David Smith McFall – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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David Smith McFall passed away on Friday, August 17 at Helen Keller Hospital after an extended illness.  Mr. McFall, a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, was the son of the late Parker D. and Selma L McFall.  He grew up and lived in the Central community and graduated from Coffee High School in 1954.  After serving in the United States Marine Corps for three years as an aviation machinist mate, he graduated from the University of North Alabama.  His career included many phases of banking, real estate and appraisal services.  Among his many interests, he was an active member of the Alabama Appraisers Association and served on their Board many years.  Earlier, David was involved in activities of the Florence Junior Chamber of Commerce and was President at one time. In recent years, David participated in the Fourth Deminion Group of Alcoholics Annymous as leader, and was a speaker throughout North Alabama.  He had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Florence for over fifty years. David had a keen interest in history, animals, reading and sports, but his greatest delight was his family.

A family graveside service will be held at Greenview Memorial Park. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 10:30 A. M. on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 with Rev. Mike Pope officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.  Pallbearers are John Archer, Larry Mabe, Edwin White, Tony Lovelady, Jeb Belew, and John Kelley.  Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Prater, Harris Burns, Bobby Irons, Henry King, William “Sandy” Sanders, Bobby Moorer, the “morning coffee group” and the Good Ole Boys.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Annie Lee Seaton, Parker Fred McFall, Vera Frances McFall, and Ola Barber.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rose Marie Cathey McFall and children: Stephen D. McFall, Knoxville, TN and Beth M. Bayles and husband, Ferrin of Florence. His grandchildren are: James C. Sheffield, David W. McFall, Neil E. McFall, Amy Bayles Richardson and husband Adam, Sidney L. Bayles, and Sara C. Bayles. Other survivors are his sisters: Lena Hale, Grace Lawson and Mary McLaughlin and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Suggested memorials are: St, Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Seminary St. Florence, AL 35630.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at greenviewmemorial.com.
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.
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