David Allen Gootee
David Allen Gootee (77) husband of Agnes Gootee passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home in Seaford, VA. They were married, almost 54 years ago, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Worcester, MA. He was predeceased by his Mother, V. Helen Gootee, Father, William O. Gootee, and Brother William J. Gootee.
Survivors include Clara Gootee Arnold, Page Gootee Byrne, Helen Gootee Spencer, and Sarah Gootee, one son-in-law, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, 17 nieces, six nephews, eight sisters-in-law, and six brothers-in-law.
Mr. Gootee is a 1963 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) graduate and graduate of the University of Northern Colorado receiving a Master’s Degree.
Dave’s career spanned forty years and he served four military branches, U.S. Marines at VMI, Officer in the U.S. Air Force, Federal Employee for the U.S. Navy, Federal Employee for the U.S. Army. He retired as a Federal Employee in 2001, from the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dave was a highly spirited community-minded indivual. He volunteered as an EMT-C at York County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad and Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department, Manassas, VA. and several Hospital Emergency Rooms for more than 35 years. He also enjoyed rebuilding antique automobiles for himself and for friends and family.
Dave was a six year recipient of the Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD).
A Memorial Service for Dave will be held at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA March 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.