David Idleman Jr.

David Idleman Jr.

David Carl Idleman Jr., an R & R Specialist/Transmission Expert at Jeff’s Transmissions and resident of Brunswick, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at the age of 48.

Dave is survived by his mother, Vermelle Swain Idleman, of Darien; his wife, Shea Beck Idleman; his children, Robbie Morales (Nikki) and Ryan Morales, all of Brunswick; his sisters, Tracie Yates (Sam) of Darien, Jennifer and Chris Yates and Megan Perkins (Dan) – Garrett Perkins; his grandchildren, Hyleigh Morales and Chezlee Morales; and several nieces, nephews and cousins; his mother-in-law, Glenda R. Beck; brother-in-law, Tommy (Allison) Beck; and sisters-in-law, Kelli Womack and Gena (Roy) Newsome.

Dave is predeceased by his father, David Carl Idleman Sr., formerly of Darien; his paternal grandparents, Emmett and Marie Idleman; maternal grandparents, Charles and Grace Swain; and nephew, Austin Perkins.

Dave was born in Heidelberg, Baden/Wuerttemberg, Germany, on June 16, 1972, to David and Vermelle Idleman. His family moved back to the Unites States in 1972. Dave graduated from Castle High School in Newberg, Indiana. On July 18, 2008, he married Shea of Glynn County.

Dave was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather and an avid drag racing and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed a good race. He also enjoyed fishing and working on/rebuilding cars. He loved watching and supporting his sons and his granddaughters riding dirt bakes and ATVs. Dave loved to cook on the grill. He most enjoyed spending time with his boys, Robbie and Ryan Morales. As a grandfather, his heart belonged to two of the most beautiful granddaughters, Hyleigh and Chezlee. He loved his family and friends wholeheartedly. Dave was a very patient and kind man who took excellent care of his wife. Dave met no stranger, and there wasn’t a person who he couldn’t put a smile on their face. You can tell a lot about a person based on character, and Dave’s character was one that everyone loved. He could walk in a room and just make it all better. He was a great listener and teacher. His smile alone could light up your day. He will be deeply missed by all who love him.

A visitation is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Chapman Funeral Chapel, followed by a memorial service for family and friends at 7 p.m.

Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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