Cover photo for David C. Bales's Obituary
David C. Bales Profile Photo

David C. Bales

November 26, 2001 — February 28, 2023

David C. Bales

David Christian Bales, 21, of Staunton, son of Mark and Kathy Rankin Bales, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

David was born on November 26, 2001 in Memphis, TN.

He was employed as a production associate at McKee Foods in Stuarts Draft. He loved going on drives in his car/truck and treasured spending time with his friends and family. He had a passion for video games – his gamertag was dcb1126 – and he was a true Lego aficionado.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Ruby “Mom Mom” Rankin of Verona; his paternal grandfather, Ronald “Pawpaw” G. Bales of Raphine; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Frazier of Phoenix, AZ; his uncle, Jonathan Bales and his wife, Beth of Raphine; the love of his life, Katie Swartz and her daughter, Sienna of Stuarts Draft; his best friend and soul brother, Skylon Moss of Orlando, FL; his birth-father, Ronnie Brackeen of Memphis, TN; numerous cousins and other family; and his loving canine companion, Haley.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Henry Funeral Home and other times at his residence, 901 Powhatan Street, in Staunton.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Terrance Williams and Pastor Kevin Harris. Interment will follow at Thornrose Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Skylon Moss, Logan Sump, Bryan Mazariego, Thomas Wagoner, Kheandre “Dre” Jackson, Justin Moran, Blake Gutshall, Brett Iazzo, and Demetrius Towers.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Bethany Christian Services ( https://bethany.org/get-involved/donate ) or ComfortCare Women's Health (1020 North Augusta Street, Staunton, VA, 24401 or https://supportcc.org/ ).
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David C. Bales, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Family Will Receive Friends

Thursday, March 9, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 117

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree