David Wayne Haynes, 71, was born on May 5, 1950, in Los Angeles County, California. He passed away on July 14, 2021. He leaves behind a wife of 36 years, Ardith Haynes, two step-children, Cynthia Sexton and Craig (Dawn) Comfort, five grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan Sexton, Savannah, Samantha and Sullivan Comfort and two great-grandchildren, Freya and Willow Howell, his sisters, Betty (Paul) Young, Susan (Keith) Johnson, his brother, Mark Haynes and various nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Betty Haynes.
Dave served with the US Army during Vietnam as a rear door gunner on a Huey helicopter. He left the service on November 6, 1969 with an honorable discharge. All of his working years were spent in the printing and paper fields. Dave enjoyed a lot of activities: bowling, golfing, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, fly tying and building fishing rods. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Missouri Trout Fisherman Association since 2006. He was also a member of the Project Healing Waters and Frontline veteran and first responder groups. As a devout Christian, he was a member of Barry Christian Church since 1987.
Dave was deeply involved in helping veterans and the active troops. He would collect donations and buy items to send to the troops overseas, especially around Christmas.
Services for Dave will be held at Barry Christian Church, at 1500 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64155, on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9:30 AM. Final disposition will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Higginsville National Military Cemetery at 20109 Bus, MO-13, Higginsville, MO 64037. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Barry Christian Church or the Missouri Trout Fisherman Association.