Obituary: David Philpott, 78, of Custer.

December 19, 2021

David Philpott

Obituary: David Philpott, 78, of Custer.

David Michael Philpott, 78, of Custer passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 17, 2021.  David was born on August 29, 1943 in Milford, the son of Thurman and Maude (Wheeler) Philpott, and graduated from Milford High School with the class of 1962.  On May 5, 1978 he married Cheryl Ann Sober in Fowlerville and they have celebrated 43 years together.

David was a great story teller often mesmerizing his family with stories of his childhood and his fearless escapades.  He had a steely quietness, wicked sense of humor, and the biggest heart of gold.  He loved his family deeply and would fiercely defend them.  He truly lived by the “Golden Rule” and could be your best friend or greatest enemy.  Retiring to Custer from downstate allowed him the opportunity to pursue his love of outdoors – hunting, fishing, shooting, or just going for a ride in his pickup with his grandchildren to watch the deer in the fields.

Along with his wife Cheryl, David will be greatly missed by his children, Mike (Betty) Philpott of Gwinn, Angela (Del) Wierda of Hamilton, Bruce Philpott of Wyoming, Mich., and Vicki (Matthew) Berry of Portage; his grandchildren Heather Philpott, Jeff Philpott, Justin Schuitema, Keaton Wierda, Elizabeth Philpott, and Hunter and Paige Berry; his great-grandchildren Ilah and Willie; his brother Thomas (Diane) Philpott of Fowlerville; his sister-in-law Joanne Philpott of Fenton; along with several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents Thurman and Maude; his brothers Jim and Bill Philpott; and his sister Gerri Render.

A ceremony to celebrate David’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21 at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville.  Friends may visit with David’s family on Tuesday from noon until time of services.  Those who wish to remember David with a memorial donation are asked to please consider the American Heart Association.

Please visit David’s memory page at to leave a tribute of David for his family, or to light a candle in his memory.

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