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On January 3, 2023, at 8:30 pm, David Filmore Jr. entered into Eternal Rest at JFK Hospital in Edison, New Jersey. David was born August 11, 1944, in Blakely, Georgia, to the late Rosie Lee Dawson and the late David Filmore Sr. He was the fourth of nine children. David was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Arthur Flowers, Jessie James Filmore and Houston Dawson; and sisters Johnnie Johnson and Annie Ruth Gray.
David, also known as “Dave” and “Junior”, attended the public school system of Early County, Georgia, in the city of Blakely. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969. During the war, he was a Helicopter Mechanic.
In 1970, David married the former Nina Devone. To this union were born their son Curtis Filmore and their daughter Rovonnia Filmore Weeks.
Also in 1970, David began his career as a bus driver/operator at New Jersey Transit. He was a dedicated employee for thirty-three years. Throughout his career, he met many people who became lifelong friends.
In 1984, David had a second marriage, and to this union was born his son Undahne Hagan. In 1978, David had his son Daquan Eurie with Alice Eurie.
An enjoyer of fishing, David took many fishing trips near and far with his friends. He usually bragged about how many fish he caught and how great a fisherman he was.
Upon retiring, David returned to Blakely, Georgia, where he had his home and his goats and would often have close friends and family over for good times. He enjoyed listening to down home blues music while relaxing outside in his garage with his friends.
David also loved vacationing. He traveled many places over the years and enjoyed life.
David was known for his sense of humor. He was always funny, making jokes and just an overall fun person to be around. David consistently gave good advice and was always willing to assist someone in need.
David was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend. He leaves to mourn his passing–Son Curtis Filmore of Virginia, daughter-in-law Michele, grandchildren Shayana and Juwon Filmore; Daughter Rovonnia Weeks of New Jersey, son-in-law Sean, grandchildren Sean, Christopher and Amani Weeks; Son Undahne Hagan of Illinois; Son Daquan Eurie of New Jersey, daughter-in-law Janet, grandchildren Jeremiah and Delia Eurie; Brother Willie C Filmore of Florida; Sisters Rosetta Filmore and Palestine Dawson, both of Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, an Aunt and close friends to cherish his memory. A devoted member of Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal, David will be missed by his fellow church members as well.
David’s spirit will be reunited with all his family and friends. He will be definitely reunited with his nephew Billy Gray, who was more like a brother to him.