David Kiker
1946 - 2017
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David Barton Kiker, 70, of Greenwood Village, CO, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on September 2, 2017. His funeral service will be held on Friday, September 8, at 11:00 AM at the Littleton Church of Christ. Pastors Mike Myers and Jovan Barrington will officiate. David was born in Colorado City, Texas to Shirley and George Kiker on November 10, 1946. Growing up in his hometown of Amarillo, he graduated from Tascosa High School and went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business. Following his passion for the law, he then earned his JD from The University of Texas in 1972. His time in Austin cemented his lifelong love for his beloved Longhorns. David was married to Pamela Seale, daughter of Jack & Polly Seale, on October 30th, 1971. They were lovingly married for nearly 46 years. As an appointed attorney of the United Transportation Union, David spent his career in law fighting on behalf of those who desperately needed his help after being injured while working on the railroad. Through his tireless efforts and impeccable reputation as a man of honesty, empathy and integrity, David joined as a partner at the Law Firm of Morrisard, Rossi, Cox, Kiker & Inderwish, where he practiced until his retirement in 2003. David is survived by his wife, Pam Kiker; his three natural children, John Kiker, Chris Kiker and Polly Gilligan and his embraced children, Ashley Sakker and Turner Lang; their spouses, Jennifer Kiker, Kate Kiker, Spencer Gilligan, Roy Sakker and Angela Lang; his 11 grandchildren, Jack, Julianne, Jeb, Hailey, Matt, Spencer, Tildsley, Sophia, Caleb, Cayden and Sydney; his mother, Dorothy Kiker; his sister, Kelly Beitler, her spouse, Keith and their family; his sister, Emily Kiker and family; the extended Seale family, including Rosemary and Marvin Harris and their family, David Seale and Stephanie Pastore, Kelly Seale, and countless extended family and friends. David is preceded in death by his father, George Kiker, his birth mother, Shirley Kiker, his grandmother, Alma Webb and his aunt, Jane Webb, his beloved grandparents-in-law, Al (Daddy Jim) and Rose Chesser, and his brother-in-law, Jim Pat Seale. David lived a life full of love, kindness, laughter and service. He loved his family, his friends, his three dogs Lucy, Lilly and Laverne, cooking, fishing, hunting, Texas Longhorn football, and a peaceful evening spent on his back patio. David was also a proud member of the Denver Lodge 5 and other Masonic organizations. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Adoption Exchange, The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes or any Animal Cause of your choice.




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Published in Denver Post on Sep. 6, 2017.
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August 17, 2018
I just found out about David. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good friend and helped me when I needed it the most.
kevin kirkpatrick
September 8, 2017
Dear Pam and Family,

You all have been in my thoughts and prayers this week. May God give you His peace.

It was my honor and pleasure to serve our neighborhood with David. I will especially remember his gracious spirit and kindness toward everyone.

Pam, in the days and weeks ahead, if you need any assistance please call us.

In Christ, Joann & Marty Long
September 7, 2017
Pam and Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. He was a wonderful person and neighbor. He was greatly loved and respected and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers for you. Rest in peace, David...

Katrina Smith
CCVS Neighbor
September 7, 2017
PAM and family, I am Creighton Neil White, oldest 1st cousin on the Kiker side to David. I learned couple of days ago of David's passing from Bob Kiker, and while I have not seen David in many years, I am saddened to hear of his passing. We, because of geography more than anything else, never got to spend much time together, especially in our adult years, which is more my fault than his. Nontheless, I've always felt a little more of a kindred spirit with David inasmuch as we both are UT and UT law graduates, a generation apart. But I do remember when he was just a kid, playing football at Tascosa and we were living in Odessa. . Maybe we can meet someday, before too long I hope, since I will turn 90 in May if the Good Lord sees fit! Please know our prayers are with you.
September 7, 2017
To Pam and the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you.

I graduated from high school with David. He was one of the really good guys.
Lupe Andrade
September 6, 2017
TO THE FAMILY OF DAVID B. KIKER:

Dear Pam and family,

The death of David was received with shock and much sadness. Please accept my personal and sincere condolences. Our years of friendship will always be an important entry in my book of memories.

It would be tempting to say that David inherited the ingredients of his success or that it was something within his bloodlines. But instead it was the sum total of merit, and hard work, and especially, the choices that he alone made for himself that determined the direction his life would take. David remembered that justice is conscience, not just personal conscience, but the conscience of mankind.

As I reflect back David was not only an intelligent and amazing person but a giving person who in his own way was always searching for ways to make life better for family and others. He was a kind and distinguished gentleman of patriotism, goodness and character. This is the light he cast for those who looked to him for help in their darkest moments. The light that led so many who pursued the American dream and the expectation of justice, the light that now serves as a guiding beacon for those who follow in his wake.

David's life bent toward fairness for all and he truly possessed that American quality. He fought the tough battles that were required of him and had a capacity to learn and a capacity to listen. But what stands out the most is not what David achieved, but how he lived his life. He moved through this world with calmness, and confidence with an unshakeable love and support for his family, for the worker, for justice and the labor movement.

David will be profoundly missed and will always be the rainbow in our clouds. Our heart aches at our loss, but his legacy will always be with us. So, at the end of that last tour of duty and hearing the sound of that final all aboard' call we should all come to realize that a life lived believing, giving, caring and loving your family is the only life that really matters.

He fought the good fight, he finished the race, kept the faith and now will received his crown of righteousness. Please know that I am deeply sadden by his departure but blessed with the fact of knowing Heaven has just gained another angel.

Gone from our eyes, but not forgotten in our hearts.

Thank you David and rest in peace.
G. Thomas DuBose
September 5, 2017
David, we love you and will miss you. Our memories are many and rich but our many Hawaii times were the best. RIP good friend.
Carolyn, Bob, Julie, Dawn, Nick, Court, Sean Greene
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