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David Bruce Gayles, Jr.

May 13, 1957 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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David Gayles, Jr. Obituary

David Bruce Gayles, Jr. was born to Vera White and David Bruce Gayles, Sr. on May 13th 1957. He was 66 yrs old. He attended Gage Park High School growing up he lived in the Back of the Yards neighborhood . David enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1975-1981 he was classified as a rifle marksman and was then Honorably Discharged from full active duty. He was very proud to serve in the military and he loved his Marine Corps family and friends. David was a man of high values and faith in God. He was a proud Christian and an awesome father, grandfather and friend. He was truly special and different from most. David was survived by his former spouse Sharon C. Gayles which was the true love of his life. Everyone knows this to be a fact. He is also survived by his children; David J. Gayles, Felisha S. Gayles, Greg Stewart and 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 100s of family and friends. David was Big on respect, love and authenticity with his choice of words, very well mannered and a great role model to many people. His death took our breath away and put a lot of pressure on our hearts. All of our hearts will have a different beat to it, but his love and thoughts will keep our hearts beating even more with happy vibrations and loving caring memories. He will be greatly missed and always appreciated. David passed away in his home on the North side of Chicago in the twin towers aka the land. He was celebrated and appreciated by his neighbors, family, friends and coworkers if you gave him a few minutes of your time you would have a smile on your face and a different heartbeat when he left you, such a great guy who was God fearing. May we all remember him for who he truly was a man of integrity and charisma.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Friday
December 29, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home
858 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040

Memorial Service
Friday
December 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home
858 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040

Committal Service and Military Honors
Friday
December 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Fort Sheridan National Cemetery

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