He was a retired carpenter and painter. David's hobbies included fishing, playing chess and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Garland Terry Hales; and a great nephew, Gauge Owens.
Survivors include one sister, Ileasa Hales Owens of Crossett; five nieces, Tonya Owens of Star City, Bonnie Owens of Crossett, Alesha (Chris) Witschi of Gould, Kelly Hales of Oxford and Angel Owens Piper of Cleveland, GA; three nephews, Jacob (Tiffany) Owens of Monticello, Patrick Owens of Monticello and Garland Hales of Highland, TX; eight great nieces and seven great nephews.
Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Outlaw Cemetery in Bradley County, AR. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.