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David "Bubba" Nelson Gwaltney, Sr.

August 6, 1944 — March 26, 2024

Stuart, Virginia

David "Bubba" Nelson Gwaltney, Sr.

Mr. David “Bubba” Nelson Gwaltney, Sr., age 79 of Stuart, Virginia passed away on March 26, 2024, at Sovah Hospital of Martinsville.  He was born in Petersburg, Virginia on August 6, 1944, to the late Wilfred William Gwaltney and Madeline Virginia Bush Gwaltney.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Gwaltney; and two sisters, Jean Belcher and Maxine Harrup. David aka “Bubba” was a member of the Eagles Club.  After retirement from International Paper, he was known by many as a great handyman.  His hobbies were hunting, fishing, auto racing, and just having a good time.  “Bubba” will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.

“Bubba” is survived by two children, Paula G. Darden and husband, Karl of Suffolk, VA and David Nelson Gwaltney, Jr. “Neal” and fiancé, Dana Walker of Richmond; two step-children, Mike Drewery of Stuart, and Stacey Cockram and husband, Jimmy of Stuart; seven grandchildren, Aaron Darden and wife, Ashley, Kendall Darden and wife, Nicole, Donna Hill, Brian Drewery, Chris Drewery, Tyler Hughes, and Savannah Cockram; eight great-grandchildren; twin sister, Donna Grinnell of Stuarts Draft; brother, Henry Gwaltney and wife, Linda of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Friday morning.  Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

The family would like to acknowledge and send a heartfelt thanks to Amanda and Milton Foley for their unselfish love and care extended to our loved one.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 29, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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