20 Aug Dave Gerkey Obituary
David Harold Gerkey passed of covid-related complications on the morning of August 2nd, 2021 in Nashville, TN; he celebrated his 55th birthday the week prior. He spent his final moments at Vanderbilt Medical Center, surrounded by his immediate family and closest friends. He is survived by his partner of 32 years, Denise O’Guin Gerkey, son Stephen Gerkey, daughter Brittany Gerkey Yarbrough (Benjamin Yarbrough II), granddaughters Olivia and Leigha Gerkey, and his beloved dog, Adelaide (Addie bug).
Born on July 25th, 1966 in Mesquite, Texas. David was a country boy at heart, yet he visited every continent the world has to offer, during his 20 years in the Navy. David held three degrees: an Associate’s of Arts, a Bachelor’s of Science (in Business Administration), and a Master’s of Science (in Organizational Leadership). He worked as a workplace health and safety specialist for Amazon in the greater Nashville area, but spent majority of his life as an aviation mechanic.
David gave his very best at everything he did. He loved hard and always had jokes, or spontaneous bouts of wisdom, to add in any conversation.