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David Luther Propst

August 26, 1929November 10, 2020
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Mr. David L. Propst of Lenoir, NC was called to his Heavenly Home on November 10, 2020. He was born in Lenoir, NC on August 26, 1929 to the late Will C. Propst and Annie Bowers Propst.

Mr. David L. Propst worked in Caldwell County at the Lenoir Drug Store, Hendrick Café and Morrison Café for approximately 4 years and Attended St. Paul AME Church. He decided to make a career change and moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1951 and worked at LA Young Spring and Wire Company, Stars Wrecking Company and Bruce Excavation. He enlisted in the U.S Army and served in Germany from 1953 until 1955 where he was a Korean Conflict Era Veteran. He later moved to Flint, Michigan where he and his late wife of 50 years, Delia Norwood Propst lived. During this time, he was employed by the State of Michigan School System.-MSD.

He was an active member of the Holbrook Avenue Church of God, sang in the choir, served on the board of trustees and as treasurer for many years before he retired and returned to North Carolina in 2003.He attended Dulatown Presbyterian Church. He was a natural when it came to writing poetry. During Black History Month in February of 2019, the church celebrated him as “Poet Laureate”. Mr. Propst stayed active and mentally charged, working on landscaping, maintenance, traveling, finding things to build or create from his imagination and if it fell apart, “Oh well, No problem, Get the duct tape”. He even made a wraparound birdhouse from a tree trunk; he had a keen sense of vision and detail. He remained active, traveling and doing the things he loved until his health declined, yet always kept a bubbly spirit, never complained, soft spoken and loved by all who met him. One day he said he was tired and that he was ok, even to those who cared for him, he never grumbled or complained. He often said, “I own nothing, It’s only a Loan”.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Evelyn Norton-Propst, two sisters, Geneva Propst, Mary Frances Propst, both of Philadelphia, PA, daughters-in-law, Marlene Propst of Flint, MI and Jeanette Norwood of Lenoir, NC Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and church family. Also a special friend, Ms. JS.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends for an hour and a half prior to the service, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Leno6ir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. David L. Propst.

Memorial may be made is honor of Mr. Propst to Highways and Hedges Ministries Inc., (Raising Lazarus) Building Fund at PO Box 481 Lenoir, NC 28645.

  • FAMILY

  • Daughter-Evelyn Norton-Propst
    Sister- Geneva Propst
    Sister- Mary Frances Propst
    Daughter-in-Law-Marlene Propst
    Daughter-In-Law-Jeanette Norwood
    Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and church family. Also a special friend, Ms. JS.

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Isaac Moore

November 15, 2020

Just sending my prayers to the family.

Tawana Norton

November 14, 2020

I am going to miss my grandfather so much. He was always a pleasure to be around and to talk to. He had the most humble spirit and would always go out of his way to help others. I am going to miss the laughs we had and the talks we had about family. He always had words of encouragement and nice things to say. He never complained about anything, so you never knew if he was in pain or having a bad day. Grandpa Propst, I love you and you will always be remembered and forever in our hearts.

Victoria Mims

November 14, 2020

My lovely great grandfather was the sweetest, intelligent, and hard-working man I had known. I will miss writing letters to him and being excited to receive his response through the mail over time. His wisdom on saving money, receiving an education, working hard, and prayer I will always remember and cherish. I will miss his sweet smile and sense of humor. I am going to miss sharing KFC over the dinner table and seeing him dressed in his Sunday Best suits. His quiet and beautiful spirit will live on, and I am glad that my Great Grandfather got his heavenly wings.

Geneva Propst

November 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Evelyn and the family of David L Propst.
The Lord has entrusted David L Propst a lot of material things in life. He was a patient, lovable, and, trustworthy person.
With his wisdom he will be sorely missed by all.
God be with you and the family forever.
On behalf of his sisters Geneva, Mary, Margie, & Jessie Mae and his brother William Propst.
Our Love. The Propst Family.

Pastor Alvin & Melody Hayes

November 14, 2020

I remember the summers we used to go visit Uncle Luke & Aunt Delia in Detroit we all looked forward to going. He used to always say an Education opens a lot of doors. My mom just looked forward to seeing her brother. He had a lot of wisdom to share and now Uncle Luke, Uncle June, Aunt Jessie Mae and my mom (Marjorie Propst Patterson are together. Evelyn we are so sorry for your loss. We are lifting you up in prayer.

Ruth Blake

November 13, 2020

My grandpa was definitely a true believer of God as well as a servant. He taught me so much in his journey here on earth pertaining to finances, family, business, empathy towards others, being a servant to others, and providing unconditional love. You will truly be missed, however, I know that you free of pain and are spending entirety with God as well as our family members who have passed.

Marlena Propst

November 12, 2020

"Papa was a kind gentle soul, he always had a story to tell that would make you laugh, he was full of joy a true believer of God, his spirit glowed you knew he was a man of God, he will be missed dearly, truly it was a blessing to be part of this family, my thoughts and prayers are with y'all in this time of need"

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Biography

Mr. David L. Propst of Lenoir, NC was called to his Heavenly Home on November 10, 2020. He was born in Lenoir, NC on August 26, 1929 to the late Will C. Propst and Annie Bowers Propst.

Mr. David L. Propst worked in Caldwell County at the Lenoir Drug Store, Hendrick Café and Morrison Café for approximately 4 years and Attended St. Paul AME Church. He decided to make a career change and moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1951 and worked at LA Young Spring and Wire Company, Stars Wrecking Company and Bruce Excavation. He enlisted in the U.S Army and served in Germany from 1953 until 1955 where he was a Korean Conflict Era Veteran. He later moved to Flint, Michigan where he and his late wife of 50 years, Delia Norwood Propst lived. During this time, he was employed by the State of Michigan School System.-MSD.
He was an active member of the Holbrook Avenue Church of God, sang in the choir, served on the board of trustees and as treasurer for many years before he retired and returned to North Carolina in 2003.He attended Dulatown Presbyterian Church. He was a natural when it came to writing poetry. During Black History Month in February of 2019, the church celebrated him as “Poet Laureate”. Mr. Propst stayed active and mentally charged, working on landscaping, maintenance, traveling, finding things to build or create from his imagination and if it fell apart, “Oh well, No problem, Get the duct tape”. He even made a wraparound birdhouse from a tree trunk; he had a keen sense of vision and detail. He remained active, traveling and doing the things he loved until his health declined, yet always kept a bubbly spirit, never complained, soft spoken and loved by all who met him. One day he said he was tired and that he was ok, even to those who cared for him, he never grumbled or complained. He often said, “I own nothing, It’s only a Loan”.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Evelyn Norton-Propst, two sisters, Geneva Propst, Mary Frances Propst, both of Philadelphia, PA, daughters-in-law, Marlene Propst of Flint, MI and Jeanette Norwood of Lenoir, NC Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and church family. Also a special friend, Ms. JS.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends for an hour and a half prior to the service, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Leno6ir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. David L. Propst.

Memorial may be made is honor of Mr. Propst to Highways and Hedges Ministries Inc., (Raising Lazarus) Building Fund at PO Box 481 Lenoir, NC 28645.

Learn more about the Propst name

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