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.