David Bethea Jr.

February 7, 1964March 14, 2013
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David Charles Bethea, Jr., 49, passed away March 14, 2013. He was born February 7, 1964 in Daytona Beach, FL to David and Frances Bethea. He is a 1982 graduate of Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, FL. David participated in the Florida High School Baseball All Star Game; attending Gulf Coast Community College on a baseball scholarship. He was a true outdoorsman enjoying fishing and hunting. David loved and was very proud of his sons Kris and Kent. David is survived by his sons Kristopher (Carissa) Bethea of Waco, TX and Kent Bethea of Jacksonville, FL; parents David and Frances Bethea of Ormond Beach, FL.; sister Deborah (niece Kimberly) Bethea of Port Orange, FL.; Brother Steven (nephew Robert) Bethea of Daytona Beach, FL.; aunts Sandra (cousin Dan) McKinnon of Ponce Inlet, FL, Lynn (Gary) (cousins Leigh and Cheryl) Gordon of Tallahassee, FL,; Sue Jacobs of Glenn Mills, PA. and Marlene Bethea of New Smyrna, FL.; Uncle Hugh (Arvieta) Bethea of Winter Park, FL; grandmother Carmen Chidsey of Port Orange, FL.; godfather Ronnie Rossner of Jacksonville, FL.; extended family and many friends. A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Sunday March 24, 2013 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, FL. Visitation will be from Sunday 1:00PM until the time of service. Interment will follow the service at Volusia Memorial Park. Online condolences may be shared with the family at Donations in David’s memory may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler - West Volusia Care Center. Arrangements are under the care of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Lyn Adams-Anderson

January 27, 2014

David and I went to TP together and I was shocked to learn of his passing. I remember his infectious smile and his laughter that could fill the room. He was on my mind and I just wanted to send a note to his family that he lives on in a positive light and may time ease your pain.

Renee Bethea

November 4, 2013

Thinking of you!

Joseph Hardin

November 4, 2013

David, Frances,and Family
I was deeply saddened by the lose of David, we had a lot of good times. You are ALL in my prayers and thoughts.

Suzy Brantley-Gordon

July 26, 2013

One thing everyone who new David would agree... he never met a stranger. David's smile would light up a room. He was such a large part of my life for too short of a time. It isn't often that you are able to fall in love with your best friend but we did. I will always cherish those memories. David loved his family and his friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bethea, Debbie and Steve...I think of you often and you are always in my prayers. Thank you for inviting us to celebrate David's Birthday with him. I will always remember that day....his smile and the twinkle in his eye that was always there. love to you all

Renee Bethea-Girard

April 18, 2013

Missing your smile. "Got your back". Time hasn't eased the pain yet, but I am believing it has relieved yours.

Stacey Norman

April 17, 2013

David, Frances, Steve and Debbie,

You all are like family to me I have known you guys for a very long time and have some wonderful memories with the family. I am glad that I got to spend some time with David in his last final days I will never forget that. We had some good times together I will never forget him. I pray that God will ease your pain and give you peace of mind knowing that David is celebrating his new life in heaven and looking over you day after day. I will continue to keep you all in my prays.


Ann Marie Grymes

March 28, 2013

David, Frances, Steve and dearest Debbie,
You know that you are family and there is so much love I have for you. My heart is filled with sadness for a loss that is indescribable. I keep thinking about all the happy times on Sanders and the many joy filled moments with you all and with David. I pray that God will ease your pain and comfort you knowing your life carries David's legacy. A beautiful man, a great heart, and a kind spirit. I trust in the Lord and believe David is in his arms. Love, Ann Marie

Pat Corrado

March 28, 2013

David, Frances and Family.
The most difficult thing in the world is to lose one of our children. Cherish the moments you had with Dave Jr. They are memories that will carry you through this tough time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brad Litchfield

March 26, 2013

Mr and Mrs Bethea I'm very sorry to hear the loss of David Jr. The whole Bethea family is in my prayers.

Bill Barlow

March 25, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Bethea family. David was a good friend growing up, until I moved in 1979. We played Pop Warner football together starting in 1973 on the Scouts, and had many good times together throughout the years. I am saddened by this news, and I can see from the posts that he meant a great deal to many of my childhood friends throughout his life. Rest In Peace, my friend.