David Soto

August 19, 1944 - July 28, 2012
David Soto

David Soto – August 19, 1944 – July 28, 2012

3rd child & first twin to Celia Soto de Munoz & Eziquiel Soto, both of Tracy Ca. Brother to

Graciela Sigala de Soto, Celia Pontod de Soto, Richard Soto 2nd twin, Dolores McNab de Soto, Elizabeth Dean White & Kathy Dean Stanton. David was preceded in death by his father, step father Ed Dean, his sisters Graciela & Celia. David was married to Betty Langley Woodard and Linda Montgomery Soto who passed away on Dec. 25th 1995. At the time of his passing David was cared for by his loving companion of several years Celia Cortez. David was the proud father of Shawn Soto, Thawny Soto, Ryan Soto and step father to Lisa Bennet. He was remembered by several grand children and many nieces and nephews through out Virginia and California. David Soto graduated from Tracy Joint Union High School in 1963 where as a Bulldog he became the first male Varsity Cheerleader and also participated in many sport excelling in pole vaulting, cross country as well as wrestling, where in 1962 his freshmen year he won Northern California’s State Wrestling Championship in the 110 lb division. David received an Associate of Arts Degree at San Joaquin Delta College in 1967/68. David’s extra curricular activities included theater at Tracy’s Little Theater where he stared in many productions. David left Ca on a 500 cc Honda to see America. His motorcycle just happen to break down in the Hampton Roads area and unable to afford repairs he started his life on the east coast. He held several jobs in the grocery industry and the insurance field when he finally realized a long time dream of owning his own business so in 1985 Sandy Point Superette was born. David was very involved in every community he resided being a member in Ca of the Jacyee Men’s organization and later the Lions Club in Va. He gave back to the local Community of Charles City County in many different ways. At the time of his death he was comforted by several close family members. David will be missed by his many family, friends and business associates he met while making his life in Virginia. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:00am inthe Bucktrout Funeral Home Chapel. The Soto family will be receiving guest at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

193000 The Glebe Lane

Charles City, Ca 23030 following the service. In lieu of flowers the Soto Family would like donations to be made in his name to The Hospice House of Williamsburg a Non Profit end of life care facility located at 4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg Va, 23188.


Memorial

Thursday, August 2, 2012
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

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  • August 01, 2012
    T says:
    All is well now

  • August 02, 2012
    David &Judy Ledbetter says:
    David's spirit is beautiful and will always be with us. From first meeting to last, it was a joy to be with him. Our prayers are with his loving family. May God bless and keep you.

  • August 02, 2012
    Rusty Jones says:
    I had the honor of knowing David through Buckroe Baptist. He & Linda were the youth leaders and they brought joy to the lives of that group. David showed me that Christians could really have a great time togehter, his love of people & Linda by his side (to keep him him straight haha). They welcomed youth into their home and it was genuine. My wife & I work with youth now and I can't help think of David & Linda each time we have youth in our home. I hope my youth feel the same amount of love that I did in David's home. Thanks to the Soto family for sharing him with us.Sorry I wasn't able to see you today and give you a hug for comfort. God Bless & Comfort you Ryan, Shawn, Lisa and all of David's family that I wasn't privileged to meet.

  • July 31, 2012
    Tammy Passaro Wright says:
    I met David & Linda many years ago when they were both involved with the youth group @ Buckroe Baptist Church and were both dear friends of my parents, Allan & Janie Passaro...Much love to Ryan and Lisa in their time of loss and to all of David's family and friends. His character will live on forever because if you ever met him, you would never forget him, was loved by all....

  • August 01, 2012
    Mandy Gardiner - Felty says:
    In 1976 I meet David, Linda, Lisa and Ryan at Buckroe Baptist Church, Hampton Va and 20 yrs later we meet again in Charles City, Va. He will be truly missed by all that knew him. Until we meet again. My prayers go out to his family, may God be with you all.