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William David Dallas September 29, 1944 - September 17, 2023

Born: Friday Sep 29, 1944

Died: Sunday Sep 17, 2023

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William David Dallas “Papa Dave” age 78 passed away on Sunday September 17th 2023 at UNC Rockingham Rehab and Nursing Center in Eden, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation to be held one hour prior, from 1 – 2 pm. Military honors will follow on the front lawn of Fair Funeral Home by the Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard.

Papa Dave was born September 29, 1944 to the late J. William and Evelyn Dallas. He was a graduate of Wentworth High School in 1962. He attended Leaksville Moravian Church.  Papa Dave joined the US Air Force and served eight years with two tours in Vietnam and the island of Guam as a Mechanic Supervisor on C-130 Aircraft. Upon discharge from the US Air Force, he enrolled in Piedmont Aerospace Institute. After graduation he decided to settle back home in Eden with family and friends. He worked through his lifetime for Vanier Graphics, Miller Brewing and City of Eden.

Through the years, he was blessed with wonderful family, cherished friendships and enjoyed many valuable lifetime experiences playing golf, traveling to many beautiful locations with family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Amelia Whitley Dallas; son, Keith Dallas and wife, Michelle Sherwood Dallas; and grandsons, Will and Steven Dallas.
He was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his beautiful daughter, Angela Dallas; in-laws, John and Inza Whitley; brother, John Dallas; and sister, Mary Ann Howard; brother-in-law, Currie Whitley.

Memorial donations, may be made to the Leaksville Moravian Church, Hospice of Rockingham County, or the UNC Rockingham Nursing Center.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Keith & Family,  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  May God give  you  comfort and peace now and in the days 🙏  ahead.

Amanda & Ralph Bailey

Amelia and Keith and family, I am saddened to learn of David's passing. We shared some good memories together over the years, Bahama Mama. David was always the one that made everyone laugh. He was one you could count on if you needed help[. May God bring comfort to your family during this difficult time of loss and in the days ahead.


Tommy Griffin


Tommy Griffin
So sorry to to see the passing of Mr. Dallas.  My prayers and love are with you Amelia, Keith,& Michelle, as well as, his extended family and friends.
Peggy Dix
Amelia- so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
 Robert and Gladys DeHart
Gladys DeHart



Dear Amelia,

I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers will be for your and.your  family. My deepest sympathies to you all. 
Barbara Lee Bryan 

Barbara Lee Bryan

Dear Amelia,

I was so saddened to hear that your husband died.  You and your family will be in my prayers.

May God grant you comfort and peace.


Trisha Yount Kenner

Trisha Yount Kenner

Prayers to family and friends. David was a wonderful person and a good friend to my late husband. He will be missed.

Daphine Vernon

We mourn the loss of David Dallas and express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. I did not know Mr. Dallas but he was on the church's prayer list and we lifted him up in prayer each Sunday morning at church. We will continue to keep his family in our thoughts and prayers and ask God's presence to surround them in the days ahead. May He enfold you in His arms and give you comfort and sthength in the days ahead as you grieve your loss. Our loss is heaven's gain. 

Blessings to each one, 

Rev. Wayne Byerly

Interim Pastor

Leaksville Moravian Church

Rev. Wayne Byerly

Our deepest sympathy.  

Your Neighbors,

Roger and Nancy Snyder

Roger W Snyder

so very sorry for your lost. He was a good ma, father and husband. He will be missed. 

Carol Beasley

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