David B. Whiteside, 60, of Freeburg, Illinois, born Sunday, June 13, 1948, in East Saint Louis, Illinois, David went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Saturday, August 9, 2008 in Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Dave was kind, gentle and compassionate man who never knew a stranger. He loved his family, good jazz and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed fishing and bird watching, Dave always rooted for the underdog (except when it came to the Cardinals). His priorities were excellent ...people before things. When his childhood friend heard about his death, he said "They've opened the gates wide for Dave Whiteside!" Many considered him their best friend.
Dave was regarded by many to be one of the best bass players around town. He played with various bands including, Breezin'; First Light and The Facts o' Life. He was the owner of his flooring business for over 30 years. During that time he made many life-long friends.
Dave has gone home to be with the Lord at an age that is far too young for us, and he will be deeply missed by his family & friends.
Preceded in death by his Parents - Gaylon W. & Mickey Fern nee Schnieder Whiteside
Nephew - Rick Whiteside.
Survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda nee Jines Whiteside
Children - Shelley Gavin of O'Fallon, IL
Thomas Whiteside of Los Angelas, CA
Michael Whiteside of Los Angelas, CA
Tyler Whiteside of Los Angles, CA
Brother - Stephen (Susie) Whiteside of Granite City, IL
Sister - Sharon (Bob) Scharbert of AvonPark, FL
Grandson -Cole Gavin
Nieces and Nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Family in honor of David.
Visitation: Friends may call 4-8 P.M., Wednesday, August 13 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Wendell Garrison officiating. There will be a private internment.