September 24, 2012
David Michael Gullion, 71, of Dobson, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born July 11, 1941 in Bluewell, WV, to George and Zola Tabor Gullion. He was a devoted husband of 48 years, a loving father and grandfather, and a humble, kind-hearted, faith-filled, eternity-minded servant. He spent 45 years in ministry as a missionary, teacher, pastor, coach, and Christian bookstore owner, influencing tens of thousands of people for God.
His life’s theme was “He is no fool to give what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” He loved his family, his work, books, sports, and corny jokes. He will be greatly missed and remembered.
Surviving are his loving wife, Loretta Gullion of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Missy Gullion of Tobaccoville, Dwain and Heidi Gullion of Bennett, and Brian and Kimberly Gullion of Lowgap; grandchildren, Josiah, Titus, Phebe, Chloe, Cyrus, Anna Brooke, Sarah Hope, Jonathan, Beulah, Anniebelle, Zola, Alie, Liza, and Ivory; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dona and Thurman V. Johnson of Winston-Salem; Dorothea and Dudley Compton of Charlotte, and Jean and Robert Preston of Mount Airy; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Janet Gullion of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Morris and Lynda Gullion of Waverly, Ohio.
A service of remembrance and celebration was held Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, by Dr. Craig Edwards and Bro. Bobby Roberson. Burial followed in Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family received friends Tuesday night at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.