David Lee Sledge of Emporia, VA died on March 15, 2017. David grew up in Emporia. He was a veteran of the Virginia National Guard and attended Barton College in Wilson, NC. He retired from Greensville County as a maintenance supervisor. David was a past president and Ruritan of the Year for the Meherrin Ruritan Club. He was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at Barton College. David was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Drewyville, VA. He was always very involved with the Emporia Greensville Recreation Association, and he loved fishing, the Outer Banks, and all things sports related.
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Finton Sledge. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Claud Sledge; two daughters, Kathyrne Harrison Turner and husband, Steve; Pamela Harrison Crichton; three granddaughters, Kaycee Claud Ackaway, Kirsten Juliette Crichton, and Kathryne Jane Crichton; three great grand children; his mother, Shirley Sledge Williams; three brothers, Steve Sledge and wife Betty Jo, Jerry Sledge, and Michael Sledge and wife Ginny. David also had many cherished nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held 2pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 South Halifax Road, Jarratt, VA where the family will receive friends preceding the service beginning at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Barton College, 800 Vance Street NE, Wilson, NC 27893. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.