David Van Patten Kight passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Although born in Norfolk in 1958, David had been a resident of Virginia Beach for the majority of his life. David is survived by his three eldest siblings, Penny, Bobby, and Larry, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including his nephew Matthew Tiffany, who was nothing short of the glue that held David’s life together over the last few years.
David is also survived by his daughter, Katherine “Katie” Kight, as well as a second daughter. He admitted to not being a very good father, but he never forgot to say how proud he was of their accomplishments throughout their lives: making the honor roll, catching a huge fish during night time fishing adventures, graduations, and fixing a garbage disposal on their own.
Anyone who knew David for more than a week, knew two things about him: he was stubborn as a mule, and he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He held a grudge like it was an Olympic sport, but always remembered your birthday. He was there when you needed someone the most, even if you hadn’t spoken to him in ten years. And he was always happy to explain how to fix a running toilet over the phone on a Saturday night. The list of people that could call David a friend for decades are too many to list, but his family would like to especially thank Sam, Traci, Dan, Bill, Tommy, Luke, Mike, Brandon, Tim and his “second mother” Marjorie Eggleston, for their love, friendship and support all these years.
His family will be honoring his final request of scattering his cremated remains in a meadow in Lovingston, Virginia, where he spent many of his childhood summers with the Eggleston family.
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