David Mathias Culver
Oct. 24, 1933 – April 20,2020
CULVER, David Mathias “PaPa”, 86, of Mechanicsville passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Janice N. Culver; children Cynthia Wyatt (Bobby), Neale Culver (Judi) and Margaret Watkins (Wes); 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother Charles Cole Culver (Sarah); three nephews; and one niece.
David was the son of Charles Culver and Elizabeth Bowen Cole Culver. He attended Benedictine High School and joined the Army in 1953. David was a 32-year employee with AMF. He was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church, Kings Men Sunday School Class and dearly loved his church family. He coached and officiated at Mechanicsville Little League and Hanover Youth Basketball, of which he was also a founder. David loved all sports and especially enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s games and events. In his later years he took up golfing and loved going on outings with buddies, Norman and Jimmy. His greatest joy was his family and at family gatherings he would usually say to Janice “we did all of this.”
Memorial donations may be made to Men in Ministry at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
A memorial service in his honor will be held at a later date.
My deepest condolences 🙏
He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. He leaves lasting memories and a wonderful family to continue his legacy.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” ~AlwaysinMyHeart
Deepest sympathy and love to the entire family.
Teri and Stuart
Our deepest sympathies to all the family. He had a big smile and a quick wit. He loved his family and church family. Prayers for you all in this sad time. Your memories of him will keep him with you and may your faith give you strength. Everett & Mary Kay
Deepest sympathy to all the family at this sad time. Peace and comfort is my prayer for you all.
I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I will be praying for Janice and the family.
my condolences to the family not forgotten
My sympathy goes out to all the family. Good thoughts and prayers go out to all of them. As a young boy I was a privileged to play baseball on several of Mr, Culver’s little league teams. Even at a young age I thought he was an excellent coach, but I had a feeling that he was an even better man, and I was right. Neale, I carry a heavy heart today as I found out about the passing of your Dad. However, I’m thankful I got to know him as I was growing up. The world would be such a better place if there were more fathers and coaches in it such as him.
We are sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a good friend and an asset to the community.
Pam and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your Dad was great Christian and touch many people in the Richmond area.