David Jesse Bales, 67, of the Towstring Community, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at his residence. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of Lela Lambert Bales of Cherokee and the late Shady Bales. He was a member of Towstring Baptist Church. David had a great love for music and played the guitar, banjo, and sang in church and with his family. He was also a preacher.
David was preceded in death by his son, David Ethan Bales.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughters, Sandra Faye Bales of Asheville, Angela Rose Freeman of Marble, Cynthia Renae Lundy of Hayesville; five grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Cochran, Glenna Cunningham and Elizabeth Ledford; one brother, Oscar Bales; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Barker will officiate with burial in the Towstring Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Tuesday at the funeral home.