David Wayne DeSoto

September 8, 1968 - May 14, 2012

09/08/1968 - 05/14/2012

David Wayne DeSoto, 43, of Flat Rock went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 14, 2012 at Elizabeth House after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A native of Henderson County, he was a son of Joseph Ovide and Phyllis Elaine DeSoto. He was a 1986 graduate of East Henderson High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a Floor Supervisor / Dealer in the Gaming industry for nineteen years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by an adopted son, Nolan DeSoto of MS; a brother, Michael DeSoto and his wife Mary-Anna of Raleigh; a sister, Sherry DeSoto Skinner and her husband Francis of Raleigh; two nephews, Eric Skinner and Ranleigh DeSoto; three nieces, Katherine Skinner, Claire DeSoto and Avery DeSoto.

A funeral will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 19 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Pastor Ted Edwards will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

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8 years ago

My prayers are with your family! I’m so sorry for your loss!

Janice and Mike Whitaker
8 years ago

Our hearts hurt for all you guys have been through. Mike, what a great brother you were to be with David throughout his last weeks.We will keep your entire family in our prayers.We pray for peace and comfort, as this is a difficult time. David is at peace and we pray you guys are at peace as well. God Bless you all and love to you all. Janice and Mike Whitaker

GinGer C
8 years ago

With Deepest Sympathy on the Loss of David.

With Sympathy,

GinGer, an Elizabeth House Volunteer

Brian & Rhonda Ward
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time

Penny Gattis
8 years ago

I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your son. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and hold you close. Ms. Desoto we only talked a couple of times at the office (CC billing) but if there is anything at all that I can do to help you-please let me know.

Terry Blackwell
8 years ago


I was so very sorry to learn of your son’s death. I pray that God will give you the strength and peace you need in the coming days.

Brian Davis
8 years ago

I can remember like it was yesterday, David coming down to play basketball with me and my brothers. We partnered up in a pool league a few times and won! A Good Man and a Good Friend. You will be missed buddy.

Todd Swanson
8 years ago

God Bless you David. I pray you knew Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. I thought we just met again at the class reunion this past September…. I had no idea. My most vivid memory was playing football with you in 9th grade at Flat Rock Jr. High and hearing Coach Link say, “Get up under the man DeSoto. Get up under him.”

linda gifford
8 years ago

my prays be with you and your family.

Tenbye Bright
8 years ago

David was a friend since 1996. I will miss his keen sense of humor and insight.He was a good man.