In Memory

David Alan Witherspoon

David Alan Witherspoon 

10 Aug 1954 in Wichita, Kansas - 12 Jul 1970 in Oronogo, Missouri 

David Was the son of Robert Gene and Delores Mae Witherspoon and the brother of Michael R Witherspoon.

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11/21/21 05:07 PM #1    

Carolyn Hatcher (Gigstad)

David died on July 12, 1970 in a drowning accident, along with our classmate, Paul Bartlett and another man. They were in the Wichita Scuba Diving Club and went to a mine pit near Joplin, MO to practice. They all went down and 3 didn't come up. David was one of my very best friends and it took years for the hurt to become less intense. I still miss him. God rest your soul, Dave.

11/22/21 12:01 PM #2    

Bob Aitken

I remember David & Paul and the tragic accident that claimed their lives. My prayers continue to this day for their families.

05/19/22 06:44 AM #3    

Julie Hurst (Wade)

David was a special friend of mine and learning of his missing and later death, has to be one of the saddest things I remember from my younger years.  I was at our cabin on Table Rock Lake when I saw David's and Paul's faces across the TV screen on the nightly news.  It just didn't seem real.  Gone WAY too soon, dearest friend.  RIP David.

05/20/22 02:21 PM #4    

Vicki Becker (Waggoner)

I will never forget this accident that claimed their lives. Both were great people and far too young to die. I've thought of their families many times over the years.



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