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David James Vanderhoof

January 22, 1946 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 74)


Mr. David (Dave) James Vanderhoof, 74, of Indian Trail, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Harris Hospice Center of Charlotte. David was born Tuesday, January 22, 1946, to James and Jean Griffiths Vanderhoof in Morristown, NJ. Saturday, December 12, 1964, he married his beloved wife Bette Jean Smith Vanderhoof. David was preceded in death by his parents and brother Steven Vanderhoof.

Those who know Dave best found him to be a very giving person. He was a "Happy-Go-Lucky" kind of guy that enjoyed golfing and was even a 5 time club champion. In his High School days in Parsippany, New Jersey, he was on the wrestling team. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. In retirement, he enjoyed going fishing with his grandsons. His neighbors would spot him working around the house, and he would even lend a hand to the neighbors when needed. He genuinely loved our country and was a Trump supporter, even wearing his Trump hoodie and displaying a "Make America Great Again" rug on his doorstep. Dave loved playing cards, especially playing bridge with a close group of friends. Dave enjoyed playing practical jokes on his friends and family; he loved to laugh and cut up. He is described as an excellent debater and could sell "ice to an eskimo". 

Those left to cherish his memory are: his beloved wife of 55 years, Bette Jean Vanderhoof; sons David Vanderhoof, Jr and wife Kari of Phoenix, AZ and Ken Vanderhoof and wife Lisa of Parsippany, NJ; daughter Allison Cheek and husband Brian of Weddington; grandsons Nathan Vanderhoof, Zachary Vanderhoof, Jordan Vanderhoof and wife Tara and Lucas Cheek; great grandchildren Lincoln, Ezra, William and baby on the way Kathleen Vanderhoof; sister Susan Watson and husband Scott; several nieces and nephews and his dog Benji and grand dogs Chloe, Oreo, and Kayah.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service in the sanctuary of Valley Church of Indian Trail in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial contribution to Valley Church of Indian Trail, where his family attended; Post Office Box 1513, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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