David William Truett age 80 went to his Heavenly Home on October 5 at his residence with his loving family by his side.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Kelleytown Baptist Church. Rev. Michael Madaris will officiate. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church.
David was born in Hartsville a son of the late Gettis W. Truett and Miriam Rolfe Truett. He was a member of the Kelleytown Baptist Church, was retired from Sonoco Products Company after 40 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club.
David’s favorite place was in his shop with his beloved fur baby, Saluda, and his vast gun collection. He and his wife have been CWP instructors for the past 20 years. He enjoyed annual trips to the mountains of Hillsville, Virginia with Alaine and friends. David valued his memories of the many adventures to Charleston with his friends, digging in the ravines for old dispensary bottles. Some of his passions were firearms, motorcycles, the outdoors, and his time at Sonoco.
David is survived by his wife, Alaine Truett; his daughter Lori (Gene) Davis, granddaughter Elana; his son Jon (Amanda) Truett, and grandchildren Karley, Xander (Brenda), and Hunter; step-children Jeffery (Bridget) McCutcheon, Delia (Joe) Iaquinto, Jason (Danielle) McCutcheon; and grandchildren Harleigh, Kensleigh, Cameron, Madison, Rhett, and Abby; along with many other family and friends whom he loved dearly.
These are a few special memories from Mike McConnell, a dear friend of David’s:
“David and I met many years ago at a gun show in Florence. We had similar interests and so became close friends. David loved old military firearms, particularly those from the World War One and Two periods and was a walking encyclopedia on them. He taught me much about them, and I hope I have retained a little of his knowledge. My collecting interest is in Smith and Wesson so I was able to share a little information with David.
We sat beside each other for years at the Columbia gun shows, and managed to solve all the worlds problems, but somehow the politicians in charge never seemed to take our advice. In between problem solving we even managed to buy or sell a few guns.
I know all us males love to pick at our females about their obsession with shopping, but I will share with you that David, Olive Tyner, and I drove 16 hours to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend a two day gun show. I sure don't know of any "shopping females" that would drive 16 hours one way to shop.
In David's younger years he was known for keeping a nice car. I did not know David in his late teen years, but a school mate of his, Jim Cox, still talks about David's blue Pontiac convertible. Jim says they would double date to the drive in theater in that car, with the top down, and just knew they were "something else".
David and I began eating lunch together on Wednesdays, about 12-13 years ago and continued that up until 5-6 weeks ago when David’s health declined. We have been joined over the years by several others, including Olive Tyner and Alan Rolfe. Our shared knowledge and our willingness to straighten out all the politicians mistakes sure made for some interesting lunches. We will carry on with our Wednesday lunch tradition but that empty chair at our table will always remind us of our much loved friend who has gone on to his final home in heaven.”
"A life so beautifully lived, should be beautifully remembered".
Norton Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Truett family.