Stoots, David Richard
Birth: Sunday, December 29, 1940 in Bluefield, West Virginia
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 75
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David "Richard" Stoots, 75, of Hollywood, MD, passed away on February 11, 2016 at Hospice House of St. Mary's, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 29, 1940 in Bluefield, WV to the late Hurley Stoots and Muriel Hart Stoots.
On April 20, 1964, he married his beloved wife, Carrie R. Stoots in Washington, D.C. Together they celebrated over 51 wonderful years of marriage.
David spent his entire career as a dedicated commercial truck driver, working many years for Waste Management and Ayscue Distributing. He retired in 2007, but continued to maintain his commercial driver's license.
He loved to spend time outside, fishing, crabbing and hunting. He enjoyed harvesting his bountiful gardens. He often had many projects underway, because he relished in the challenge of taking things apart to fix them. His greatest love was for his family and friends, whom he enjoyed spending time, reminiscing and sharing his sharp sense of humor by playing pranks on them. He had a terrific sense of humor. He also loved his miniature dachshund, Oscar Meyer Weiner.
In addition to his wife, Richard is also survived by his children, Debra Marie Wilson of Ironton, OH, Teresa Lynn Farrell and his son-in-law, "J.R." Thomas C. Farrell, Jr. of Mechanicsville, MD, and Christina Lee Stoots of Vancleave, MS; his sister, Anna Malone; grandchildren, Marilee Stokes, Rachel Morgan, Autumn Tippett, James P. "Trey" Tippett, III, Ashley Farrell and Justun Harper; and two great grandchildren, Rowan Stokes and Cambria Stokes. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his siblings, Judy Waddell, Larry Stoots, and Donald Stoots.
Family will receive friends for Richard's Life Celebration on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with a Service of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD