David “Sky King” Seesing, 69, of Waco, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, after a short illness at his home surrounded by his loving family.
David was born Oct. 5 1950, in Cape Girardeau 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 six different aircraft on the morning of his sixteenth birthday before getting his driver’s license in the afternoon. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where he was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He also served in the Missouri National Guard all while pursuing a career in aviation that spanned more than 50 years and took him worldwide thus earning him his nick name 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.
Loving survivors include his wife Patty; godchildren, Greg, Martha, Frances, Walter, Markham, Sharon, Eleanor and Alexander; three brothers, Paul “Chip” and Debbie Seesing of Cape Girardeau, Gary and Margaret Tlapek Seesing of Kansas City, Missouri and Mark and Elizabeth Seesing of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Jean and Lester “Skip” Harris of Fruitland and Betty and Tim Roth of Cape Girardeau; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and a many friends worldwide, and his faithful and adored dogs Roscoe and Sadie.
A funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. Ryan Higdon officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be 1 p.m. Nov. 27, 2020 at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, prayers, and acts of kindness and also Kindred Hospice for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to: Mission Waco, 1315 N 15th Street, Waco, TX 76707 or The Aviation Alliance Scholarship Fund, c/o Waco Chamber of Commerce, 101 S 3rd Street, Waco, TX 76701.
To sign the online guest book or to send an online condolence to the family, visit McCombs Funeral Home website at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com; then click on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of David's personal obituary.
Traditional gifts, cards and contributions may be sent to the family at McCombs Funeral Home, Inc. c/o David Seesing, 1425 Kurre Lane, Cape Girardeau, Mo 63701.
Arrangements were made by Oak Crest Funeral Home in Waco, TX.
Announcement courtesy of McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Jackson, MO.
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1315 N 15th Street, Waco TX 76707
The Aviation Alliance Scholarship Fund
c/o Waco Chamber of Commerce 101 S. 3rd Street, Waco TX 76701