[meteorite-list] [IMCA List] Dave Gheesling's Obituary

From: benjamin de la vega <bldlv1964_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 03:43:41 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <1828405865.3279400.1605411821952_at_mail.yahoo.com>

That is a beautiful Obituary!
It is so hard to believe that Dave is gone and at such a young age.
May you forever rest in peace Dave.

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  On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 8:20 PM, Sean T. Murray via IMCA<imca at mail.imca.co> wrote: Folks,

I've posted this on Facebook...? but for those of you that are not on that
page, below is the obituary for Dave and the URL for the funeral home.


Dave B. Gheesling, age 53, of Roswell, GA, passed away on Wednesday,
November 11, 2020.? He was born on June 8, 1967 in Decatur, Georgia, the son
to Barry Gheesling and Sheilla Gheesling.

Dave graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree.? He began his career selling industrial equipment
before becoming involved in the flooring industry.? He worked at both Mohawk
Industries and Abbey before founding FloorExpo Inc., today known as FEI

Dave was a man of extraordinary talent. He was an accomplished public
speaker, educator, and an expert marksman.? Personal fitness was a priority,
and he was an accomplished author of numerous publications and books.? Dave
was a lover of all things related to space and collecting meteorites was his
passion.? His collection, Falling Rocks, is one of the largest and most
impressive collections in private hands. Dave was an inspirational leader,
mentor to many, and loved by all.

Dave met his life partner, Kasia, at a coffee shop and they shared six plus
years of happiness together.? Raising a blended family, they enjoyed sharing
precious moments and adventures together with family and friends.? Family
was most important to Dave and he considered his friends to be a part of his
family.? He was an incredible father, son, brother, uncle, partner, and
friend.? He was a father figure to many, and he will be deeply missed.? His
life, influence, and legacy will forever remain in the lives of all who knew
him, and we will all cherish his memories as we gaze to the heavens.

He is survived by his loving family: Kasia Sutton; children; Willow, Katy,
Maddie, Natalia and Marcus; parents, Barry Gheesling and Sheilla Gheesling;
brother Brad Gheesling and his wife Kara and his niece and nephew Suzanna
and Shannon; uncles, Bob Green and his wife Pat, and Clayton Gheesling and
his wife Karen, along with a host of friends from all over the globe.

Please visit roswellfuneralhome.com to leave condolences to the family.


Also, on a personal note -- I have been deeply touched by the outpouring of
support, condolences, stories and pictures regarding Dave over the last
three days.? I can?t tell you how much that has meant to his family.? Thank
you for all of the emails, texts, calls, posts, pictures, and the awesome
video & song from the Big Kahuna (Mahalo!).

At times, we may think we are only an eclectic community of collectors, but
this is an example of how much more we really are -- this is an awesome
group of family and friends.


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