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Gainesville employee remembered for wit, love of outdoors
David Silcox
David Silcox

David Silcox died on the same golf course where he had taught his son and others to play the game.

The 69-year-old Murrayville man was semi-retired from work as a textile industry executive and loved doing anything “to avoid sitting behind a desk,” his son Casey Silcox said.

“My dad just loved to be outside. He worked at the golf course to give him something to do, and that money fed his Harley-Davidson so he could ride,” Casey Silcox said.

Silcox was fatally injured Thursday, April 19, when his lawn mower overturned on him at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

Because the Chattahoochee Golf Club is owned by the city of Gainesville and Silcox was a city employee, a representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said they do not have “jurisdictional coverage over the event.”

Casey Silcox said he remembered his father as a reserved, witty man who loved to work with his hands. 

“Those are a lot of the memories, just him mentoring and teaching … He just knew a little bit of everything,” Casey Silcox said.

David Silcox had a love/hate relationship with the game of golf.

“He had stints where he’d play a lot and loved it and times where he’d get fed up and quit. Mostly though, it was a good excuse to get outdoors,” Casey Silcox said.

The family will receive friends and family 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Memorial Park in Flowery Branch.

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