David Vernon Honeycutt

David Vernon Honeycutt, 82, of Monett passed away Jan. 19, 2021 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield with family by his side.
Surviving are his wife, Lou Ellen Honeycutt; sons, Brad (Jennifer) Honeycutt of Greenville, Wis. and Rustin (Joy) Honeycutt of Hewitt, Texas; daughter, Diane Inman of Monett and seven grandchildren.
He was born June 28, 1938 in Sharp County, Ark., the oldest of 13 children born to Nathaniel Edward and Opal Lois (Whitman) Honeycutt. Surviving siblings are Loretta Mills, Viletta Lawson, James Honeycutt (Carole), Jerry Honeycutt (Denise), Michael Honeycutt (Kathy), Juanita Swartzel (Stanley), Glen Honeycutt (Karen), Sherman Honeycutt, Althea Honeycutt (Stan), Ken Honeycutt, Regina Caldwell (Stanley), and Trevor Honeycutt (Denise). He is also survived by his uncle Hen Honeycutt (Joyce) and aunts, Mary Marriot and Ava White (Charles.)
He attended high school in Maynard, Ark. followed by college at Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. He was drafted into the Army in 1962, serving two years in the Dental Corps at Fort Dix, N.J. on June 19, 1965, David and Lou Ellen McKechnie were united in marriage. He completed his undergraduate work at Missouri State University and attended UMKC School of Dentistry from 1967-1971. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Orthodontic Society. He was a student all of his life, completed eight years of training at the LD Pankey Institute, and was an apt and patient teacher. He served as staff dentist at St. Vincent’s and Cox Monett Hospital.
He was an active member of the community, serving on the Monett Chamber of Commerce, Monett R-1 Board of Education (past president), Monett Industrial Development Corp. (secretary for 25 years) and Monett Kiwanis Board and treasurer for 30 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #91 and the Monett Sportsman’s League and past member of the Monett Jaycee’s.
He was an active member of the Church of Christ wherever he lived, remaining a Bible student all of his life. He was presently a part of the Monett Church of Christ and had also been a part of the Cassville Church of Christ.
Private family services are planned with a Celebration of life service to be announced at a later date. A scholarship fund is being established and will be announced upon completion. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.


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