David Gayle Abshire

December 7, 1946April 5, 2012

David Gayle Abshire, 65, of Martinsville, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Blue Ridge Rehab Center where he was a resident. He was born in Martinsville, December 7, 1946 to John A. and Ramona Dillon Abshire, both deceased. He was employed by American Furniture Company for 25 years and was a member of Starling Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Abshire, Jr.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Faye Abshire of Ridgeway; two nephews, Anthony and Michael Abshire of Ridgeway; cousin and caregivers, Warren and Betty Robertson of Martinsville.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Dr. David Adkins officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be considered for the Deaf Ministry at Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.

The family also expresses their sincere thanks to Blue Ridge Manor and Blue Ridge Rehab Center for the special care given to their loved one.

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Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2012

David Gayle Abshire

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April 7, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of such a dear man. I have gotten to know David in the last year since my mom Ann Alsop became a resident of the Manor. He always had a smile and a hug for me. I know my dad was glad to have him in their heavenly home.
Charlotte Alsop Krovic

Deborah Cole Hartless

April 6, 2012

We've lost a very dear childhood and lifelong friend with David's passing however we KNOW where he is and am so very happy he can now "talk and hear" as he is PRAISING GOD from whom ALL blessings flow! Raymond and family, Betty and Warren, and my mom Edith Arrington who all were still there for David taking care of him you all are in our thoughts and prayers for strength to get through these difficult days. May God Richly Bless you all! Deborah and family,