate to grow up in a loving and caring neighborhood. My fondest remembrance of him was when he literally picked up the front end of my aunt\’s [ Frances Anderson ] car [ a red and white Crosley ] and sat it sideways in the parking lot of Hogue\’s Grocery while she was inside shopping ,where she had pulled straight into the lot . I can still see her face in total shock while seeing David\’s standing off to the side up near the barbershop absolutely laughing his head off along with the 2 barbers that worked there . He had pulled the ultimate joke on my aunt and she loved every minute of it after she got over the initial shock . Our families enjoyed lots of good times together . He will be greatly missed.

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