June 19, 2022, 79, Waynesville –
It was at the first hour of the new morning on Sunday, June 19, 2022, that David S. Stentz, Jr. went home to be with the Lord.
Mr. Stentz was a native of Waynesville in the North Carolina mountains. His father was the late First Captain David S. Stentz, his mother, Haseltine “Hassie” Swift McDonald; and his step-dad, Owen R. “Pete” McDonald who was influential in his life.
Also, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robin McDonald, DDS.
With his musical abilities, Mr. Stentz had been a school music teacher and band leader, and had directed a local orchestra ensemble. He was a member of Mount Olive Presbyterian Church where he had been quite active in its ministries.
Mr. Stentz is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Daisy “Dee” Bryan Stentz, a native of Fayetteville; four children, David S. “Trip” Stentz III and wife, Billi, of Shannon; William Bryan Stentz and wife, Christy, of Rockingham, Charlotte Killian Stentz of Mount Olive, and Elizabeth “Buffy” S. Sargent and husband, Lee, of Seven Springs; grandchildren, Aaron, Alexis, Katlyn, David IV, Stedman, Erica, Jeremy, Sarah Beth, and Pete; great-grandchildren, Maylee and Emma, (with Jordan and Sienna on the way); a brother, Gregory McDonald and wife, Ruth, of Waynesville; a sister-in-law, Labinda Bryan (whose late husband was Dee’s brother, Jimmy Bryan); and several nieces and nephews.
A worship service to celebrate the life of David Stentz will be Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Presbyterian Church. Church pastor, Diane Knauf, will preside. Visitation with the family will follow the service in Baker Chapel Fellowship Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be made to Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, PO Box 158, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or to Cancer Research, specifically for skin cancer or sarcoma, both diseases which have affected this family.