David Carroll Wesson
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June 20, 1929 -
April 15, 2012
Dave Wesson went home peacefully to be with the Lord on April 15 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was born in Southgate, CA on June 20, 1929. At age 3 his family moved to a ranch in Modesto, CA. Dave joined the Navy in June 1948 and served aboard the USS Manchester as the ship's radar operator and was honorably discharged on August 3, 1950. In January of 1951, Dave married Doris Ann Braden of Modesto and they had four sons that he dearly loved. The family moved to Torrance, CA in 1954 where Dave managed Schimmick Bro. Auto Salvage. In April 1964, he began a 48-year long career as a State Farm Insurance agent. His passion for serving others was demonstrated by his active membership in the Torrance Sertoma Club for over 40-years. He was a charter member and served as president. He also served as international director of Sertoma International. Dave was a leading member of the Torrance Sertoma Club that spearheaded funding for the prestigious Torrance Memorial Burn Center. He also enjoyed worshiping faithfully each Sunday at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. Dave loved people and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying anywhere. He served as president of Cook Aircraft Co. in Torrance. He loved to travel and his favorite destination was Puerto Vallarta, MX. Dave is survived by his four sons, Dave Wesson, Jr. (Sherry) of Huntington Beach, CA, Doug Wesson (Debbie) of Modesto, CA, Donn Wesson (Linda) of Apple Valley, CA and Denn Wesson (Merrie) of Modesto; wife, (divorced) Doris Wesson; sisters, Betty Peck of Saratoga, CA and Barbara Wesson of Modesto; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Leona Singer. A celebration of Dave's life will be held at the Rolling Hills Covenant Church - "North Chapel" in Rolling Hills, CA on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contribution can be made to Torrance Sertoma Club's Memorial Fund for the STAR House Project, C/O Pat Lane, 3842 West 234th Street, Torrance, CA 90505, (310) 528-2826. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 8, 2012