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David Richard Hess, Sr.
Buxton- David Richard Hess, Sr. died at home in Buxton, NC Friday February 8, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. David was the son of the late Helen Stokka Hess and the brother of the late Jonathan W. Hess.
David was born in Lexington, Nebraska and was raised in North Dakota. In his youth, David was trained as a mechanic and was employed for several years in the heavy equipment repair business. After a disabling injury, David moved to the Outer Banks where he raised his two sons and enjoyed bar-b-queing and the Hatteras Island beach life.
Survivors include his two sons Jonathan “Jon” Hess and David Hess, Jr., both of Buxton; his father, Richard Hess of Eden Prairie, MN; one sister, Jeri Hess of South St. Paul, MN one grandson, Ayden Hess of Buxton; numerous close friends; and his special friend and caregiver, Marsha Hanssen of Buxton.
A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday February 13 at Little Grove Church in Frisco. The family gratefully suggests that memorial donations be made to any cancer charity of your choosing.
Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.