David James Elliott III

May 23, 1971 - December 22, 2023

05/23/1971 - 12/22/2023

Past Services

Monday January 08, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday January 09, 2024
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Tuesday January 09, 2024
12:00 pm
Holly Lawn Cemetery
1525 N Main Street
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
757-514-7250 | Directions

David James Elliott III passed away on December 22, 2023, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. David was born in Greenock, Scotland, to Rosemary Farnes Elliott and David James Elliott Jr. Like his father, David took up truck driving as a career. He travelled back to Scotland and joined the Territorial Army also known as Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Scottish Regiment of the British Army).  Despite being away often, he cherished his family and frequently returned home with captivating tales of his journeys.

He had a gift for turning his many friends into family. Either his friends were regular guests in our home or he was in their homes, for days on end. His life took a joyful turn the day he began dating Evangelia Licerio (Vangie), the love of his life.

David was always a devout lover of the Lord. As a world traveler, he was not able to attend service as much as he would have preferred. He attended numerous churches, yet it was Vangie who introduced him to the church he came to love: “Iglesia ni Cristo” in Virginia Beach. As stated previously, David genuinely cared for his family and his church community. As he aged, he dedicated more time to these families. David, with his free spirit, was a Harley Davidson enthusiast. Anyone keeping up with him on a motorcycle ride would find themselves much further from home than anticipated, OBX was always a choice destination. He reveled in rides on sunny days alongside Vangie and friends. Dave also had a passion for music; he could talk endlessly or surprise you with texts sharing what he was listening to. He possessed an exceptional memory and impressive mathematical skills.

David was predeceased by his fiancee Evangelina. Many will miss David as he ascends to heaven, including his mother Rosemary and his father, David Jr. His brothers Richard, Larry, Michael, John, and his brother-in-law Rekcoe; his sisters Debbie, Heather, and Tamlyn, and sister-in-law Sherri. His nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in order by age: Jessica and her husband, Chad; Jasmine, Jayda, Rekcoe, Jazziana, Jaylen, RaNiyah, Rylan, Jayla, Rayden, Riker, Naomi, and Chad Junior. Vangie’s sons Eric and Robert; as well as a host of loving cousins and loyal lifetime friends.

David’s Final Services include:
*  A visitation held from 5 pm -8 pm on Monday January 8, 2024, at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.
*  Services will resume next morning January 9, 2024, at 10 am also at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.
*  Following the service at Altmeyer Funeral Home a procession will take Dave to his final resting place at Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N Main Street, Suffolk, where a graveside service will be held.
*  Repass immediately after the graveside service at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.

Flowers can be sent to: Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.

Any donations to help with David’s family funeral costs would be appreciated by the family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-james-elliott-iii

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Mark Wentz
1 month ago

Hello, I met Dave many years ago when I was a teen Living in Carper Apartments Military Family Housing. I Remember going to parties and seeing him there and he would stop by and listen to my band play in the garage…man that brings back memories and this is sad and still so young same age as me I was born in 1971. Too bad I lost contact but i lost contact with a lot of people i grew up with. May you rest in peace Dave and was glad that i met you through this journey we call life.

Teresa D Roth
1 month ago

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of David Elliott. My husband John Roth was best friends with David since he was 16. I met David when I married John and we became friends. Evangelina invited us to her church and David offered lots of advice to me immigrating to a new country. He was very compassionate. He will be missed. May he RIP.

Liz Rodriguez
1 month ago

Rest in peace, old Friend. ❤️

Heather Holtz
1 month ago

Dear David and Family,
There is a time in my life much like many others, where you are so young and ready to grow up faster than our parents might like us to. David took me to my very first concert. Our goal was to see Queensryche , however my mom allowed me to go (on advice from David) that Stryper the Christian band was opening up and it was very safe. If my mom really knew that it wasn’t Stryper that we wanted to see she may have changed her mind. David, my memories of our friendship will last my lifetime. I’m blessed to have had our experiences and my heart is filled with wonderful thoughts and memories of you. Rest in peace my friend!

Craig Schirato
1 month ago

Brother David and I met while I was on guard duty at the chapel. He introduced himself and we discussed our mutual Scots heritage. I was born, Craig Allen Mitchell. So, my Mitchell roots and his Elliott heritage were something we shared.
He soon volunteered to add his time to help guard the chapel and become a S.C.A.N. Member inside our church, a welcome addition. After that he also joined the L. O. S. light I’d (salvation) office to aid our congregation.
He was always eager to help with church activities.

He was engaging and an eager member of our membership inside the church.
Ready to share when he could.
His favorite activity was acting as a door greeter at the church main entrance to hold the door and greet worshipers.

He will be sorely missed by many, many of us here in our church community..

God bless him and his family at this sad time.

Craig and Cory Schirato

Jacqueline Gaarder
1 month ago

I’m with a heavy heart right now as we say goodbye to our beloved nephew and cousin David James Elliott lll RIP Our deepest condolences to my sister Rosemary and her family and families your all in my thoughts and prayers 💐🙏

Debbie Jones
1 month ago

I miss you Dave. ❤️

Douglas Scalzo
1 month ago

I’m going to miss you David, thanks for hanging out with me earlier this year. I’ve known you since our early teens in middle school. We got into our share of troubles together. I hope you’re with Vangie now and you’re at peace.

Your friend
Douglas Scalzo