David “Dave” Scott Jester

June 1, 1956 - December 7, 2023

06/01/1956 - 12/07/2023

Past Services

Saturday December 16, 2023
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

David “Dave” Scott Jester passed away on December 7, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia. Dave was born June 1, 1956 to Nathan G. Jester and Margaret F. Jester. Dave was a graduate of Dover High School, a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Boiler Technician, and a government Mechanical Engineer.

Dave met the love of his life and best friend, Louise, in Smyrna, Delaware in the winter of 1986. Shortly after, they married and moved to Charleston, South Carolina with their daughter, Sally. In 1989, Dave and Louise welcomed a son, DJ. In 2005, Dave and Louise welcomed a son and daughter, Jeff and Terra. Family and friends were everything to Dave.

In his spare time, Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, his dogs, coaching his kid’s soccer and softball teams, and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Dave was a proud husband, Father, Grandpa, and retired Navy Chief. He was best known for helping others and being honest. He always had a story for everything; he was the life of the family!

Dave is survived by his wife Louise, daughters Sally, Terra, and Linda, sons DJ and Jeff, brothers, Nathan and Daryl, sister-in-laws Cindy and Kristin, his nephew Drew, his niece Natalie, six grandchildren; Brock, Paige, Sophia, Bradley, AJ, and Teagan, as well as many cousins and loving friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr., Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, please click Here to make contributions to The Semper Fi Fund in Dave’s honor.

Notify of
8 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Melissa Wessell
3 months ago

I worked with Louise and met Dave on a few occasions. He was easy to talk to and great company. My condolences to Louise and family.

Gene McGrath
3 months ago

I’ve worked with Dave since April, 2022. I’ve genuinely enjoyed his company and his stories were the best. I’ll really miss his stories day to day and I am grateful for the experience he passed on to me.

Dave Marsh
3 months ago

I met Dave when I became a contractor for assessments in Bahrain back in 2008. Over the years he became a good friend and we continued to travel together periodically. He was always helpful and had an answer for any of my questions. It was always fun to hear his stories at dinner or at our rooftop gatherings at the Marriot. My condolences to the family. He will surely be missed.

Andre Guevara
4 months ago

On behalf of David’s MARMC shipmates in Code 261, our condolences to family and friends for your loss. We worked right across the hall and interfaced with him regularly. He will be missed. We wish him fair winds and following seas!

Gill Powell
4 months ago

I met Dave out on the ship when he came out in support of USS NITZE a few years back. We pulled a Fuel Oil Purifier apart to modify it so it would run properly. I noticed almost immediately that Dave was “Old School” in that whatever it took to get the ship in the best material condition he was in!
Since that time Dave and I became friends and I called on him multiple times through the years to help on other cases. He was always a bright light and willing to lead the way to get things done and the ship back to the fleet with their equipment working properly.
It was definitely an honor and a pleasure to know this man and the Navy as a whole will miss him not to mention MARMC having a huge hole to fill with his absence.
Until we meet again, I bid you Fair Winds and Following Seas, Dave.

Mary Lou Kurek
4 months ago

There will never be another Dave. I loved him like a brother. I’m going to miss him so much. Please Lord put you arms around the family and give them strength.

Hank, Darla and Annabelle Crowder
4 months ago

Regretfully, we only knew David for a short time before he passed. During that time, we thoroughly enjoyed long conversations with him and Louise, and their dear friends Don and Tammy. 
David spoke often about his family, his career, his hunt club, and his dogs. He
had great respect for Louise being a nurse and great admiration for her independently raising their children while he served his country. 
David was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in the career paths his children chose and the accomplishments of each grandchild.
David loved being outdoors rocking in a chair while his dogs played nearby. He loved talking with neighbors and helping them without being asked. He loved watching college football, especially when LSU was playing. He loved when his grandchildren visited and the time he spent with them. 
He was a fine man and a treasured friend. We’ll miss him greatly. 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
4 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of David Scott Jester, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, David Scott Jester, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †