David Edward Erskine, Sr.

10/04/1940 - 11/25/2022


Obituary For David Edward Erskine, Sr.

David Edward Erskine, Sr., 82, of Gerton, NC, was peacefully released into the arms of Jesus while surrounded by loved ones at home on Friday, November 25, 2022.

David was born in Tampa, FL on Friday, October 4, 1940, to the late James Edison Erskine, Sr, and Mable Gwendolyn Scarborough Erskine. He is also preceded in death by his brother, James Edison Erskine, Jr.

David was a man of relentless love and a pillar of strength for his family. He was a friend to many, an avid birdwatcher, fisherman, and fisher of men. David was a man of wisdom and anecdotal tales who always knew how to charm a room. He was loved and cherished by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Billie Joan Erskine; daughter, Lorri Erskine and son, David “Dee” Erskine Jr. (Jennifer); grandchildren, Chelsea Joan West (Lucas), Cassidy Erskine, and Cydney Huntley; great-grandchildren, Annasophia West, Ezra West, and Deacon West; and sisters, Nancy Erskine Caffee, Marion Erskine Netherly, and Julie Dell Chambers.

A Memorial Service will be held in honor of David on Saturday December 3, 2022, at 1:00pm at Bearwallow Baptist Church in Gerton, NC. A Gravesite burial will take place following the service at Bearwallow Cemetery.

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  • 10/25/2023

  • 12/03/2022

    I loved coming to see you guys with Dot. You both are missed so much. Rest in the arms of our Jesus David.

  • 12/01/2022

  • 12/01/2022

    Joan we are praying for you and your family. David is home with Jesus our Lord and Savior. Love Lonnie and Deanna

  • 12/01/2022

  • 11/30/2022

    Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your dad, but as his obit says he's with Jesus!!! Walking streets of gold!!! Praying for you and your family, love ya girl friend. Cookie

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