David Dwight Gandee

  • Born: November 21, 1964
  • Died: April 1, 2013
  • Location: Charleston, West Virginia

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home

1325 Washington St W
Charleston, WV 25302

Tel. (304) 342-4118

Tribute & Message From The Family

David Dwight Gandee was born on November 21, 1964 to Jack and Bessie Gandee. God called David Home on April 1, 2013.
Preceding him in death was his father Jack Gandee and grandmother Mabel Thaxton.
DAVID WAS AN AVID PITTSBURGH STEELERS FAN and loved to golf, also loved going to WVU games with his daughter.
He was a former employee of Bird's Chevron, P.S.I. and was currently employed by Appalachian Tire Company.
Survivors include his daughter, Brittany Gandee of Sissonville and Malynnia Gandee of Sissonville and their mother Connie Gandee; grandson Carter Chinn; mother, Bessie Thaxton Gandee; sister, Debbie Harrison; brother, Dale Gandee and many nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday April 7, 2013 at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium, 224 Virginia Street East, Charleston, with the Rev. Walter Means and the Rev. Randy Campbell officiating. Private family burial will follow in Thaxton Cemetery, Thaxton Hollow, Charleston.
Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until service time on Sunday.
The family will accept memorial online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Gandee Family.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Prayers for Gandee Family

Posted by Tina - Wise, VA   April 15, 2013


Sending prayers to all of you,GOD BLESS

Posted by margaret bowers - greenville, PA - friend   April 08, 2013

My deepest Sympathy to the Gandee Family at this time of Pain. May God BLESS U All!!

Posted by angie wicks - riverton, IL - fan of buckwild show Loved shain   April 08, 2013


Prayers to the Gandee family. May David rest in peace. Thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.

Posted by Family from Crown City - Crown City, OH - None   April 08, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Amy - IA   April 07, 2013


Have a peaceful journey. May your family and friends find comfort in each other.nYjrv

Posted by Tammie Hartman - Keyser, WV   April 07, 2013


Im so sad that your family has had such a tragic in their lives, God has something good in store for you.

Posted by Loretta Skeens - mount sterling, OH - none   April 07, 2013

My heart is heavy for the Gandee family as they lay down not one but two very special people. Prayers are coming your way from the Baker family in Louisville Kentucky!

Posted by Chelsea Baker - louisville, KY - none   April 07, 2013


david, may you rest in peace dear friend. you and shain are togather i know and havin lots of fun in heaven. i hopeto meet you both one special day... rip buddy........i'll be here for your family if they need some one to talk too.....

Posted by Donna Franklin - Cookeville, TN - friend/ fan of buckwild   April 07, 2013

May you Rest In Piece, David!

Posted by Arnold Lambert III - Cool Ridge, WV   April 07, 2013

Sorry for your losses Gandee family

Posted by Jimmy Flores - Kingsport, TN   April 07, 2013

God be with you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Jodie Farrar - Dover, PA   April 07, 2013

My deepest sympathy to family and friends of David. Be strong and keep faith in God. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in the hard days ahead as David is laid to rest. God's Blessings from Bittinger, Maryland.

Posted by Phyllis - Bittinger, MD - friend   April 06, 2013

Im so sorry for your loss, David will be keeping Shain safe in heaven. RIP David & Shain Gandee

Posted by Shelby - MI - Buckwild Fan   April 06, 2013


prayers to your family,god has another angel r.i.p

Posted by angela - greenville, VA - none   April 06, 2013

At God bless all of your friends and family who are mourning, and receive the comfort of His love...

Posted by Carol    April 06, 2013

you are in my thought's and prayers, David is going to be with Shain and help look after him till you all meet again. Always know this is not good by, but until you meet again.. Because you will meet again..God has a plan that we will never understand until we meet. I lost my boy a yr ago so I know your pain.. Hang in there we are all here for you...<3>

Posted by jennifer dunn - Wauseon, OH - someone who cares   April 06, 2013

Praying for your family. RIP David

Posted by Cynthia & Bobby Palmer - Franklin, GA - Not Related   April 06, 2013

David, this was a shock to Malynnia, Brittany and I we will miss you so much I know you are looking down from heaven to make sure your girls are taken care of and I promise they will be, we will see you again one day so RIP

Posted by Connie Gandee - Sissionville, WV - Ex-Wife   April 06, 2013

I am deeply saddened by those of your beloved family member David. My prayers that God will give your family comfort during this sad tragic time will continue!

Posted by mary - urbana, OH - fan   April 06, 2013

MY WISH...If I could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart for yesterday and you..a thousand words can't bring you back, I know because I've tried. and neither will a million tears, because I've cried and cried. You left my heart broken and happy memories that were wanted, it was, just simple you.....

Posted by judy teter - VA   April 06, 2013


Praying for this family!

Posted by Emilee & Freddy - KY   April 06, 2013

I'm so sorry about your loss, many prayers for your entire family! Love you

Posted by Susan Thaxton - Sissonville, WV - Family   April 06, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this terrible time. May God bless and comfort them. You and Shaine watch over one another up there!!

Posted by Diane Hall - Wise, VA   April 06, 2013


my 2 kids & I are very sorry to hear of your loss of David,...a Daddy, Husband, Brother, Friend...no words can really ease your pain...we wanted to send deepest Sympathies to his Family.. God Bless you all!
Rest In Peace

from New Martinsville, WV 26155
Willa Sargent, 2 kids- Laine & Stephanie Kirkpatrick

Posted by Willa Sargent - NEW MARTINSVI, WV   April 06, 2013


R.I.P. David. My thoughts go out to your family in this time of sadness.

Posted by Karen - Sullivan County, NY   April 06, 2013

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at your time of need. May he R.I.P with his Nephew. God Bless...

Posted by Taryn McCloughan - Easton, PA   April 05, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time I pray you find strength and comfort through our heavenly father may he wrap his arms around you and Bless each and everyone

Posted by Denise - Scott Depot, WV - n/a   April 05, 2013


Hi i just want everyone to know that I am Praying for all of the family and friends of this Man. I did not know him but I know how hard it is to lose someone. My sister just went to sleep 9 years ago on March 20 she had nothing wrong but they way I believe is Jesus needed her up in Heaven. Just as he needed all three of these men in Heaven also. The grieving takes time and you will never forget but it does get easier over time. May God Bless all of you.

Posted by Sandy A - Manistee, MI - just watch show   April 05, 2013

Dave was the greatest man I've ever known. He would come into the garage and raise cain with us if we were slow, or just sitting around. I'd call to order tires from him and he'd answer with a "whatcha doin babydoll", I absolutely adored him, calling that place to hear someone else is a hard thing to do. But he was more than i man i knew from work, i'd see him outside of work and he still wore that same big smile, and always joked around. We'd talk about everything that happened that day and it always seemed so much better later. My kids adored him as well, he would call my daughter his baby girl, and she'd run right for his arms where he always welcomed her with a big hug. I never once saw him without a smile and always so happy. He was the kindest most polite man i ever will meet, nothing ever seemed to get him down. I pray for the family and friends, they have my deepest sympothy, i know they will all miss him very much. The world seems smaller now without him in it, but i know hes in a better place, regardless I miss him very much.

Posted by Amanda Shawver - Charleston, WV - Friend   April 05, 2013


My condolences to the whole family and neighbors of Sissonville WV. Such a tragedy for these young gentlemen. They are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carol Peterson - Bluefield, WV   April 05, 2013

RIP Dave, I remember you coming in fas-chek all the time you always carried a smile..
I pray that your sweet baby girls make it through this ok I feel so bad for them you rest easy and I'll see you again someday

Posted by Tiffany Lattea - Sissonville, WV - Friend   April 05, 2013


May God Comfort you in this time please know that Heaven has received new Angels. Prayers being sent to the Gandee Family xoxos

Posted by BLC    April 05, 2013

So sorry for your loss, may Jesus comfort you in your time of loss and give you peace and understanding that only he can give... God bless you all...

Posted by Jennifer Keathley - Strong, AR   April 05, 2013


I am deeply sorry for your loss. The Gandee Family is in my prayers for peace through this hard time.

Posted by John and Aleishis Lyons - summersville, WV - fan   April 05, 2013


My condolences for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Stacy Cirello - Staten Island, NY   April 05, 2013


To David's family:

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will be with you and grant you the peace that only he can provide.

May God's love and peace surround you.

Posted by Jean Cavender - FL   April 05, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the family and all who loved Shain and David. they are home now and safe with the lord

Posted by Lisa - NJ - none   April 05, 2013


You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers ,

Posted by Angela Smith - grottoes, VA - a fanof shain   April 05, 2013

my thoughts and prayers are with your family I'm so sorry for your loss may god bless your family and friends

Posted by Carie - gainesville, GA   April 05, 2013

May you RIP My friend. I am oringinally from wv born and raised and its a beautiful place. Love to go muddin and im sure thats what you all are doing in heaven right now.I'm sure you were a great funny guy just like your nephew Shain. May you all fly high in the wind with your angel wings

Posted by Tara Gilbride - mamaroneck, NY   April 05, 2013

Prayers from my husband and I. May you have God with you. Prayers from Braxton wv

Posted by ashley and Derek - little birch, WV - none   April 05, 2013


RIP Dwight Gandee, My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

Posted by Victoria Smith - Seth, WV   April 05, 2013

My heart goes out to the entire Gandee family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know David, but Losing two family members and a friend all in the same day is tragic. May God be with you all at this very difficult time.. You have three Angels' watching over you all. Again, I am so sorry.

Posted by Angel - Weirton, WV   April 05, 2013

I will never forget going into larry and seeing him I loved being around him he always made me smile I loved it He always call me babyMomma Im going to miss him so much and shain but Fly high guys you truly missed

Posted by Carrie Justice - Sissonville, WV - Friend   April 05, 2013

I do not know the Gandee family, but i would like to say im really, truly sorry for the family's loss, i will gladly keep y'all in my prayers. R.I.P. David Gandee

Posted by Connie Mashburn - Gastonia, NC   April 05, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the whole Gandee family on the passing of david.

Posted by Kylie Knutsen - NE - none   April 05, 2013


Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & friends..GOD Bless you all..!!

Posted by Cindi & Eddie Cogar - Bolair, Webster County, WV   April 05, 2013


May you rest in peace. You and your family will forever be in my heart. God has a plan for you up in heaven I'm glad you got my go peacefully and with your loving nephew.

Posted by Victoria Johnson - NC   April 05, 2013


Although I did not know him this tragedy breaks my heart for all three men an there familys they were im sure all great in there own ways I know shain made me laugh from on buckwild an by looking at his uncle im sure hewas the same fun very loving fan person my heart breaks for his family gone but never forgotten I will always pray an think of them an anniversary I will be show my love an support with camo R.I.P Davie gandee fly high beautiful angel above ♡♥

Posted by danielle s. - GA - fan of shains   April 05, 2013

I may have not known you like I knew Shain but if y'all are anything alike I'm sure you were a great man yourself. Rest in peace man!<3>

Posted by Megan Dawn - OH   April 05, 2013


May god be with you all during this difficult time~ i pray for comfort in the long days ahead~ Rip Dave & Shain...

Posted by Jess - Gilbert,, WV - friend   April 05, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. There are not enough words that can ease your pain but knowing that you have David and Shain looking down on you should bring hopefully some kind of comfort. No one should have to lose a family member in a tragic accident & to lose two is a devastating unthinkable loss.

They walked through the gates of heaven together and were given the task to look down upon their whole family. Feel their presence & call upon them when you need their comfort. They will be there, not in the flesh but in spirit. I know you will feel them call upon each of you.

David & Shain, I hope there is one heck of a mud pit up there in heaven with your names on it. Rip it up & have fun.

Posted by Holly Finch - Cramerton, NC   April 05, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family of James, but I hope you all can find comfort in knowing, he died with his nephew and friend, and not alone. May God bless and be with you all!

Posted by Wilma Gentry - North Tazewell, VA - None   April 05, 2013


God bless the Gandee family. May you all have comfort in knowing that David & Shain walked thru those gates to Heaven, hand in hand. Prayers going up that you will be comforted with your memories.

Posted by Donetta Midkiff - Belhaven, NC - Born & raised West Virginian   April 04, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers. David will always be with you in your heart and that will never change.

Posted by Kayla Avery - Hudson, NC   April 04, 2013


I am so sorry for you'lls loss you all are in my prayers

Posted by wendi walker - bessemer city, NC - none   April 04, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Gary and Malena Harding    April 04, 2013


So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you..

Posted by ANGIE CORNETT - TALBOTT, TN   April 04, 2013


Sorry for your Loss.

Posted by Sherry and Scott Reed - Charleston, WV - Friend's with Shain   April 04, 2013


Im so sorry for your loss...

Posted by Vickie Hunter - Fort Polk, LA   April 04, 2013


David: You will be Missed
Brittany and Mimi : Take comfort in knowing you have an angel to watch over you
Love Val & Mike

Posted by Valerie Graley - Sissonville, WV - Cousin   April 04, 2013


This was an awful tragedy. My thought and prayers are with his family and friends.

Posted by Sabrina - Nashville, TN   April 04, 2013

Your families story has touched so many. I lost my dad in a tragedy there many years ago on White Oak. I grew up in Sissonville on Allens Creek/ My Heart and prayers are with all of your loved ones and I pray that God will keep them and you forever safe in Christ.
Sharon Siders Yambasky

Posted by Sharon Siders Yambasky - MI   April 04, 2013


I am so sorry for your loss. You don't know me, but I have been following this story and just want to let you know that others care and I will be praying for the entire Gandee family at this most difficult. May God's peace surround you.

Posted by Beth Lanham - Charlotte, NC   April 04, 2013

So sorry for your loss R.I.P. DAVID <3>

Posted by Heather rebman - lansing, MI   April 04, 2013

Love and prayers to the Gandee family so sorry for your loss...God bless all

Posted by Freda Boggess - Clendenin, WV   April 04, 2013

I do not know you, but your passing makes me sad. When the Steelers kick off this season, I will think of you. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts at this time.

Posted by Traci Monk - Sissonville, WV   April 04, 2013


My Prayers and thoughts go out to Yall I know David is up in heaven watching over yall

Posted by suzanne    April 04, 2013


Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire Gandee family in their time of need. RIP!!

Posted by Toby & Sherry Malcom - Covington, VA   April 04, 2013


Praying for the Gandee Family during this difficult time! May God give you all the strength to get through this.

Posted by Sherry Ashworth - Blackstone, VA - none   April 04, 2013


Although I haven't seen David since school, I remember he was always laughing and had a wonderful spirit. You will be missed!

Love, hugs, and prayers to family and friends.

Posted by Sheila Wilson - Charleston, WV - Old Friend   April 04, 2013

may god bless you and hold you tight,your family and friends are all in my paryers.

Posted by edana freshour - dalton, GA   April 04, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. May god wrap his loving arms around you and give you hope and support through this difficult time. R.I.P. David and Shain

Posted by Amanda - IN   April 04, 2013

May god bless your family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Jessica - Pittsburgh, PA   April 04, 2013

There are no words that anyone can say that can take away your pain ...but I pray that you find comfort thru each other and the rest of the world...Always remember the anchor holds...Love YOU in Christ!!!

Posted by Marie Jordan - Commence, GA - Gandee Candy Fan   April 04, 2013

My heart is with you Bessie

Posted by Cindy Thaxton Rucker - Charleston, WV - Cousins   April 04, 2013

R.I.P., David Gandee. I am sure Shain and you will be watching down on us all!

Posted by Cameron Adams - Lewisburg, TN   April 04, 2013


May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Posted by nicole - OH   April 04, 2013

My heart thoughts and prayers are with your family, from the sounds of it you were and amazing friend and family member and will be missed dearly but never forgotten.
RIP David

Posted by Dora - Parkersburg, WV   April 04, 2013


R.I.P., David Gandee. I am sure Shain and you will be watching down on everyone!

Posted by Rita Yates - Lewisburg, WV   April 04, 2013

I feel bad for your family.friends, never easy to lose a loved one... RIP DAVID!!

FROM Willa Sargent & 2 kids Laine & Stephanie Kirkpatrick
New Martinsville, WV 26155

Posted by Willa Sargent - New Martinsville, WV   April 04, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss, my family and i will be praying for all of you!

Posted by Meagan Conley - fayetteville, WV   April 04, 2013

May God bless you and your family

Posted by Sherry Fronto - Pikeville, KY   April 04, 2013

So sorry for your lost may God be with you in your time of need

Posted by peggy tibbs - parkersburg, WV   April 04, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to this family!! May they rest in peace...

Posted by Kayla Wilson - Easley, SC - Fan of buckwild   April 04, 2013


i am so sorry for ur family's loss. i send my sincere condolences. please R.I.P. David and take care of shain and yall have fun in heaven looking down on everyone. i didnt no u or shain but i was a fan of buck wild. i am so sorry for yalls families loss and i ask god to please lay his hand on them to ease their pain during this diffculf time.

Posted by Speedy Gonzalas aka tony petty - griffin, GA - fan of buck wild   April 04, 2013

I am very sorry for your loss. may he rest in peace.

Posted by Haley - Eagleville, TN   April 04, 2013


So sorry for your loss. What a tragedy! May God give you all the strength to get through this awful time.

Posted by Misty Barker - Mineral Wells, WV   April 04, 2013


May God be with you all at this time of need. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Kristin Somerville - Chandlersville, OH   April 04, 2013


RIP!! Thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Paul and Carey Farrell - Fairmont, WV   April 04, 2013


I am so sorry, I know you dont know me, but I am a big support for your family in your time of need. God Bless you all and god please watch over the Gandee Family

Posted by Jackie Perkins - Beallsville, OH   April 04, 2013

My sympathies to the Gandee families. Your losses are so great. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by John Sisson - Sissonville, WV - Friend   April 04, 2013


Gandee family I'm so sorry for your lose.You are in my thought's and prayers.

Love, Donna

Posted by donna whanger - SAINT ALBANS, WV - friend   April 04, 2013

My thoughts & prayers are with your families.....

Rose Taylor Page

Posted by Rosemarie Page - Charleston, WV - Neighbor   April 04, 2013


I have known David and his family all my life. He will be missed by many! This was a sudden tragic accident. I will be thinking and praying for the family. RIP David!

Posted by Shawn - charleston, WV - friend/Famiy   April 04, 2013

So sorry for your loss,praying for the family & friends

Posted by shirley stone - South Charleston, WV - None   April 04, 2013

I will always remember his laugh. I hate that this happened I will always be there for his daughters. He knows I love them dearly and will be there for them while we are trying to get through the days without you.

Posted by Christy Harper - Winfield, WV - X-sister in law   April 04, 2013


So sorry for your loss! May he Rest in Peace!

Posted by Susan Stevenson - Mount Carbon, WV   April 04, 2013


Dave (Mr Giggly as i called him) stopped in where i use to work (Rich Oil) and we became pretty close, he was a very dear friend of mine. He was always such a happy person and a comedian. No matter what he made you laugh. R.I.P. Dave you will be missed by many.

Posted by Jeannie Walker - Clendenin, WV - Friend   April 04, 2013

I am send my condolence to the gandee family

Posted by Paula Stewart - Saint albans, WV - None   April 04, 2013

So very sorry to hear of this. Andy was Brittany's basketball coach at Bream Church, so long ago. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for God to get you through all of this.

Posted by Andy and Kasandra Parrish - Sissonville, WV - Friend   April 04, 2013


I'm so sorry for your lose! Dave would stop at work (21truck) and come in with his smile his big laugh and make everyone smile!He will be missed

Posted by Anna Pennington - sissonville, WV - friend   April 04, 2013



Posted by CRYSTAL, ANDY, JEREMY,DAVID,JOSHUA,DILLION PROCTOR - mount carbon, WV   April 04, 2013

will sure miss ya dave thanks for all the laughs

Posted by scott milam - sissonville, WV - family   April 04, 2013


I light this candle in remembrance of all of the good times and laughter that we shared together. You are missed so much and every day I wait for you to come through that door and give me Hell. We love and miss you, it's not the same without you around.

Posted by Carolyn Pennington - Sissonville, WV - friend   April 03, 2013

David was a good friend. I remember when we use to ride the back roads I always told him he should be a comedian he could always make you laugh he will be missed by a lot of people. RIP MY FRIEND.

Posted by Sheila (Phillips) Haynes - Sissonville, WV - Friends   April 03, 2013