David Allen Meredith

July 30, 1956 — October 20, 2017

David Allen Meredith

Mr. David Allen Meredith, 61, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home.  Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home.  Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home with Bro. Ike Raley officiating.  Interment will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS.
David was born in Marks, MS, on July 30, 1956, to Benjamin Franklin Meredith and Martice Williams Meredith.  On August 13, 1979, he married Rena Swindoll in Clarksdale, MS.  He worked for 20 years at Kroger as Dairy and Produce Manager. Upon leaving Kroger, He found his true life calling as he became "Daddy David" and "Poppa" to numerous children in the Cleveland area. He and his wife had a hand in loving and helping raise many children over the years, and he thought of them all as family.  In his free time he enjoyed collecting hot wheels, riding his bike, spending time with his beloved dogs named Rebel and Frank, and enjoying his large collection of music.
He is preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Franklin Meredith; mother, Martice Meredith Cagle; and sister, Laura Riley.
David is survived by his wife, Rena Meredith of Cleveland; son, Allen Meredith of Cleveland; daughters, Leigh Anne Meredith (Jeremiah) of Olive Branch and Ashley Meredith (Abigail) of Starkville; grandchildren, Gunner Burns of Olive Branch and Maddox Meredith of Starkville; sisters, Diane York (Ken) of Nesbit and Janice Scaife of Camden; brother, Tim Cagle of Clarksdale; and 18 nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brant Arbuckle, Paxton McKnight, Trace Steadman, Hayden Milbrand, Larson Ingram, Zachary Steadman, Hunter Baker, and Nathan Dees.  Honorary pallbearers will be Colton Saxon, Kale Hafford, John Carson Taylor, and Ford Murphy.
In memory of David, the family requests donations made to The Alzheimer's Association, a charity near and dear to his wife's heart.


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, October 22, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Celebration of Life

11:00 am Monday, October 23, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States


12:30 pm Monday, October 23, 2017
Memorial Garden Cemetery Highway 6 Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States 38614
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