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David Lee Whitesell
Date of Death or Service Nov 8, 2016
David Lee Whitesell

       David Lee Whitesell - Age 58 of White Bluff, TN passed away November 2, 2016. 

     A Gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4-8pm at Taylor Funeral Home. 

     Family will also receive friends on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 beginning at 11am with a Celebration of David’s Life beginning at 1pm from First Baptist Church Dickson with Dr. Mike Miller officiating. Entombment will follow in Dickson County Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Prayer Mausoleum.

    David “Big Dave” Whitesell was a true man of God. He was a faithful and devoted member of First Baptist Church. The love he expressed to all who knew him was unconditional and he will always be known as an encourager. David loved to talk and never met a stranger. His smile, his laugh and his wit was infectious. 

     He grew up in Nashville and was educated from elementary school through college at David Lipscomb. He graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Ministry. From the early age of 10, David gained his passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors from his father. When David and his wife, Donna moved to Dickson County over 20 years ago they knew this…was home. David thoroughly enjoyed farming and was a great cook. For the past 12 years, David was a Real Estate Broker. Most recently with Lifestyles Reality. 

     David is preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Gayle Buice; father, V.M. Whitesell and brother, Bob Whitesell. 

     He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Donna Lyon Whitesell of White Bluff, TN; daughter, Stephanie Whitesell Hermitage, TN; son-in-law, Tommy Buice of Fairview, TN; grandchildren, T.J. Buice, Jacob Austin, Lydia Buice and Kylee Buice; mother, Lois Whitesell of Edmond, OK; brother, Wayne Whitesell of Edmond, OK; sisters, Pam Hendrix of Lyon, France and Barbara Engle of Hilo, HI as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.


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