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David Douglas Salmon, Jr.

January 27, 1948 - January 15, 2018

David Douglas Salmon, Jr.

David Douglas Salmon Jr. passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully on Monday, January 15th, 2018. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on January 27th, 1948 to David Douglas Salmon and Barbara Jane Bolton. He grew up in Longview, Texas and enjoyed playing baseball and the company of his siblings, Barbara Ann and Tracy, along with their dogs, Lucky and Yukon. He attended Longview High School where he graduated. David continued his studies at Southern Methodist University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Following graduation, he moved to Washington DC to work on Capitol Hill on advice of his Uncle, Congressmen Jake Pickle. He worked for Speaker of the House Carl Albert. During this time, he became active with the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and later became Vice President of Congressional Affairs at the AOPA. David and his friends purchased a plane they named Nellie and he received his commercial pilots license.
While in Washington in between trips to the beach with friends, flying Nellie, visiting his parents in Longview, he became interested
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
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Anne Nicholas
Chesapeake Beach, MD
1/24/2018 11:27 AM

Hi Renee, So sorry to hear of Dave's unexpected passing. I remember him well from looking at houses with him back in Arlington. Sending you warm wishes and peace and strength in the coming days and months.

Terri Goodwin
Williamsburg, VA
1/22/2018 10:05 PM

Dear Renee, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounded like an amazing, highly-respected man who lived life fully! A "whirlwind romance" begets passion, joy, adventure and a rich life. I pray your love and memories sustain you and Elise always. Wishing you peace and God's grace, Terri Goodwin

Cindy Malone
Castle Rock, CO
1/22/2018 09:51 PM

Renee and Elise, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of this incredibly gifted man. You are in our prayers. From across the miles, Brian, Cindy, Caitlin and Charissa

Diane Reid
Temple Hills, MD
1/22/2018 08:09 PM

My friend Renee my sincere condolences to you and your daughter Elise at this most difficult time. May your husband Rest in Paradise.

barbara benson-padgett
austin, TX
1/22/2018 01:49 PM

am so sorry for the passing/was so glad he was able to go to his uncles walter's 100th birthday party! fondly,barbara[cousin] barbara benson- padgett&bill badgett

Ann and Dan Kasprzyk
Chevy Chase, MD
1/22/2018 01:39 PM

Dear Renee, it has been years since we have seen you but our memories of you and your immediate family but especially your extended family in Upper Marlboro are still strong and always bring a bright light to our hearts. We had many good coversations with you on Col. Contee. We are sorry you have to experience this heartache. No words can express are pain for you. We deeply regret we are unable to attend the celebration of life for David and Saturday. There is a family event that day at exactly the same time. You are in our prayers at this very difficult time. With sympathy, Ann and Dan


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