Following high school David remained in Enid where he was locally employed. He married Karen Erickson (twin sister of Sharon Erickson-Faulkner) in 1960. In 1962 he was drafted into the Army. He served at Fort Sill in Lawton, OK and was honorably discharged in1964. Following military service, he returned to Enid and was locally employed by Garfield County, Oklahoma in a number of capacities: i.e. Safety Director, Flood Claim manager, Surveyer, and highway superintendent.
His wife Karen passed away in 2000 and David remains a widower to this day. He retired from Garfield County after 22 years of public service in 2004. David is Father to two daughters and Grandfather to three. David’s recreational pursuits include biking and traveling. He is a resident of Enid to this day.