Manager - Funeral Director & Embalmer
David started in the funeral profession in 1973, he attended California College of Mortuary Science. He became licensed as an embalmer and funeral director in 1978 in California, where he served his apprenticeship. He managed Stetler Mortuary for 15 years and Santa Paula Cemetery for 4 years. He and his wife relocated to North Carolina in 2002, settling in Barnardsville. Since then, he has managed firms in Asheville, Marshall and Mars Hill. David has been with Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home since 2005, serving the families of Yancey County for over 10 years.
David and his wife share 3 children together: Elsa, Hillary and Erick, along with one granddaughter, Kaydance. In his spare time, he raises and trains Australian Shepherds, competing them in agility, herding and conformation.