August 31, 1956 ~ March 13, 2015

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Candler, NC

David Edward Hargis, 58, passed from this Earth into Heaven on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Emerald Ridge Rehabilitation & Care Center, from frontal lobe degeneration. David was the son of the late Edward and Louise Hargis. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jeannie Hargis; son, Daniel Hargis; and grandson, Layke Hargis. David is also survived by his sisters, Kristina Hargis and Sandra Cheek; sisters-in-law, Nancy Rieael (Bill), and Gale Schultz; nieces, Christy Gahagan (Terry) and their children, Connor and Meryl, and Krista Dockery (Michael); nephew, Tim Schultz and son Dennis; uncle, Paul Ferenc; and several dear cousins and friends. David was employed at Western Carolina Optical for over 30 years. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family very much. His joy for many years was watching his son, Daniel, play soccer at Enka High School and Coker College. He was also a big North Carolina Tar Heels fan. He was so happy each Sunday "Church Day" to attend Biltmore Baptist Church. His family is very grateful to so many caring and supportive people: CarePartners Adult Day Care staff, Memory Care staff, Home Instead caregivers, the staff at Emerald Ridge, CarePartners Hospice staff, David's former co-workers, the caring people at Biltmore Baptist Church, and lots of loving and supportive friends. Thank you to all who cared for David and supported his family for the past 5 ½ years! A memorial service for David will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Memorials in David's memory may be made to CarePartners Adult Day Care and/or to Hospice at P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. My sincere condolences goes out to the family. May you find a measure of comfort from Acts 24:15. As you treasure the memories of your loved one just remember that we will be comforted by the God of Comfort. 2 Cor. 1:3,4.

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  2. To the family of David Hargis please accept our sincere condolence. How hard it is to lose someone you love. The bible provides comfort at Revelation 21:4 in which God states ‘Soon he will wipe out every tear…..and death will be no more’. What a loving promise HE has made us. Hoping this thought will bring you comfort during this difficult time. For more encouraging thoughts please visit http://www.jw.org.

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  3. Jeannie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Daniel and Layke. The times I spent with David were so rewarding to me. I enjoyed our long walks and just being able to be a part of his life. You both will always have a special place in my heart. Much love ….Cindy Brown

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  4. So very sorry for your family’s loss. I know you will miss him dearly. I will keep you all in my prayers. But rejoice in knowing that he is no longer suffering and is walking those streets of gold. May God give you the strength you need at this difficult time. Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting,and take comfort in the love of friends and family

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  5. Dear family,
    Our sincerest condolences on your loss. We knew David from growing up at the Alliance Church. May you find comfort in your memories and love for David. May God give your peace and comfort as only He can.

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  6. My deepest sympathy to all the family… David was a great man and I know he will be missed by all of you. We worked together many years ago and it was good to see the photo on here. Still smiling,… my prayers are with you especially today as you gather to honor his life.

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  7. My deepest sympathy to all the family. I havent seen David in years but have very fond memories of him. My prayers are with you all.

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  8. Jeannie, I am so sorry to read about Your husband….My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family…

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