Obituary of David Carlton DeForest
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David Carlton DeForest, 75, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.
He was born on April 12, 1947 in Bainbridge, son of the late Carlton A. and Marion (Cornell) DeForest. He began his working career at Waldron's Flooring before he discovered his true passion, which was driving truck. He worked for various companies over the course of his career in trucking, which was sidelined for a time following a severe accident. He persevered through recovery and eventually went back to doing what he loved; driving truck.
David enjoyed snowmobiling, and in his youth, riding dirt bikes with his buddies. He loved riding motorcycles, often sharing fond memories of his motorcycle trip to Sturgis, SD. He also took the trip of a lifetime to Alaska, which he shared with his special friend Betty Schwartz.
He is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Kathy DeForest of Bainbridge and David and Christine DeForest of Skaneateles; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Randy DuMond of Bainbridge; grandchildren: Kyla, Brock, Brendan and Tyler; sister, Shirley Rowley of Conklin; special niece, Theresa and Charles Sherman of Bainbridge and their son, Matthew of Norwich; niece, Tracy Klinger of Ocala, FL; as well as many friends from Bob's Diner and S&S Café.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the entire ICU staff at Wilson Medical Center for their care and compassion.
Calling hours will be held from 4:00-6:00pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. Graveside services will take place in the spring in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge. Memorial donations in David's memory may be directed to the Bainbridge or Afton Emergency Squads.
Share condolences and memories online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.