David Deon Stuart, Wausau, WI passed away unexpectedly due to a heart attack at his home on his 20th wedding anniversary, August 3rd, 2022. He shared this life’s journey with his soul mate, “Sweet Lisa” (Hasko) Stuart. David was born in Nashville, TN on September 20th, 1967, to the late James C. “Jimmy” Williams and Deborah (Stuart) Terrell.
David had a deep love for his family, and an everlasting passion for music. He used his platform to inspire his fans to spread peace, love, harmony and understanding. He was a consummate performer, vocalist, songwriter and independent producer for Unified Talent Productions. He was the manager and lead vocalist for the groups Soul Inspirations and Unified Soul which he showcased throughout the Midwest. Additionally he led AJA, where he was also well known in the Green Bay area. David was a member of the groups David Deon and the New Soul Experience, New Tribe Revival, Brewmeisters, The Jazz Connection, Freddie Terrell’s Review and Suave.
David graduated class of 1986 from Benjamin Elijah Mays High School. He attended the Music Business Institute of Atlanta and Atlanta Beauty College.
David reached a level of enlightenment where he was confident in who and where he was in life. He always said, “Love is all that matters,” and he lived that every day. He was a gentle and deeply spiritual man with strong convictions in spreading peace, love and happiness among his family and community through his actions. You could find David involved and donating his time in various community events inspiring others toward social justice. His dear friend Chris Norfleet and David had been actively involved in co-founding People for the Power of Love (PFPL), working with NAOMI and the Toward One Wausau Project to name a few. He also treasured working alongside his wife, Lisa, as manager at Inside & Out Elite Cleaning Professionals.
David is survived by his wife, Lisa and his six children, Hannah Blank, Etienne Stuart (Hannah Shafer), Leah Hugo, Sarah Todd (Matt Wirnsberger), Ron (Jessica) Leptien and Hunter Johnson. His five Grandchildren to whom he was lovingly known as “B-Pa”; Harper Hugo, Xavia Eldred, Ava Wirnsberger, Khamani Johnson and Baby Girl Johnson (due in November). Also surviving is his mother Deborah; Step Father Raymond Polk, sisters; Sherrhonda Williams, Nicole Polk-Garrett (Robert), LaShawn Roderick, Fredrea Terrell; brothers, Anthony and Freddie Terrell Jr. and Bonus Father-In-Law, Charles Lang. Brother-in-law Randall Hasko, and Sisters-in-Love, Barbara (Terry) Meeker, Vicky Hasko (Juliette Farrar), Cynthia Wittke, (Casey Jones) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins, of whom he was very close to and loved dearly, friends and fans.
David is preceded in death by his grandparents; Father, Jimmy Williams and Step-Father Edsel “Freddie” Terrell, Sr.; Parents In-Law John Hasko and Georgene Hasko-Lang; Sister, Tory Williams; Brothers In-law Roderick Johnson Sr., Ronald Hasko and Gregory Wittke; Aunts Cynthia and Tara Stuart; Uncle Dwight Stuart; Nephew, William Diontre’ Williams; and close cousin Dajuantae Stuart.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST at the Labor Temple, 318 South 3rd Ave Wausau, WI.
In honor of his legacy, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the “David Deon Music Foundation Scholarship Fund” that has been created in David’s memory. Funds can be directed through Zelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Picture and video condolences are appreciated and can be sent to the same email address.
David’s son Etienne said, “Pops was the Funkiest Man Alive!” What a blessing. On the evening of his last day here on earth, after spending the day with his beautiful wife, children, grandchildren and family…David said, “This has been a PERFECT DAY!” Thank you to everyone who loved David.