ALBANY, Ga. -– David Shealie Hautman Jr., 92, passed away at home after an extended illness on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. CH(R) Ken Brown and the Rev. Charles Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or friends may contribute to the building fund at Byne Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4444, Albany, Georgia 31707.
A resident of Albany since 1940, Mr. Hautman was born in the Yeomans Community of Terrell County. He was the son of Sammie Jones Hautman and David Shealie Hautman and was preceded in death by six siblings, Anna Carol Hautman McWilliams, John Wesley Hautman, Frances Hautman Shaw, Sarah Hautman Wyche, Anne Hautman McKelvey and Nell Hautman Culpepper. Mr. Hautman's youngest sister, Charlie Ruth Hautman Hitson, lives in Covington.
An honorable member of the Greatest Generation, Mr. Hautman fought for his country in the Normandy and Ardennes campaigns as a sergeant in the 9th Airdrome Squadron of the Army Air Corps during World War II
. For 40 years, he worked in the building materials business as owner and manager of East Albany Lumber Company. He was an active member of the Albany Exchange Club since 1948, serving a term as general manager of the Exchange Club fair. Mr. Hautman's proudest service was to Byne Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent for many years.
Mr. Hautman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Griffin Hautman; three daughters and sons-in-law, Terree and Charlie Newberry of Gray, Cindi and Ken Brown of Dickson, Tennessee, and Dottie and Danny Jones of Statesboro; and 11 grandchildren, Kate Newberry, John Newberry (Suzanne), James Newberry, Kara Brown Herr (Niles), Joel Brown (Paige), Erin Brown Brewster (John), David Brown (Amanda), Russell Jones (Meredith), Adam Jones (Hailey), Bonnie Jones Ryckman (Jud) and David Jones (Maryanna). He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, Amelia and Charlotte Newberry, Griffin and Alana Herr, Kayden, Shepard and Jesse Brown, Brady and Jenna Brewster, Callie and Kameron Brown, Daniel Jones and Duncan and Portland Jones.
The family would like to express appreciation to the Albany Community Hospice and Palliative Care staff, especially to Leslie Sellers, and to care givers, Brenda Williams and Brooke Winge.
To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews' website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Mathews Funeral Home, Albany, GA, (229) 435-5657.
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