David McCloudAugust 11, 1949 ~ April 5, 2018 (age 68)
David McCloud of Orlando, Florida passed away on April 5, 2018 at the age of 68 years.
David McCloud is survived by his brother Douglas McCloud (Lillie) of Dayton, Ohio; nieces and nephews Lynn (Chris) Gray McCloud of Columbus, Georgia, Sheila McCloud of Orlando, Florida, Mark McCloud of Manila, Philippines, and Douglas Wright of New York; his great nieces and nephews Jada Gooden of Orlando, Florida, James McCloud of Manila, Philippines, Adia Gray of Columbus, Georgia, and Prism & Douglas Wright of New York; aunts Ella Mae Sanders of Yalaha, Florida, Nancy Graham Wilder of Orlando, FL, and Barbara Jean Graham of Orlando, Florida; and a host of cousins and relatives. He is preceded in death by his wife Conchita ‘Ching’ McCloud they had no children; his parents David McCloud Sr and Dorothy Bell Graham of Yalaha, Florida.
David McCloud was born on August 11, 1949 in Eustis, Florida to the late David McCloud Sr and Dorothy Bell Graham. He was the eldest son of two children. He attended Leesburg High School Florida and graduated in 1967. Shortly graduating from high school he attended Florida A&M University and graduated with an Associate Degree in Electronics. He volunteered to join the Air Force in the 1970's. His first duty station was at Clark Air Force Base in Angeles City Pampanga, Philippines. He flew during the Vietnam War taking cargo and equipment from the Philippines to Vietnam. While stationed at Clark Air Force Base he met and married his beloved wife of 40 plus years Conchita ‘Ching’ Vidwa. After leaving the Philippines they were stationed at Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After serving eleven years in the Air Force he and Ching moved home and settled in Orlando, Florida. He began working at Martin Marietta for many years in electronics-missles. In his spare time he loved to fly planes, loved animals, enjoyed playing the piano, and tinkering with all types of gadgets. He could tell you anything about the moon and the stars, constellations, and planets and enjoyed anything about astronomy. He enjoyed reading books and learning about all types of things in quiet settings. He was a very private person and kept to himself, but loved his family and friends dearly.
A funeral service is scheduled at 12:00 noon on April 14, 2018 at Church of God By Faith in Yalaha, Florida. Burial will follow the funeral service at Yalaha Cemetery. Pastor Gary Miller will officiate the ceremony. Immediately following the interment at Yalaha Cemetary, repast will be held at the home of Ella Mae Sanders in Yalaha, Florida.