David Efird Rhyne, 87, of Statesville, N.C., passed away at his daughter’s home in Virginia on November 21, 2020. David came to live with his daughter and son-in-law in 2019 following a stroke.

David was born December 14, 1932, in Stony Point, N.C., and was the son of the late Joseph Reid Rhyne and Beulah Combs Rhyne.

He was employed by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. He retired in 1993 after having served as manager for 40 years.

David loved to play tennis at Caldwell Park and so enjoyed the camaraderie of his many friends. David also loved gardening, fishing, and working with wood.

In addition to David’s parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara Kelley Rhyne, who passed away in 2011; a sister, Eloise Wilson; and a brother, Howard Rhyne.

David is survived by his two children, daughter Barbara and her husband Dr. Jim Culley of Pearisburg, Va., and son David and his wife Victoria Rhyne of Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughter Jennifer and her husband Dr. Jonathan Roberts; and two great grandchildren, Luke and Kendall Roberts, of Richmond Hill, Ga.; and two brothers, William “Bud” Rhyne, and Wade Rhyne.

Graveside services will be held at a later date (to be announced) due to COVID-19.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

1 thought on “David Efird Rhyne

  1. Pansy D Steele says:

    I am so sorry to hear about David passing away. I grew up knowing him because his brother Howard was my uncle. My parents were Mildred and JL Steele. I have very fond memories of him and Barbara. My deepest sympathy, Pansy Steele

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