Raymondville - David K. Searles, 71, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2012 at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, VT. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
David was born in Stockholm on June 5, 1941, son of the late Royal J. and Leila D. (Morrow) Searles. He graduated from Norwood-Norfolk High School. In 1961, he married Polly Arquette at the Brookdale Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. Bernard Fortune officiating. David proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force. He worked at Reynolds Metals in Massena from 1965-1996, retiring as Shift Supervisor in the cast house.
David was a family man; his greatest enjoyment was watching his grandchildren grow and participating in their lives. He enjoyed deer hunting, watching NASCAR and was a member of the American Legion in Norfolk.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Polly; their children: Scott and his wife Tawnee Searles of Potsdam and Heather Narrow of Potsdam; five grandchildren, Brenden and Shane Narrow, Colin, Shannon and Breanna Searles; one sister, Sara and Carl Caskinette of Norfolk; four brothers, Harry and Sue of Waddington, William of Brasher Falls, Robert and Rosemary of Brasher Falls, and Thomas of AZ; many nieces and nephews. Three brothers: Royal, James and Lyndon, Sr. and four sisters, Kathryn Whitman, Shirley Parker, Carolyn White and Edith Monica, predeceased him.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. David's funeral service and Celebration of Life will be Saturday morning at 11:00 am at the Knapps Station Community Church in Norwood with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in West Stockholm Cemetery in West Stockholm with Military Honors.
Those wishing to express an act of kindness, please consider donations in David's memory to Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at www.hammillfh.com.