David Francis Phinney

David Francis Phinney

David Francis Phinney

September 21, 1944~March 02, 2024

David Francis Phinney 79, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

David was born on September 21, 1944 in Watertown, New York to Francis William and Marjorie Evelyn Phinney. David moved to Okaloosa County in 2002 from Seymour, Tennessee and has been a resident ever since. He was the Fluid Power Sales, ServiceĀ  & Support for Automation Distributors and a proud United States Navy Veteran. David was an active member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church/Knights of Columbus in Crestview, Florida.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Francis William Phinney and Marjorie Evelyn Hickok, his daughter, Amanda Havens, his three brothers, Ronald Phinney of Clayton, New York, Patrick Phinney of Clayton, New York and Lawrence Phinney of Clayton, New York.

David is survived by his wife Teresa Phinney, son, Sean Phinney (Lori), his daughter, Jennifer Gallant (Geoff), his three sisters, Dolores Blasko, Therese Christianson and Jenni Lyle (David), his four grandchildren and his two great grand children.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Roy Marien officiating.

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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements



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Dave Lyle

March 6, 2024, 3:26 pm

I met David in 1976 shortly after I met his little sister Jennifer (whom I later married). This may sound a little strange, but getting to know David became one (of many) reasons that I married Jennifer. (How many people can say THAT about their brother-in-law?) David was an amazing uncle to my two sons who love him dearly. He was a great story teller, and his knowledge of obscure facts was truly entertaining. I can hardly wait to see him in Heaven. I know David had a tremendous welcome on the other side of the veil when he was greeted by loving family members and friends, notably his daughter Amanda and my sons Ken Phinney and Doug Lyle.

Jenni Lyle

March 11, 2024, 8:46 pm

My brother David showed his love to all. His love for his family was very important. He and I started our relationship long before we lived together in Atlanta in 1976. He shared how he used to carry me after I started walking because he didn’t want my feet to touch the cold floor. I could ask him just about anything and he would always give me an answer surrounded with love and kindness. I actually introduced him to his wife, Teresa. They were a magical couple. Love for him at first sight! He stepped up and often played the role of father to my son Ken. Both of my sons loved their Uncle Dave and now they are all together.

I miss him already. We would call each other and talk for at least an hour. He could hold his own in any conversation. One thing that amazed me was David knew where most items were manufactured, which state and for how long and what the item’s function was about . Always had patience with me and my wanting to do things my way. We had a very special brother/sister relationship. Love was important to us and we always tried to make sure there was no bad feelings between us.

Heaven gained a great man. I love you, your little sis, Jenni

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