David Stanley Whitcomb, 82, of Frankfort, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, September 17, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born July 16, 1930, in Rochester, Minnesota, the second son of James and Elsie (Theel) Whitcomb. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1947. After high school, he began work at the W.T. Grant department store in Rochester; later as a manager for them, he worked in several locations in the Midwest, continuing with the Grant Company for 35 years. He then worked for 25 years at Prudential Securities, where he became Vice President of Investments in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a successful stock market and real estate investor. David was a war veteran and was awarded the Bronze star for his service. He was a member of the V.F.W. and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Frankfort.
David and Charlyne Rubow were married on February 4, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota. They enjoyed traveling and visited many different places all over the world, including such places as New Zealand and Japan. They were even personal guests of the Prime Minister of Thailand on one of their travel adventures.
David was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elsie, and his brother, Howard. David is survived by his wife, Charlyne, and two sons, Daniel of Frankfort and Steven (Tiffany) of Lexington, Ky. Also surviving is his sister Barbara (Tony) Pagel of Rochester, MN and brother-in-law, Elmer (Phyllis) Rubow of Rochester, MN.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Frankfort, on Friday, September 21, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Wayne Sayre officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. to the time of the service. Pallbearers will be Bob Bullock, Rick Pagel, Keith Meriwether, Kevin Meriwether, Bill Skaggs and Don Werner. Honorary Pallbearers are William Ballard, Dr. Esten Kimball, Jim White, Van Davis, Sam Devine and Bill Parker.
David’s family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Expressions of Sympathy can be made at the V.F.W. Post 4075 or the First United Methodist Church, both of Frankfort, KY.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.