David “Lance” Kiker, 71, of Owings, Maryland passed away September 11, 2023 while in Hospice care at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness. Lance is predeceased by his wife Mary Anne. He is survived by his daughter Tiffany Kiker and grandchildren Derrick, Brittany, Wyatt and Summer, and great grandchildren Skyler, Iyla and Aubrey, his stepson Robert O’Brien and grandson David, and his brothers Patrick (Brenda) and Robert (Jodie). He is further survived by his nephew Justin and nieces Angela, Danielle, Pamela, Angie, Corrinne, and Mandi.
After high school, Lance joined the Navy and received an Honorable Discharge. He served as an Aviation Mechanic- Hydraulics (AMH2) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal and attained the rank of Petty Officer 2nd class. After his discharge, he worked in heavy construction and scaffolding and was once tasked with washing the windows on the Washington Monument. He then went on to work as an autobody repairman for many years. He finalized his employment by going to work for State Farm as an auto damage appraiser until his retirement after 20 years.
Lance and Mary Anne enjoyed travelling the country for car shows with their award-winning British MG convertible that he meticulously restored. In their younger years, Lance and Mary Anne lived in Florida and raced stock cars that Lance built and drove and Mary Anne was his chief PIT crew member. They were also well known for his elaborate Christmas time decorations on their home with thousands of lights and animated figures. They enjoyed camping (glamping) and travelling and enjoyed their family and friends.
Friends will be received at Lee Funeral Home of Calvert 8200 Jennifer Lane Owings, MD 20736 on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 10AM until 12 Noon where a Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon in the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623 on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11:15 am. Friends are invited to assemble 15 minutes prior to the service at the Cheltenham Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice at Luminus Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute at 2000 Medical Parkway, Suite 607, Annapolis, MD 21401.