He was a 1958 graduate of Hartford High School, Hartford, Kentucky; Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Kentucky, class of 1962, and recipient of a Master of Divinity degree from The Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio, in 1965.
David served Methodist/United Methodist congregations in the former Louisville and present Kentucky Conferences for forty years before retiring in June 2003.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Margaret Allen Westerfield, of Hartford.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette Litsey Westerfield, of Louisville; son, Paul Russell Westerfield (Susan), of Louisville; and daughter, Mary Margaret Westerfield Sparrow (Todd), of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. David was also the proud Pappaw/Grandad to three grandchildren, Megan Kay Sparrow, of Lawrenceburg; Douglas Frederick Forbes Westerfield, of Louisville; and Sean David Sparrow, of Louisville. David is survived by his five younger brothers, Dr. Jerry Duke Westerfield, of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Dr. Larry Haynes Westerfield, of Johnson City, Tennessee, Oscar Frederick Westerfield (Cheryl), of Tampa, Florida, Stephen Joseph Westerfield (Jan), of Owensboro, and Dr. Byron Thomas Westerfield (Debbie), of Nonesuch, Kentucky. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Marqueta Litsey DeJarnette, of Louisville, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Owen Funeral Home in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, Oct. 3. The Celebration of Life Service will be at Hartford United Methodist Church in Hartford at 11 a.m. (CDT) Monday, Oct. 4. Visitation at the church will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. (CDT). Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford, KY following the service.
In celebration of David’s life, please direct remembrances to: The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes, 1115 Ashgrove Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356; Hartford United Methodist Church, 141 Center Street, Hartford, KY 42347; Jeffersontown United Methodist Church, 10219 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299.