MOUNT VERNON — Richard D. “Dave” Bayless, 62, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday evening, Dec. 2, 2017, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Wade on Aug. 26, 1955, to the late Richard D. Bayless and Ruth Ann (Kiggans) Bayless Blundell.

Dave graduated in 1973 from the Knox County Joint Vocational School and was a self-employed concrete mason.

Dave is survived by his daughters, Jessica (Shawn) Schwarcz, Erica Bayless and Jennifer Bayless of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn (Roger) Williamson of Dallas, North Carolina, Marilyn (Randy) Tate of Fort Meade, Florida, Donna (Red) Monroe of Washington, West Virginia, Joyce Guthrie of Hobe Sound, Florida, Sandra (Ronnie) Baliles of Turtletown, Tennessee, Billie Jo Stover of Andrews, North Carolina and Barbara (Mike) Baker of Murphy, North Carolina; step mother, Shirley Bayless; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by a nephew, Jason Newton.

In keeping with Dave’s wish, the family will have a private service.

The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard D. “Dave” Bayless.


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