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Feb. 6, 1947-Aug. 8, 2011

David Leroy Geddings, 64, of Kernersville, N.C., passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, following an extended battle with cancer.

A native of Poquoson, Va., David was the son of Sarah Virginia Moore and Furman Leroy Geddings. He also lived for many years in Gloucester, Va., and made many friends in that county as well.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. David was employed at White Electrical Company in Durham, N.C. David never knew a stranger and was liked by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

He was an avid hunter and loved cooking for his family and friends. His family was his greatest joy. His greatest gifts were his capacity to love and his amazing story-telling. Anyone who knew David was ready to hear a story.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Julia Meriwether Geddings; daughter, Tarah Mayes-Jefferson and husband J.J.; son, Jonathan Edward Mayes, all of Kernersville, N.C.; his sister, Gloria Geddings Ferguson of Poquoson; niece, Marie Alexander-Kehoe and husband Michael of Hayes, Va.; nephew, Timmy Ferguson and wife Dolores of Smithfield, Va.; plus all their children, grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.

The family visited with friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home located at 213 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, N.C. 27284. Phone: 336-993-2121.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Gur Cemetery, Kernersville.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to Hospice of Forsyth, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101