David Alan Honeycutt
November 8, 1949 ~ August 21, 2023
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina
David Alan Honeycutt, 73, of Arden, passed away Monday, August 21, 2023.
David was born in Buncombe County to the late Lewis L. Honeycutt and Beryl Eileen Key Honeycutt.
He graduated from Clyde A Erwin High School, then joined the Unites States Navy. He proudly served our country in combat during the war in Vietnam and received multiple commendations, including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
In August, 1970, David met the love of his life, Patricia (Pat) Diane Coleman and they were married on November 26th of that same year. Within weeks of meeting Pat, David took his parents to her workplace; they didn’t go in; he just pointed her out through a window and told them he was going to marry her.
In 1979 David answered God’s call to preach. Over the past 45 years he has provided countless people with spiritual leadership and has humbly served the Lord as pastor of Woodfin Baptist Church in Asheville, Abilene Baptist Church in Carrollton, Georgia and Skyland First Baptist Church in Skyland. He retired in 2019 and has since been a member of Maple Ridge Baptist Church in Candler.
David enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with his family and friends. he was a true man of God, and will be long remembered for his love for God and God’s people, and his burden for lost souls. By now he has, no doubt, been privileged to hear his Lord say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant”.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister-in-law: Sonya Honeycutt and his brother-in-law: Wallace Stewart.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Patricia Diane Honeycutt, sister Deborah Stewart, brothers: John Honeycutt and Mark Honeycutt, daughter: Kimberly Dawn Hollar (Ray), sons: David Nathaniel Honeycutt (Angie) and John Tolley (Jennifer); 8 grandchildren: Aaron Hollar, Paige Tipton, Paris Honeycutt, Reagan Tipton, Skylar Tipton, Katy Fetta, Blair Hollar and Brandon Hollar, 3 great grandchildren: Fallon Hollar, Beau Hollar, Jack Hollar and many nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate his life will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 26 at Skyland First Baptist Church. His family will greet friends at the church on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. A Graveside Service with military honors will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 28 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Candler.
Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the family.
Graveside Service: August 28, 2023 10:00 am
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715