David Byron Pirkle
1957 - 2020
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David Pirkle

David Byron Pirkle, 63, of Brunswick, Ga., died on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Southeast Georgia Health System. He was born on Aug. 23, 1957, to Jacob Pirkle Jr. and Betty A. King in Atlanta, Ga. An avid Allman Brothers fan, he loved to travel to see their shows. He was an amazing guitarist and enjoyed playing with his friends each week.

David was preceded by his father and stepmother, Jacob B. Pirkle Jr. and Buna S. Pirkle; and mother and stepfather, Betty A. King and Larry Y. King.

David is survived by son, David Elijah Pirkle (Blair); grandchildren, Knox Pirkle and Kort Pirkle; siblings, Debra P. English (Steve), Jacob Byron Pirkle III (Karen), Mark King, Autumn Pirkle, and Julie K. Layton; and several nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

Golden Isles Cremation Center and Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home are honored to handle the arrangements.

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The Brunswick News, September 17, 2020

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September 23, 2020
Praying for Debra and her family during this challenging time.
Reba Smith
September 17, 2020
David was a giant of a man with gentle heart and soul. He could be loud and even crass, yet he had an appreciation for things like orchids. He had an incredible love and respect for all of nature and the outdoors. He felt at home in places like the Okefenokee Swamp and Jekyll Island. Alligators seem to recognize and know him.

His love for music was what brought us together as friends. I met David at a Jam For Duane (Allman) event years before I moved to the Golden Isles. So, when I moved here I already had a friend in David. We spent many hours listening to, talking about and playing music together.

David was also fond of the people at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville as well as the team of CCU nurses who tended to him here in Brunswick.

David Pirkle was my friend and I will miss him.

Rusty Blythe
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