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David Isaac Gist

September 3, 1950 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 71)


David Isaac Gist, 71, of Asheville, North Carolina passed away on November 1st, 2021.  David was born on September 3rd, 1950, to the late Ernest Gist and Jessie Sullivan Gist in Asheville, North Carolina.  David was a member at the YWCA where he did personal training, body building, and boxing.  He was also employed at ingles.  David was a member of the H.B Ferguson Missionary Baptist Church.  David had a big heart, loving smile, and took pride in his family.  A special thanks to Victor Gist for his kindness and generosity.

David is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Gist; mother, Jessie Sullivan Gist; and father, Ernest Gist.  He is survived by his loving spouse, Joyce Petty-Gist; sons, Deck Gaines and Denzel Petty (Savannah); daughters, Tamara Petty-Blue and Breyonda Petty; sister, Sandra Chappell (Willie); grandson, Dadrian Blue; brother-in-law, John Petty; nephew, Victor Gist, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 7th, 2021, at 12:30 PM, at the H.B Ferguson Missionary Baptist Chruch with Reverend Anthony McMinn officiating.  Masks and social distancing are required for the service.  Condolences can be made to the family at

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