David Spero Gorghis (Sign Guestbook)

David Spero Gorghis, 81, of Powell, passed peacefully at home Sunday, September 8, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Gorghis; brothers, James and Phillip Gorghis; and grandson Nicholas Gorghis.

He is survived by wife of 62 years, Mary Rhea Gorghis; daughters, Kiki (Wink) Brown, Carol (John) Rhea, Nancy (Mike) Massengill; son, George (Renee) Gorghis; sister, Elaine (Bob) Simms; brother, John (Jan) Gorghis; grandchildren, Jena (Eric) Webb, Jessica (Derron) Logan, David Massengill and Anna Gorghis; great grandchildren, Cooper and Caleb Webb and Delaney Logan. Several loving nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

A devoted member of the Elks Lodge #160, he served as Exalted Ruler of the Knoxville Lodge from 1998-1999. He was Past State President of the Tennessee Elks from 2006-2007.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Elks Lodge #160 on Saturday, September 14th from 2-4pm, with the Elks funeral service at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knoxville Elks Lodge #160 Shoe Fund, 5600 Lonas Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909 or Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville, 1705 W Clinch Ave, Knoxville, 37916.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Gorghis family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

27 guestbook entries for “David Spero Gorghis”:

  1. Lee Bliss says:

    A great Elk and person he will be missed. TO OUR ABSENT MEMBER.

  2. Cathy Sands says:

    We love you David! Best friend ever @

  3. Bill & Linda Mellon says:

    Rest In Peace dear friend. You will be missed by all. Your great sense of humor, your wisdom and insight as well.
    We are praying for the Mary and the Gorghis family.

  4. Scott Mellon says:

    One of the kindest men I have ever known. TO OUR ABSENT MEMBER.

  5. Susan Kranz says:

    David was a great person, friend, and Elk. Prayers for comfort to the Gorghis family. To our absent member.

  6. Tip and Ann Barnes says:

    Many fun times for the last 55+ years. We loved you and family as though you all was our family. RIP friend.

  7. Teddi Cazana Fritts says:

    So very sorry to hear of David’s passing. Mary, my prayers are with you and all your family and extended family. My memory of David is his kind smile. May his memory be eternal.

    Teddi Cazana Fritts

  8. Reeda Hall says:

    A wonderful mentor and friend. You will forever be missed . To Our Absent Member!

  9. Mary Ann Bishop says:

    We will miss him forever. He has touched a lot of lives with his humor and friendship.

  10. Cheri Spinazzola says:

    We love you David- To Our Absent Member

  11. Steve and Jo Anne Newcomb says:

    David will be greatly missed. Mary and the Gorgius family are in our thoughts and prsyers.

  12. Mark and Kathy Jenkins says:

    Our prayers are with you Kiki and your family in your time of loss.

  13. Scott and Lynn Webb says:

    David was always so kind and funny. He will be missed. Praying you feel Gods loving arms around you through the coming days.

  14. Kathy Brooks says:

    So sorry for your loss, prayers!

  15. Zuann Candler says:

    David will Rest In Peace knowing that he’s made a difference in the lives of those around him. We’ve had fun times and sad times. I’m sure you’ll have a reunion with friends in heaven. I will keep the Gorghis family in my

  16. Kathi & John Hummer says:

    So sorry for your loss. Kiki and Wink you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathi & John Hummer.

  17. Ed Tooley says:

    A man to respect and look up to.

  18. David Bounds says:

    Mary our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  19. Louis Anderson says:

    Close friend for over 60+ years. Great memories. RIP my friend

  20. Tony Anderson says:

    Will always remember growing up with David and his family.Enjoyed all the times at Tennessee games so fortunate to have a friend like David.

  21. Billie , Clyde says:

    Sorry to hear about David. Prayers for the family.

  22. Alta Floyd says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I knew David when he worked at Duo Fast of Knoxville,Inc. May God bless you all.

  23. Jerry Brock says:

    I had the honor of working with David in the 70’s at Dinwiddie Dist. Co.He was always a true gentleman and had a quirky sense of humor.I will never forget him and pray he rests in peace.condolences to his lovely wife and family and friends.

  24. Glen and Jane Allen says:

    Praying for you.

  25. Brady Williams says:

    So sorry. He was a special person. I will keep you in my prayers.

  26. Becky Thomas says:

    Remember this man with great fondness and kindness….he was always coming by the office to pulll a joke on Caol.Praying for Ms.Mary and for my precious friend and co worker of many years Carol Rhea.May
    God Bless the entire family at this this of loss!!

  27. Neil and Sue Brooks says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of a good friend of over 50 years. Love and prayers for Mary and family.

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