In Loving

David Arthur Gitschlag

December 8, 1969 – June 18, 2024

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, David Arthur Gitschlag, 54 years old, left this world and joined the regiment of the Lord.

David married Andrea Carpenter, April 9, 2021,  He is also survived by two stepsons, Aidan Apsley, and Eli Carpenter; two sons, Conner and Alex; four other step-children from a previous marriage; mother-in-law, Janet Rowley; father-in-law, David Carpenter; sister-in-law, Chelsee Pratt and husband Shawn, and their kids, Alester and Mattias; brother-in-law, Dustin Carpenter, and wife Kelly, and their two children, McKayla and Landon; and a cousin-in-law, Robert Wolfe; his sister, Karen Slash and husband, Robert, of Jacksonville, AR; his brother, Richard Jr. And wife Cathy, of Jacksonville, AR; his brother, Steven Robert and wife Angie, of Burlington, CO; and his brother Christopher Deeroy and wife Danielle, of Jacksonville, AR. He also has numerous nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his father, Richard Clarence Gitschlag, Sr., and his mother, Sandra Maae Tadlock Gitschlag.

David loved his wife, Andrea, very much. He was a kind and loving family man. David put his family before anything. He loved all nine of his kids.

David worked for Eaton as a 2nd shift warehouse lead. He was very dedicated to his job and made many friends. He had a great sense of humor and truly enjoyed making people laugh. He liked to do many voices but his favorite and loudest was his, Major Payne, impression. David enjoyed going to the Wawa store to get his coffee every morning with his wife, Andrea. He would joke around with the employees and became so close to them that they became family. David enjoyed sitting outside on the back porch, with his little brown dog, Blaze. He also enjoyed feeding the squirrels. He called them his “Squirrel Army”. He then got a kick out of the Blue Jays and Cardinals joining the ranks and swooping in to steal the peanuts.

David will be missed and loved forever by many!!

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Affinity Funeral Service – Mechanicsville Chapel, 8074 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA  23111. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private.