February 28, 1947 ~ January 31, 2021

Born in: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Resided in: Lilburn, Georgia

David Wayne London, Sr., 73, of Lilburn, Georgia passed away on January 31, 2021.

He was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina on February 28, 1947 to Ollie Inez Gibbs and Ernest Clint London.

David moved to Georgia in the 1960’s. He had a lifelong love of cars! Over the course of his 50+ years working in the automotive industry, he wore many hats. He worked as a salesman, buyer, sales manager, and general manager for several Atlanta area dealerships. He enjoyed restoring and showing his 1967 Camaro RS/SS. David was an avid sports fan. He especially loved NASCAR, Braves baseball, Falcons football, and Georgia football.

David was a loving husband and father, and he was a great friend to many. He had a generous spirit and a huge soft spot for animals. He loved laughing and making others laugh. David loved the Lord, and he faithfully attended church every Sunday at Yellow River Baptist where he was a member.

David is survived by his wife Aura Pappaterra of Lilburn, GA; two children, Rhonda Willis of Hoschton, GA; David London, Jr. of Dawsonville, GA; one step-daughter, Stephanie Villalon of Miami, FL; three grandchildren, Joshua Willis of Clayton, GA; Anju and Karin London of Ako, Japan; one brother, Jack London of Hendersonville, NC; three nieces and one nephew, Leslie Padgett, Lisa Phillips, Patti Bennett and Todd London, all of Hendersonville, NC. He was preceded in death by both parents.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Yellow River Baptist Church, 3650 Five Forks Trickum Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. The family will receive friends at 1:30. Pastor Kevin Creasman will be officiating the service. Those who would like to attend the service virtually may stream the live service at https://www.youtube.com/c/YellowRiverBaptistLilburn/live or https://www.facebook.com/yellowriverbaptist/live_videos/

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to:
Yellow River Baptist Church- https://www.yellowriverbaptist.com/give
The Gwinnett Humane Society- https://www.gwinnetthumane.com/donate/

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  1. CandleImageAye, aye captain!
    Even though I miss you so very much, I know that I’ll see your wonderful smile again in heaven. Rest In Peace David. I love you to the moon and back!

  2. CandleImageIt was always a pleasure to see you David, either picking Aura up from work or welcoming us into your home. Thank you for being a great husband to Aura. Her old IHG family will continue to be here for her. Rest In Peace David.

  3. CandleImageI will miss your sense of humor and ability to make me laugh til I am in tears.
    You made Selling your home and looking for others a fun adventure.
    Your knowledge of cars simply amazes me, you will be missed, my friend.
    Jerri Peterson

  4. CandleImageIt was a great pleasure meeting you. I know you are in a better place of peace. My God be by your side and may Aura find peace.

  5. CandleImageDearest Daddy David,
    Let me just say that your life was not in vain! Nor was your life wasted… you were a man full of spunk and full of joy! So, for all the times you brought laughter into a room, for all the ways you showed your love and devotion to your children, and for all the cherished memories you made while singing old time gospel hymns with your family before church on Sundays, may you enjoy a heavenly home that will symbolize the fullness of the light which glowed within your heart here on earth.
    You were truly loved and will be deeply missed. So go now and rest high upon your mountain and know that the legacy you left behind speaks volumes of you!

  6. CandleImageDavid,

    You were a great husband to my Tia Aura, and you were always welcoming to my family when you two got together. You also helped me get my first two Jeeps! You will be missed. Rest In Peace.

  7. CandleImageMr. David:
    But Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles…. Isaiah 40:31
    For we know that you trust in him, so we know we will see you then as we gather together in our heavenly home

  8. CandleImageOur Dear Friend and Brother-in-Law David,

    Some of my (Ed) fondest memories are consulting with you as we discussed the next automobile purchase for our family knowing you “had my back” and that I would get the best car for the best “deal”.

    Knowing that you would take us “girls to lunch” on Black Friday was an event I (Angela) will always remember and cherish.

    We will miss your ever present smile and laughter.

    May you have peace and tranquility in the house of the Lord.

  9. CandleImageDavid,

    I will miss hearing you say “hey young lady!” every time I walked in the door, your ability to make the BEST Thanksgiving dressing I have ever had, and how you always made sure I was taken care of when it came down to what I was driving. You also showed me how to take no crap from dealerships! I will miss your laugh, your smile, and your presence. Thank you for taking such good care of my Tia and our family. Rest In Peace, dear David. I can’t wait to see you again one day. ❤️

  10. CandleImageDavid,

    You were always the life of the party with whatever was going on. You had a kind and generous heart and never hesitated to help people with whatever they needed. I know you are in a better place now.

    I will miss you dearly

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