David S. Haskins

October 28, 1956 - January 04, 2012

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David S. Haskins, 55, of Great Falls, Virginia, and formerly of Kendallville died Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 1:18 p.m. in his residence following a four year illness.

He was a 1975 graduate of East Noble High School and a 1981 graduate of Indiana University, majoring in finance and communications.

David had lived in Great Falls since 1981.

He operated his own business in website development. He was a soccer and baseball coach and served as the favorite neighborhood chef.

He was a former member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville.

David was born October 28, 1956, in Kendallville to Fred J. and Nancy (Baughman) Haskins. On December 14, 1985, he married Deidre Gillham. She survives in Great Falls, Virginia.

Also surviving are his twin children, a daughter, Shannon Haskins, a student at Virgina Tech; a son, Morgan Haskins, a student at James Madison University; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Tom Miller of Kendallville; a grandmother, Florede Baughman of Kendallville; a stepsister, Mindy and Mick Kees of Gilbert, Arizona; and a stepbrother, Jon Miller of Gilbert, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred J. Haskins; his grandparents, Fred and Cora Haskins; his grandfather, Merle Baughman; and a sister, Heather Haskins.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville with Rev. Scott Pattison officiating.

Calling is one hour prior to services at the church.

A private burial was held at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Preferred memorials are to the Capital Caring or Melanoma Research Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Geary Morris
January 23rd, 2012 4:31am
Falls Church, VA

Dear DeDe and family, I share my condolences at the loss of your husband (and father/son). How difficult this must be. I am praying for you. Geary Morris

Bonita Young Betthauser
January 22nd, 2012 12:08am
Castle Pines North Colorado

I am so sorry to hear that Dave passed away. I went to high school with Dave and we were in band together. He was a great guy and full of life. He will be greatly missed. My prayers and sympathy go out to Dave's family.

Kevin Smolek
January 20th, 2012 1:32am
Kendallville, IN

My deepest sympathies to everyone, Dave was a good friend and tho we lost touch over the years, He and his family have often been in my thoughts and I will always keep the warmest memory of him.

Duane Leighty
January 19th, 2012 4:05pm
507 Pleasant St. Kendallville,

Nancy and Tom- You and the family have my sympathy. He was a classmate of 1975 at East Noble High School with me. What a great guy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Roger Moses
January 17th, 2012 10:43pm

Nancy and Tom - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara and Bill Smith
January 17th, 2012 5:50pm
Ft.Myers Beach Fl.

Dear Nancy and family, Please know that you will be in our prayers. It is sad to think that you have lost both of your children at such young ages. Love Barb and Bill

Bradley & Ralana Pontius
January 17th, 2012 4:26pm

Nancy and Tom, Deepest sympathy on your lost of your son, our prays be with you during this difficult time, God be with you. Sincerely, Bradley & Ralana Pontius and Family

Mary Esther and Bob Smith
January 17th, 2012 2:11am
249 Jasper St., Lot 51, Largo,

Nancy: We are so sorry to read about the death of your son David and we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please convey our sorrow to your Mother Florede.