David Nelson Nesbitt

david nesbitt

March 26, 1926 ~ March 8, 2024

Born in: Fairview, North Carolina
Resided in: Fletcher, North Carolina

David Nelson Nesbitt, 97 of Fairview, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 8, 2024.

David was the son of the late Roscoe and Elizabeth Wright Nesbitt of the Flat Creek community of Fairview. He was also preceded in death by seven sisters and five brothers: Katherine, Floyd, Pauline, Andy, Nanny, Mary, Sarah, Tom, Betty, Ruby, Bill and Sam; two grandsons, Mark Shane Nesbitt and Donnie Ryan Russell; and a son-in-law, Gordon Young.

David was an Army veteran of WWII. Upon returning home he worked for 25-plus years with Bost Bakery. After his retirement he pursued his love for farming and gardening.

He is survived by his loving wife of 76 years, Faye Earwood Nesbitt; their four children: David Nesbitt (Sherry) of Fairview, Glenda Nesbitt of Fairview, Kaye Young of Greer, SC, and Wanda White (Steve) of Candler; eleven grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; thirteen great- great grandchildren; three sisters: Louise Bishop of Flat Rock, Lettie Gentle (Duane) of Fletcher, and Barbara Banks (Dewey) of Fairview; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor Robbie Sipes officiating. Burial will follow in Emma’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, from 11 AM to 12 PM.

Many thanks to special niece Loretta Hooper and to our wonderful medical staff and caregivers: Michelle, Sonya, and Chad.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: March 12, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Service: March 12, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Graveside Service: March 12, 2024 1:30 pm

Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
417 Emmas Grove Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  1. We are so sorry to hear this. He was such a great Father and grandfather. Our prayers are with the family. Linda and Kenny

  2. No better Man on the face of this earth. God bless you all❣️🙏🙏🙏 I love you and will miss you❣️😔
    Linda Nelon

  3. I am sorry about the families loss. Mr. David was a very kind and loving man. I had the honor of getting to know him for the short time. Thank you for allowing me to come into your home and help care for him. Hugs to the family. He will be missed

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your “Pa”. A very fine man, indeed. Sending lots of love, prayers, and peaceful vibes your way. We love y’all!!

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