October 10, 1999 - March 24, 2020
David Imada Kim, Jr. was born on October 10, 1999 in Salinas, California to David Kim, Sr. of South Korea, and Jae Young Kim of South Korea. David, Jr. walked into the loving arms of his grandfather Leonard, on March 24, 2020 at the age of 20. David, Jr. was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leonard Imada.
David, Jr. is survived by his parents, David, Sr. and Jae Young Kim, brother Ryan Kim, grandmother Muncha Imada, grandparents Yongsik and Miyang Moon, uncle and aunt Layne and Lillian Imada, uncle Jaehyuk Moon, uncle and aunt Arthur and Jaeyon Manio, cousins Kinsei, Kaitlyn, Kaiden, Keira, John, Alex, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
After graduating from Christopher High School in Gilroy, California, he attended San Jose State, where he studied business. Eventually, he felt his ultimate calling was to be a pilot. He graduated from the JC Air Academy and had recently completed his pilot training in Stockton, California earning his pilot's wings.
David was an avid lover of k-pop music, video games, cars, and very spicy Pho. He loved fishing with his family, no matter a pond, lake, river or ocean. He also enjoyed snowboarding, always looking for the hardest and highest mountain he could go down. At a younger age, he enjoyed practicing the sport of Kendo. Junior could always be counted on for a quick bite at Chick-Fil-A or a run over to the local boba shop.
No matter where junior went, he always left an impression on people. With a goofy-loving personality and a big bright laugh and smile, he brightened the day of those around him. Junior will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be any funeral services at this time, until sometime in the future. He will be placed next to his grandfather at Sierra View Mausoleum at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, California.