David Russell Gomez, Jr., affectionately known by many as “Gomer” passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 22, 2015. David was born in Bay City on June 30, 1991, the son of David Gomez, Sr. and Kathleen Shepard, who survive. He was a 2010 graduate of Bay City Central High School, where he was an excellent basketball player and participated in football and track. He went on to work as a custodian at McLaren Bay Region. David will forever be remembered for his easy going personality, outgoing ways and wonderful sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he will remain forever in the heart of his son, the light of his life, Liam Jeffrey Gomez. Also surviving is his wife, Jessica Meyer Gomez; siblings, Julia Shepard and Justin Shepard; loving grandparents, Ronald and Suzanne Gillis and Art and Linda Shepard; great-grandparents, Elaine Morse and Harold Badgerow, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ronald Gomez, Sr. David’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 11:00 AM until the time of his 12:00 Noon Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Ruth Gomez will officiate and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to 1st State Bank to establish an educational fund for Liam (please make checks payable to Liam Gomez). Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. David, Aunt Sue and my Bay City Gomez family
    I was sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please know that we are praying for you all at this most difficult time, and we will continue to pray that Liam stays healthy. I miss you all and think of you often. May God be with you all now and know he is with his Grandpa in heaven.
    Love and prayers,
    Theresa & Brian Fisher

  2. I am forever saddened to see you go. I always enjoyed working with you, and chatting with you. We had lots in common and proud to call you my friend. You will be dearly missed my friend. Thank you so much for being my friend, and making a day at McLaren a little bit better. Rest in peace David!

  3. Kathy and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. I pray God provides you with the strength to face the upcoming days and fills your mind with precious memories and smiles. Love all of you to the moon and back!
    Deb Shepard – Rosebush

  4. I didn’t know David well, but working at McLaren Bay Region with him; he was very friendly and always had a smile to share. Rest in peace David. May the Lord receive you into His loving arms, Amen J Swank

  5. i sorry that this happened he will forever be in are hearts and memories he was a great man with so much a head for him i love you very much ant Kathy and Dave and grandma Linda and grandpa art and Julia and Justin Chris and jenny i love you guys and we can get through this together we just got to stick bye each other and guide one another through this bad tragedy

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