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David Seesing

David T. Seesing

Thursday, October 5th, 1950 - Monday, July 20th, 2020
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Obituary

David T. “Sky King” Seesing, 69, of Waco, Texas, formally of Cape Girardeau, MO passed away July 20, 2020 after a short illness at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church on July 28, 2020 at 2 pm with Fr. Ryan Higdon as Celebrant.

David was born October 5, 1950 in Cape Girardeau, MO to the late John “JT” and Joyce Kirkland Seesing.

David grew up in Cape Girardeau graduating from Notre Dame High School in 1969. From his early teens he immersed himself in aviation, soloing 6 different airplanes on the morning of his sixteenth birthday before getting his driver’s license in the afternoon. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and served in the Missouri National Guard all while pursuing a career in aviation that spanned more than 50 years earning him his nickname of Sky King. David was a loving, caring, gentleman who had a thirst for life and lived it to the fullest and also had a deep and abiding love for the Heavenly Father and was His faithful servant.

As His faithful servant, David joined the Knights of Columbus in January 1999. He became a Third Degree member of St. Louis Council 8135 and a Fourth Degree Sir Knight of Assembly 1109. Sir Knight Seesing served as a Grand Knight of Council 8135 and Faithful Navigator of Assembly 1109. Currently he was serving as Faithful Admiral of Assembly 1109.

David was also active in the ACTS Ministry of St. Louis, serving as a team member in many retreats for men.

Survivors include his beloved wife Patty, God Children, Greg, Martha, Frances, Walter, Markham, Sharon, Eleanor, and Alexander; brothers, Paul “Chip” and Debbie Seesing of Cape Girardeau, Gary Seesing and wife, Margaret Tlapek of Kansas City, MO and Mark and Elizabeth Seesing of Cape Girardeau, MO, sisters Jean and Lester “Skip” Harris of Fruitland, MO and Betty and Tim Roth of Cape Girardeau, MO. Pat’s brothers & sisters; Bruce, Saundra, Donna, Susan, Steve, and David along with nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends worldwide, and his faithful and adored dogs Roscoe and Sadie.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, prayers, and acts of kindness and Kindred Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Mission Waco, 1315 North 15th Street, Waco, TX 76707, The Aviation Alliance Scholarship Fund, c/o Waco Chamber of Commerce, 101 So. 3rd St. Waco, TX 76701, Knights of Columbus Assembly 1109 Scholarship Fund, 13764 Harbor Dr., Woodway, TX 76712, or a charity of your choice.
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Service Details

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    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Louis Catholic Church
    Address
    2001 N. 25th St
    WACO, TX 76708
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    Notes
    David will lie in state in the narthex of the church from 12:30pm to 1:50pm. Facial covering will be required.

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Mary Adamcik

Posted at 04:00pm
Pat, my heart breaks for you. I’ll always have fond memories of the Indiana Jones wheelchair pusher who helped navigate the cobblestone streets of Rome. Hoping you are able to fly through that “ crying because it’s over” stage of grief and quickly emerge in the “smile because it happened” one. I’m betting you hve plenty of happy reasons to grin after a life with David. Heaven has gained a special treasure. God bless and keep you. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Patricia Geiger

Posted at 03:12pm
My sincere sympathy to you Pat. On our Italy trip last year, David stole my heart because he reminded me so much of my late brother, Joey ; they were ACTS brothers. I could see the love David had in his heart for Jesus and all of mankind in the way he treated everyone around him. He was a perfect gentleman. His love for you Pat, and actually your love for one another, was the most evident . My heart hurts for you as you have to carry on with this wonderful man. God's strength and blessings for you.
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Greg Brinker

Posted at 09:35am
Our condolences from the Brinker family. My father Jim Brinker,worked with David’s father, J.T at Cape Central Airways.
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Danny Julian

Posted at 09:30am
With deepest sympathy,
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Mikie Taylor

Posted at 06:43pm
Pat,
Bill and I send our most sincere condolences to you and your family. We are thankful that we got to be a part of David's life. Our appreciation of this gentle, loving, and kind man will live in our hearts forever. Although we are not getting out much due to COVID-19, we plan on viewing the Livestream of his funeral. May God bless you and keep you in His loving arms.
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