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David Lynn Baynard

September 27, 1957 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 61)


David Lynn Baynard, age 61 of Harris-Holly Springs Road, Rutherfordton, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his residence.  David was born in Rutherford County on September 27, 1957 and was a son of the late Virgil "Junior" Baynard and Jean White Baynard.  David retired from Rutherford County Solid Waste Department.

David was a member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and more recently had attended Long Branch Road Baptist Church.   He was a graduate of Chase High School, the Nashville Diesel College and was a volunteer firefighter.   David began at the Danieltown Fire Department as a young firefighter and in 1987 when the Department was re-named S.D.O. Fire Department he continued to serve as a firefighter and on the Board of Directors.  His time in fire service totaled more than 40 years. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall Baynard.

Survivors include his wife, Vanessa Rhom Baynard of the home, his son, Shawn Baynard of Forest City, his daughters, Nicole Baynard Burnette and husband Andy of Rutherfordton, Christy Baynard of Forest City, a brother, Terry Baynard and wife Debbie of Rutherfordton, a sister, Shirley Alley and husband Dean of Forest City.  There are also three grandchildren, Caleb Lail, Clayton Burnette and Keaton Burnette.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday, August 15, 2019 in The Padgett and King Chapel with Reverend Jerry Ruppe and Reverend Sidney Calhoun officiating.  Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park with Firefighter Honors accorded by the Rutherford County Firefighters Honor Guard and the Officers and Members of S.D.O. Fire Department. Visitation will from 6 until 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at The Padgett and King Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043. 

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