OBITUARY

James "David" Quisenberry

August 8, 1942September 6, 2018
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James “David” Quisenberry, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

He was born on August 8, 1942, in Louisville to the late James and Nona Quisenberry. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Westport Road Baptist Church. David retired from the U.S. Army as a Major after 23 years, during which he served in Vietnam and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V,” (5 Awards) Purple Heart, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Air Medals, 3 Army Accommodation Awards, along with numerous merit related ribbons and badges. He was a graduate of Fern Creek High School, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame as a War Hero. David graduated from the University of Kentucky and received his Masters from California University of Pennsylvania. After his retirement from the military, he was the Director of Automotive Training Programs at the Community College of Allegheny County. Later David served as the National Training Coordinator for AC Delco. After retiring, David found time to volunteer at the VA Center and Norton Healthcare.

David will be fondly remembered as a witty jokester and loved to laugh. He would go out of his way to lend a hand and never met a stranger. He was a jack of all trades, who could do or fix anything, anywhere. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed.

Here to carry on his memory are his wife, Peggy Quisenberry; children, James “Carlo” Quisenberry, Alysia Kirk (Dan), and Kristin Renee Quisenberry; siblings, Deborah Stewart, Jeannie Gotkowski (Don), Betty Fegenbush, Martha Hegedus, Charles Quisenberry and Tommy Quisenberry; step children, Brittany Wilkins, Dean Wilkens (Danielle), Ryan Toms (Kelly) and Amanda Toms (Brian Hampton); along with his 7 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11-2 pm on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. A service honoring David will begin at 2 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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I met Dave at the Louisville Vet Center. I sat next to him every Wednesday I could be there. Dave loved to laugh and would share his Vietnam Stories. I don't think I've ever met a man like Dave. He was a humble man and his insights about how to live life will always be with me. He is respected by all and would lend his support if you needed it. Dave lived through a horrific war and somehow remained Strong and had a Zest for life. He would never trouble anyone with his problems. The last Wednesday I saw Dave I gave him a hug, he hugged me back with a prolonged firm hug. He was tearful and I ask him what's wrong. He replied with "I just have some things to work through". With that we parted and that was the last time I saw him. Little did I know how very ill he was. Dave will continue to inspire me and I will never forget our last moments on that Wednesday. He is a Man among men, he loved life and spoke fondly of his family. He was so proud of his family.
God Bless you Warrior you will be forever in our hearts and minds.

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Biography

James “David” Quisenberry, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

He was born on August 8, 1942, in Louisville to the late James and Nona Quisenberry. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Westport Road Baptist Church. David retired from the U.S. Army as a Major after 23 years, during which he served in Vietnam and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V,” (5 Awards) Purple Heart, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Air Medals, 3 Army Accommodation Awards, along with numerous merit related ribbons and badges. He was a graduate of Fern Creek High School, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame as a War Hero. David graduated from the University of Kentucky and received his Masters from California University of Pennsylvania. After his retirement from the military, he was the Director of Automotive Training Programs at the Community College of Allegheny County. Later David served as the National Training Coordinator for AC Delco. After retiring, David found time to volunteer at the VA Center and Norton Healthcare.

David will be fondly remembered as a witty jokester and loved to laugh. He would go out of his way to lend a hand and never met a stranger. He was a jack of all trades, who could do or fix anything, anywhere. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed.

Here to carry on his memory are his wife, Peggy Quisenberry; children, James “Carlo” Quisenberry, Alysia Kirk (Dan), and Kristin Renee Quisenberry; siblings, Deborah Stewart, Jeannie Gotkowski (Don), Betty Fegenbush, Martha Hegedus, Charles Quisenberry and Tommy Quisenberry; step children, Brittany Wilkins, Dean Wilkens (Danielle), Ryan Toms (Kelly) and Amanda Toms (Brian Hampton); along with his 7 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11-2 pm on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. A service honoring David will begin at 2 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.