David "Big Time"
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Mr. David "Big Time" Nesbitt, Sr., 89, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Hoschton, GA. He was the widower of Mrs. Corrie Nell Nesbitt. Mr. Nesbitt was the son of the late Mr. Alfred Nesbitt, Sr. and Mrs. Minnie Young Nesbitt. He was a member of Silver Hill Memorial United Methodist Church for over twenty years. While there he served as a Steward, member of the United Methodist Men, sang on the Silver Hill All Male Chorus, and was a faithful church greeter and a very faithful Sunday school member.
After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr. Nesbitt was employed by Southern Railway for over forty-seven years as Director of Transportation. He also served as an associate with The J. W. Woodward Funeral Home across many years. Upon retiring from the railroad he went on to work at the Spartanburg County Court House for fifteen years as a Bailiff. Mr. Nesbitt was a highly respected member of his community. Nesbitt was a member of several organizations in the Spartanburg area including The NAACP, Progressive Men's Club and Spartanburg Checkers Club. He was also a Democratic Party Representative.
Mr. David "Big Time" Nesbitt, Sr. will be remembered by his radiant smile, sweet spirit, and his ability to "dress to impress".
Mr. Nesbitt leaves to cherish the life he lived: a daughter, Patricia A. Fairley of Fayetteville, NC; three sons, David Nesbitt, Jr. and William K. Nesbitt, both of Spartanburg, SC, and Howard (Sharon) R. Nesbitt of Hoschton, GA; four grandchildren, James (Bernadette) L. Fairley of VA, Cassandra L. Nesbitt of Atlanta, GA, Jasmyn S. Nesbitt and How'Ron Q. Nesbitt, both of Hoschton, GA; two great-grandchildren, Brian K. Cook of Atlanta, GA, and Isabella D. Fairley of Virginia; a loving and caring god daughter, Jacqueline M. Miller of Moore, SC; and a host of other relatives and devoted friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Silver Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr. Edward H. McDowell will officiate. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Gardens with military rites. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, August 17, 2012 at The John Stinson Woodward Memorial Chapel from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The J. W. Woodward Funeral Home
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from August 15 to August 18, 2012