David Graham Updegrove

11/25/1950 - 01-21-2020

(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

David Graham Updegrove, 69, passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2020 at his home in Lincoln, VA. Dave is the oldest son of Earl and Katherine “Bonnie” Updegrove. He was born November 25, 1950 at Arlington Hospital and grew up in Falls Church. Dave graduated from George C. Marshall High School in 1968. He earned a degree in Chemistry from Randolph Macon College, followed by a degree in Accounting from Southern Oregon State College. He spent the large part of his successful career as a CPA in Loudoun County with the firm Updegrove, McDaniel, McMullen & Chiccehitto, PLC.


Dave was passionate about many things in his life. He was known for his singing, particularly with the gospel group “4tified” and the barbershop quartet “Dominion 4”. Dave loved the beach and surf fishing. He found great enjoyment in growing a vegetable garden and working on his farm, and metal detecting for old artifacts. He loved history, science, and reading, as well as 20 mile bike rides, tennis, and working out in his basement gym.


No passion however was as great as desire to live for Jesus and his love for his family. Dave was devoted to many ministries in Loudoun and was a faithful servant of God. He viewed his work and all his activities as his ministry to his clients and friends. His greatest joy was engaging with his grandchildren in playing games, doing chores together, riding bikes, catching crabs, and watching movies. Dave will be remembered for his endless generosity, his constant encouragement, his quick wit, and a dedication to helping anyone in need.

Music by 4tified

Bob, Craig, Dave, (Chip)

Photography by Earl Updegrove