David “Cooney” Haynes, Sr., 81, of Nederland, died Sunday, Aug. 30. He was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Honey Island, to Elsie Flower and Ernie Haynes.
David retired from Texaco after 25 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran and coached little league baseball and junior league football. David enjoyed camping and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Haynes, of Nederland; sons, David Haynes, Jr. and his wife, Patti and Tim Haynes and his wife, Candy, all of Nederland and Joel Haynes and his wife, Lori, of Bridge City; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Joann Bailey and her husband, Don, of Missouri City and brothers-in-law, Roy L. Rodgers and Paul D Rodgers and his wife, Jayne, all of Sour Lake and Don Oberg and his wife, Sue, of Groves.
David is preceded in death by his parents; son, Ernie P. Haynes; daughter, Aleathea Bryce Tomlinson and sister, Paula Oberg.
A gathering of Mr. Haynes family and friends will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Broussard’s, with his committal to follow at 12:30 p.m., at Village Mills Cemetery, Highway 69 North, Village Mills.
Memorial contributions for Mr. Haynes’ may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284.