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February 5, 2022
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"We are confident. I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him." II Corinthians 5: 8-9
David McKaywas the youngest child of was born on August 20, 1943, and departed this earthly life on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Carlyle's Senior Care Center in Mullins, South Carolina.
David grew up in Sellers and in his youth, attended New Mt. Zion AME Church in Sellers, South Carolina. He also attended the public school system in Latta, South Carolina. David was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a "shoot from the hip" kind of guy. In other words, he would tell it to you straight with no sugar-coasting even if it hurt. David never met a stranger.
Davis McKay had the uncanny ability to command an 18-wheeler truck to perform as he wanted. He was known in Sellers and the surrounding community as a Super Trucker. David could (and did) drive and 18-wheeler in reverse at top speed all the way from the railroad track on The Quarters to his mother's (Ruby McKay) house at the end of Slabtown Road. Even now people still say that he was the best truck driver ever. There are a lot of younger drivers right now, particularly from Sellers, who give credit to David a having influenced their decision to make truck driving their career.
David was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers/sisters-n-law: George and Ruth McKay, Jr., Alexander and Maxine McKay, and Cliff and Jean McKay, Ethyl and Anderson Jones, Mildred McKay Williams, Annette Kirby, Bill Murphy and Larry K. Buie.
David leaves to cherish fond memories ~ his wife of thirty-six years: Donna Ray McKay; seven sons: Timmy (Velma) Durant, David (Evelyn) Bethea, Lavonda McKay, Demetric Hayes, Stacy Howard, Roshell Jermaine (Marquita) Howard, and Myron Howard; four daughters: Joanne Prioleau, Varetta (Brian) Lowe, Sharon Miles and Donnette Howard; one sister: Bessie Murphy of Whiteville. NC; six brothers-n-law; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and the Town of Sellers at large.