David Venters

Obituary of David John Venters

David John Venters, 65, of Merritt Island Florida passed away after a short illness on October 13, 2023. David was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Jean and Brian Venters, MD. The family moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1969. David attended EUI Technical School in Tampa and became a US citizen.

David had a long career on the Eastern Range starting at Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) in 1978. He worked at Jonathan Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex, Tequesta, FL for RCA and CSR, and transferred to Cape Canaveral AFS in 1996. In 2009 David worked for Air Force 45th Civil Service, as a Range Safety Engineer at PAFB until his retirement in 2023. David leaves behind a loving family: his former wife Laura Venters, his son and spouse Kellen and Katie Venters, son Billy Venters, his sisters Pat Venters, Barbara Venters and spouse Bruce Yarnick, his brother and spouse Eric and Anne Venters. His grandchild Grady David Venters, and nieces and nephews Kaity Popplewell, Morganne Venters, Viktor and Dillon Kreider.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father Jean and Brian Venters as well as his brother-in-law Dave Kreider. David loved life and brought a wonderful sense of humor to every gathering! Some of his happiest times were spent with family, friends, and his dogs boating and fishing off the Florida and Bahama coasts, sharing laughs on the golf course, preparing delicious surf and turf meals and delighting loved ones with special birthday desserts! Family and friends are welcome to gather for the Celebration of Life Service, January 13, 3:00 p.m. at Beckman- Williamson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 101 N Brevard Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions, in memory of David Venters to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or MDAnderson.org/Gifts. Please flag the LMD Program at MD Anderson.

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