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Bishop David Franklin Scearce

August 7, 1933 — September 25, 2022

Bishop David Franklin Scearce, 89, of Mableton, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Pruitt Health in Marietta, GA. David was born August 7, 1933, in Danville, VA to Leslie and Charity Phoebe Emzetta Scearce. 

David was preceded in death by spouses, E. Christine Hipps Scearce, Gaye Messer Scearce; father, Leslie Scearce; mother, Emzetta Scearce; brothers Donald Scearce, Lester Lee "Buck" Scearce and Ronald Scearce; sisters, Katie Lavinder and Margie Flynn.

He is survived by his sons David C. Scearce, Michael Scearce and daughter Kimberly Pospisil.
Surviving grandchildren Christopher Russel, Steven M. Scearce, Katie Conti, Derek Scearce, Danielle Scearce, and Cathy Ford. William Pospisil recently passed September 11 and is a grandchild who is missed greatly.

Surviving Great-grandchildren: Elin Scearce, Adam Michael Ford, Emma Jean Ford, Bernard Conti and Franklin Conti.

David loved God. He witnessed to anyone he could. His last witness was on the day of his passing to his nurse where he asked her if she was going to Heaven. He pastored for more than 37 years, then he was caretaker of Christine for ten years until her passing. He found love again with a believer several years later and watched and caretook for his second spouse Gaye Messer. David was at her side every day for 5 years while she was at a nursing home.

The family will receive friends at Connection Pointe Church of God, October 15, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
Podcast music and sermons given by Bishop Scearce from the 1960's, 70's and 80's will be played along with family photo memories during visitation. If you are interested to listen to other of his podcasts they are found listed at

Service time is Saturday, October 15, 2:00 PM, with Pastor Tony Evans officiating and Bishop Keith Gunter sharing words of faith. 

Connection Pointe Church of God
8889 East-West Connector
Austell, GA 30106

Hospitality Links

Family food and casserole coordination links: (In the tradition of the Southern Church, in the event of a family death, when people say "what can I do" & if they can do nothing they usually bring a casserole to keep the visiting family fed without cooking and cleaning drama...)

List of food already submitted:

(so we don't have five potato salads show up!)

Please check the dishes already submitted before submitting your specialty:

Form to submit a casserole:  

Add your dish if you wish to participate. Your name will be placed with your dish for the family to see.

Please have your dish brought to the church kitchen by 4PM on October 15. It can be reheated at the church. If you need your Corningware or Tupperware back, the casserole coordinator will call you the following week to make arrangements. Please tape your name to your dish.

Cochran Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family of David Franklin Scearce.  You may sign the guest register and send condolences to the family at 


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bishop David Franklin Scearce, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 15, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Connection Pointe Church of God

888 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106


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