David “ Pee-Wee” Wayne Botkin, 60, widower of Kelly (Siron) Botkin of Monterey, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home.
Born in Staunton, July 2, 1960, he was a son of the late Randolph Lewis and Susie Adeline (Simmons) Botkin.
Known for his entrepreneurial endeavors and work ethic, David was the former co-owner of Cline Associates, Inc., an excavation company in Weyers Cave, VA. He operated heavy equipment and worked on a number of projects for JMU and other businesses in the Valley. He had a passion for building things and has seen a lot of housing projects through after he started his own companies K&M Construction and Landscape by Design, Inc., which he operated alongside his wife, Kelly. David had also retired from VDOT after many years of employment, and continued to work thereafter as a self-employed contractor and excavator until last Sunday.
When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed hunting and was always up for a good card game. A family oriented man, David loved spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren) and particularly enjoyed summers camping and boating with them at Lake Moomaw as well as traveling with Kelly throughout the Mid-Atlantic states to participate in tractor pulls. A busy body, never able to sit still, he also enjoyed tinkering in his shop, where he could be found working on equipment, completing woodworking projects, and building his pulling tractors. He was a life-long member of Church of God of Prophecy and member of the Shenandoah Valley Tractor Pullers Association.
Surviving family members include his daughters, Kim Kirk and husband, Justin of Franklin, WV, Laura Perry of Churchville and Megan Botkin of Monterey; grandchildren, Madison, Macie and Colin Kirk and Asher Perry; brother, William “ Andy” Botkin and wife, Pam of Monterey; sister, Peggy Hiner and husband, Gideon of Monterey; mother-in-law, Gaynelle Siron of Monterey; nieces, Candi Carpenter and Tera Warf; nephews, Randy Botkin and Tracy Hiner; as well as several cousins.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Monterey Cemetery with Pastor Charles “ Ray “ Turner officiating.
Active pallbearers include Rodger and Larry Propst, Scott Hull, Brandon Wooddell, Michael Warf, Tommy Carpenter, Trace Triplett and Derek Rexrode.
Obaugh Funeral Home will receive family and friends wishing to pay their respects throughout the day Wednesday, February 10th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, c/o Pam Botkin, 296 Sunset Drive, Monterey, Va. 24465.