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David Wayne Weikel

Obituary Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Our hearts are heavy as we announce the passing of David Wayne Weikel on August 23, 2019 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 62, after an extremely hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. 

He was born on May 7, 1957 in Aurora, Illinois. He was retired from IBM and then worked for United States Congressman Tom Graves. David had a passion for photography and had served as a photographer for the University of Georgia football team. He did this in spite of the fact that he loved his Auburn Tigers!  He was a member of Gainesville Masonic Lodge #219 F& AM.

With great appreciation to his music mentor, Tim Huffman, David was an avid guitar player.  He used his love of guitar to serve as a member of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church Modern Worship praise team.  He also enjoyed playing in his band “Fowl Play” with his dear friends, Brian Cunningham, Henry Troutman, and Tim Scully.

David leaves behind a dedicated and loving wife Beth, children Sarah (Zachary) Myers, Rebecca Weikel, Elizabeth, Maggie and Bill Hood. Sisters Samantha Weikel Johnstone, Dianna Weikel Hasson, and Kathleen James and brothers Doug Weikel and Robert James, Jr. Mother-in-law Linda Samples Buffington. Sister-in- law Ginger (Todd) Folger. Aunts and uncles Bev and Rex Weikel, Gary and Val Weikel and Marlene Weikel Siglin. Lifelong friends Bryan and June Nelson. He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Kenneth Weikel, his mother Kathleen Siglin James, his step-mother Ruthanne McManus Weikel, and infant sister, Cindy Weikel.

A celebration of his life will take place at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA on Wednesday, August 28 at 12 pm. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast, who has persevered under trial, who has fought the good fight, for when he has stood the test, when he has finished the race, and has kept the faith, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." – James 1:12

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gainesville First United Methodist Church Modern Music Ministry, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506 or to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Date
08/28/2019 at 12:00PM
Funeral Home
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW, Gainesville 30501