Celebrating the life of

John David Findlay

Passed away on March 31, 2021

John David Findlay

John David Findlay, 64, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Effingham County Hospital.  He was born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California.  He was the son of William L. and Marjorie McCubbin Findlay. 

David was a member of Compassion Christian Church, Henderson and Effingham Campuses.  At Compassion he greatly enjoyed his work on “The Journey” for multiple years, he worked production at the Henderson campus on cameras, and enjoyed working on projects for the pastors (the giant easel used on stage), and he loved serving at Men’s Breakfast.

He worked for Gulfstream Aerospace for 19 years, where he was a MRB Engineer, working last in special missions.  He had also served as a department group head on the G650 Program.  He worked for McDonnell-Douglas (St. Louis, MO & Long Beach, CA), Northrop-Grumman, Rockwell International, and Lockheed.  David was a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and also held an A&P License.

He is survived by his wife, Robin Davis-Ogden Findlay of Guyton, GA, son, William David Findlay and wife Chelsea, son, Kevin Edward Findlay and wife Haley, and newborn grandson Carter, sister, Marjorie Anne Findlay, brother, Robert Findlay and family, six cousins, many nephews and nieces, and David was blessed with friends beyond counting.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. 

Remembrances may be made to Compassion Christian Church, Faith Promise, Henderson Campus.





We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers of comfort and love to Robin and family.

- Mike and Joni Adams , Savannah , GA

Praying for comfort for you and the boys.

- Denise Ishman. , Savannah, Ga

Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on David's passing. Praying God's comforting arms to encircle you.

- Linda Houser, Savannah, GA

Sincere condolences to you and your family, Robin, on Dave's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Ray and Anne Lossing, St. Cloud, FL

So sad for your loss. Dave was a dear friend for 23 years. May our Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. Sincere condolences.

- Garry Campbell , Lamar, AR

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.....Scott & Elaine.

- The Nelson Family, Savannah, GA

We are so sad for your loss. Dave was one of my best friends and a great neighbor. I will miss him dearly. I was looking forward to your trip to visit us next month and showing him all the great things about Boise.

- Russell and Donna Crouch, Boise , idaho

A candle has been lit!

- Robin Findlay, Guyton, Georgia

In the many years I worked with David at Gulfstream he was always a great person to work with. Never too busy to help and always friendly. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

- Ian Mercer, Juno Beach, FL

Dear Robin, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time of loss. Dave was a good friend for about 20yrs. He was also a good colleague. Dave was a poplular guy at work and always helpful and also had a funny side and often made me and others laugh. He will be missed by many freinds and colleagues.

- Des and Gail Frost, Savannah , Ga

We are so sorry to hear about John's passing. Our prayers are with Robin and family.

- Colin & Jacky Kelley , Savannah , Ga

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

- Doug and Sandra McDonald, MIDLAND, TX

Only knew John for a little over a year. I worked down the hall at Gulfstream in the Mechanical Systems group. John was always the most caring and supportive manager I experienced in the Company. He was also a compelling person with his clear kindness, ethics, and gregarious nature. The person everybody refers to as ‘a good guy.’ He also loved shooting sports and would come along with the engineers on the floor to do that. I got to know him in that way and considered him a friend. I grieve with his passing, consoled by knowing he is in a better place.

- Mark Cauble, Lynnwood, WA

My sincere condolences over the death of your husband. May God comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. May Dave's memory be an everlasting blessing. I worked with / for Dave for several years at Gulfstream. He was a good friend & colleague. He will be missed. Michael White

- Michael White, Woodstock, Georgia

Robin, With great sadness we send our sympathy for the loss of Dave. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Know we are right down the street if you need anything. With love and comfort, Ron and Karen Webb

- Karen and Ron Webb , Guyton , Ga

Sending my deepest condolences. David was an outstanding person as a colleague and a friend. He will be deeply missed by all of us.

- Rex Carroll, Guyton, GA

I worked closely with Dave over the last several months, we talked about a lot of things, his plans for the future, you his wife and his family, he loved you with his entire being. I will miss him and his friendship.

- Paul Christensen, Axtell, TX

It was quite a shock to hear the bad news about our long time good friend Dave. Our sincere condolences in this tragic time of his passing. Our prayers are with his family.

- Craig and Cathie Towner, Richmond Hill, Ga

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Robin.

- Tammy Jones and Kurt Biedler, Daufuskie Island, SC

My dear brother. This comes a shock to me. I wish I knew. I am praying for strength and comfort to Robin and the family. Thank you for your friendship and most of all thank you for being my brother in the Lord. Though I will truly miss you here, I rejoice knowing that you are now with the Lord Jesus where I too want to be. God bless you my brother. Until we see each other again. Jesus is Lord!

- Jeff Borja, Pooler, GA

David and I have been friends for 20 years, mostly through Gulfstream. We shared alot of the same work experiences. I loved his laugh, we shared a lot of those, and I will miss him. Prayers for his family. God bless. Love from Tobin, Amanda, TJ, and Kennedy.

- Tobin Morgan, RIncon, GA

Sincerest sympathies are extended during this unimaginable time of grief. May our God bless and keep you and send comfort for your sorrow and leave only the fondest of memories.

- Lillian Colleran, Richmond Hill, GA

Robin we are deeply saddened for your loss. We realize David was the love of your life. Our prayers and love are with you now and forever.

- Rick and Kim Ogden, Brunswick , Ga

I was taken back in hearing this news... David was truly a good and decent man. I worked with him for many years at Gulfstream and very much respected him for his experience, knowledge he possessed and his willingness to share that with others around him. He will truly be missed.

- Marc Schaefle, Wilmington Island, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel