REEDVILLE—David Vincent Haynie Sr., 81, of Reedville died Sunday, May 17, 2020, from complications of lung cancer.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Capt. E. Vincent Haynie and Frances Armsworthy Haynie.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anne Hall Haynie; children D. Vincent Haynie Jr. (Lydia), E. Russell Haynie (Lynne), Kathleen Whaley Pittman (Timothy) and Holly Whaley King (Maxwell); grandchildren Emory and Samuel Haynie, Sarah Haynie McCarthy (Chase) and David Christopher Haynie, Tiffany and Paige Pittman, and Allen and Anne King.
He is also survived by siblings Julia Merle Cardozo Haynie of Colorado and Norwood Cardozo (Sue) of Florida; and his uncle, Wendell Haynie (Anne Winters); and many cousins.
Raised on Cockrell Creek in Reedville, he was an avid sports fisherman and golfer who enjoyed cruising the Chesapeake Bay. He graduated from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond and from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
His maritime career began at age 16 rowing the striker boat on his father’s menhaden fishing vessel in Lewes, Del. He owned and was captain on his trawler F/V Lady Jennifer operating from Texas to New Hampshire. He was a menhaden fish spotter from 1965 to 1974 and a well-respected captain serving on numerous menhaden vessels for 31 years on the Chesapeake Bay, North Carolina and the Gulf of Mexico. David retired from Omega Protein in 2017 to spend more time with his family and friends and to enjoy recreational fishing and golfing.
He was also a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Fleeton where he was an active choir member. David volunteered with Smith Point Sea Rescue serving as a captain.
Funeral arrangements will be private due to coronavirus concerns.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 278, Reedville, VA 22539 or Smith Point Sea Rescue, PO Box 662, Burgess, VA 22432.
Arrangements are being handled by Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.