David Gray Barden
November 1, 1946 – April 10, 2021
David Gray Barden, 74, formerly of Whiteville passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at his home in Supply following a short illness.
David, born November 1, 1946 and was the son of the late Thomas Vardell Barden and Elizabeth Wilton Barden of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The family relocated to Whiteville where David attended Whiteville High School and Southeastern Community College. David was an avid sports fan participating in football and league baseball coaching for his son Patrick. He loved boating, fishing, and all water sports, including surfing. His love of God, led him to be a song and choir director in church. He loved singing and playing the guitar. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Vardell Barden, Jr. and Danny Barden.
Survivors include his son, Patrick Grey Barden of Supply; brother, Ronnie Barden and wife Linda of Rabun Gap, Georgia; sisters, Susan Shelley, Nancy Barden, and Julie Barden of Whiteville; and sister-in-law, Beverly Barden of Wilmington.
A memorial service will be held at Sharon United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at eleven o’clock in the morning with Reverend David Watts and Reverend Jim Pegan officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church or Take a Kid Fishing (www.takf.net).
You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com
White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel
Saturday, April 24, 2021