David Eugene Haines

January 30, 1945 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 76)


David Eugene Haines, 76, of Middletown, Maryland, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at his home after a three year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and special friends (Alex and Karen).  Born Jan. 30, 1945, in Middletown.  He was the son of the late Charles E. and Leah (Delauter) Haines.  David was the husband of Delores Wiles Haines for nearly 56 years, married on Feb. 12, 1966. 

David started his working career early in life at the Donald Keller Family Farm, after graduating from Middletown High School in 1963, he went to work at Model Garage, where he met his wife, Delores.  David left Model for a few years and worked for the Town of Middletown as maintenance supervisor, but returned to Model Garage and worked there for a total of 35+ years.  While working a full-time job he took care of maintenance at Chesterbrook Apartments. for 40+ years.  David worked at Fountaindale Auto Center before semi-retiring and taking a job with MacRo Realty as site supervisor/property mgmt.  David also operated his own business, Dave’s Lawn Care and Small Engine Repair, for 50+ years where he met many great people that he considered friends. David always had a big SMILE when someone called him for advice, he was a jack of all trades, always knowing the right person to call to get the job done. Helping family and friends was David’s favorite hobby.

David is survived by two sons:  Dale(Beverly), Drew(April), grandchildren:  Dustin, Adam, Elly, Ariel, and Summer Haines, step grandchildren:  Jennifer and Wesley(Megan) Leatherman, step great-grandchild:  June Leatherman, sister: Beverly Grove, sister in-laws: Bonnie and Evelyn Haines, and many nieces and nephews.  David was predeceased by brothers:  Charles E. Jr. and Thomas W. Haines.

David was a member of: Zion Lutheran Church for 50+ years and served on the council and cemetery board, Middletown Vol. Fire Co, and Sons of Amvets.  He also helped with projects at the Harmony Lutheran Church. 

David was blessed with a dedicated and comforting true friend, Karen Grossnickle, pastor of New Beginnings Covenant Church, who visited and called him faithfully.  She helped him find peace and assured him everything would be okay.

A viewing will be held from 10am to 7pm Thursday, December 16, 2021, family will receive friends from 5pm to 7pm at Thompson’s Funeral Home, 31 E Main St., Middletown, MD.  A celebration of David’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11am (casual dress requested). Interment will be at Zion Cemetery, Middletown, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to New Beginnings Covenant Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 669, Middletown, MD 21769

Pallbearers: Dustin, Adam, and Elly Haines, Alex Baker, Sam Rudman, Wes Leatherman

The family would like to thank Penny Marshall, Frederick Hospice (Ann and Melisa), Home Care (Mary) for the personal care he received at home.   

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December 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Zion Cemetery, Middletown

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