David passed away peacefully at home on January 26, 2021 surrounded by his wife, sons, grandchildren and other family.
David was born on August 5th, 1954 in Kansas City, Kansas.
After graduating from Turner High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1972 during the Vietnam War where he served abroad the USS Oklahoma City based off the coast of Acosta, Japan. After returning to Kansas City, he met his soul mate Glenda Houchins at church. After being friends, they unexpectedly fell in love and married in August 1979. They had two sons, Matthew David and Christopher Lee.
David was full of life and enjoyed his passion for Missouri Fox trotter horses, his motorcycles & most importantly his passion for his family and friends. He was the husband who was selfless with so much love to give, the dad who was always present in the moment, the brother who was a friend, David was the friend who was always there first during a crisis or sitting with those who had family members in the hospital, he was the neighbor who was always there when any of them had a project they needed help with. As his grandson Easton would say, Papa was a legend.
David was proceeded in death by his parents, Carl and Bessie Willmon, his sisters Mae Ponder & Kathryn Willmon, brothers Carl Willmon Jr, John Willmon, Chester Willmon, Keith Schell & Charlie Bill McGinnis.
David leaves behind his wife Glenda of 42 years, sons Matthew Willmon & Christopher Willmon (Andrea), six grandchildren Hailey, Robert David, Bella, Leanna, Elin and his little buddy Easton Lee. He also leaves behind a brother Fred Willmon (Connie) of Portland, Oregon, sisters Norma Huston of Neosho, Missouri, Gloria Boyd of Barling, Arkansas and Mary Roberts (Robert) of Overland Park, Kansas, 25 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 12 noon on February 19, 2021 at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street Lee’s Summit, Mo. The family will greet visitors from 11:00am – 12:00 noon. Any donations should be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.