David Lee Justice

Born in Springfield, TN on February 29, 1952

Departed on March 7, 2019 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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David Lee Justice, age 67 of Greenbrier, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

He was born on February 29, 1952 in Springfield, TN to the late John and Dorothy (Ellis) Justice. He worked over 40 years for DuPont/Barry Plastics and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

He was a loving and caring man, he was honest and selfless. He enjoyed coaching his, as well as other, children in football, baseball, softball and basketball having enjoyed playing the sports himself. After coaching, he continued to enjoy sports through watching his grandchildren playing the same sports he coached.
He enjoyed watching the University of Tennessee Football, the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

David was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for his family. His most requested dish was Chili. When the grandchildren stop by after school David would automatically ask “Are you hungry?”, “Would you like a snack?” His snack was usually a full meal of chicken nuggets, fries and/or mac-n-cheese.

4th of July was his favorite holiday, as much as his grandchildren like Christmas. He looked forward to waking early before sunrise and preparing for the days’ festivities including grilling, horse shoes, water games in the pool and ending with a firework show.

Later he enjoyed spending most summer days mowing, taking care of the yard or making sure the pool water was “just perfect”. His favorite past times included spending time with his grandchildren, grocery shopping at Kroger and collecting Case Knifes. His collection includes over 500 knives, which he was very proud of.

David will forever be remembered as a loving husband, devoted dad and granddaddy.

David was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy (Ellis) Justice.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 48 years, Joyce (Dalton) Justice; children, Chad (Amy) Justice and Davin (Phillip) Taylor; grandchildren, Sydney Justice, Logan Justice, Camryn Taylor and Annaston Taylor; great-grandchild, Brayden Justice; brother, Jeffery Justice; sister, Kimberly (Donald) Smith; and nephews, Harrison Justice and Derek Smith.

A Celebration of Life will be on Monday at 2pm with Brother Steve Freeman officiating in the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenbrier Cemetery with Chad Justice, Logan Justice, Phillip Taylor, Jonathan Evans, Corey Mayo and Clint Mayo serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 10th from 4-8pm then again on Monday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 615-384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com.

5 Comments to Mr. David Lee Justice

  1. Ron Moore& Judy Moore
    March 9, 2019 2:56 pm

    Very good man

  2. Ivan Bell
    March 9, 2019 4:32 pm

    I remember spending a lot of my childhood in David’s parents backyard. Several neighborhood boys would gather there after school and during summer vacation and play sports. David was a good friend. He was the one we all looked up to. I have only fond memories of him and know Joyce and his family will miss him greatly.

  3. Randy Powell
    March 9, 2019 6:44 pm

    I worked with David and knew him for 45 years. A great devoted individual for his job and life. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Jim Harris
    March 9, 2019 7:07 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with David at Old Hickory. Wonderful person!

  5. Gary Spencer
    March 9, 2019 10:49 pm

    I couldn’t have ask for a better, more loyal friend. We first met in the mid 70’s working at DuPont and we just clicked right off the bat. He had a great sense of humor and was even funny at times when he wasn’t trying to be. It makes me smile just thinking about it! Later on we coached our daughter’s in softball and I’ll never forget those times and we coached some great kids. Some of the conversations and times we had through the years were priceless to me. My heart goes out to his family that he loved so much. I know he would want everyone to be strong, I know that would please him very much.

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