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David Everett Hayter Sr.

April 16, 1944 – February 9, 2018


Hayter obit photo2David Everett Hayter Sr. age 73, of Monroe, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2018, after a five year battle with lung cancer. He had been seriously ill for the past year.


Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Rupp Funeral Home. Pastor Harold Raines and Pastor Gary Pickrell of Monroe Full Gospel Church will officiate. In accordance with Dave’s wishes, cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.


Born April 16, 1944 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Keith A. and Anna M. (Burt) Hayter. Dave attended Monroe High School, graduating with the class of 1963. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann Gray, December 12, 1964 at Grace Lutheran Church. Dave worked for Tecumseh Products as a laborer for thirty-five years, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed league bowling with his wife; fishing the River Raisin by Soldiers and Sailors Park; playing poker; cookouts with his family; and watching University of Michigan football, Detroit Lions football and Detroit Tigers baseball games. Dave deeply cherished time spent with his children and especially his grandchildren.


Hayter Obit PhotoTo cherish his memory, David leaves his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Mary Ann; two daughters, Belinda (James) Phelan and Amy Marie Hayter-Barbier both of Monroe; one brother, Eugene Hayter; two sisters, Jo Ann Bailey of Monroe and Beverly (Roland) Laura of Flat Rock, Michigan; six grandchildren: David Hayter III, James Phelan Jr., Christopher Hayter, Matthew Phelan, Breanne Hayter and Aaron Phelan; and sixteen great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his son, David Hayter Jr. in May of 2012, five brothers and three sisters.


Memorial contributions in David’s memory are suggested to the family to assist with funeral expenses.


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One Response to David Everett Hayter Sr.

  • Marie says:

    I’m so very sorry for the loss. I know this is a very difficult time losing such a wonderful person. God sees what you are going through and he knows of your deep heartache and the many tears you’ve shed and he wants to sustain you in the days ahead. He talks to us through the pages of the Bible. At 2 Corinthians 4:7 it says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal,” to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that you will no longer cry or that you will forget, but it means he will help you regain strength because of the hope he had written down. When Jesus was on earth he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus. His heart was pained by their great sadness that he cried (John 11:35). It so moved him to take action and resurrect Lazarus. When he did, everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back with them. This example is to hopefully give you assurance that he will also resurrect David. Jesus Christ talked about this hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.” Jesus was referring to the resurrection as the hope that can help anchor you. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, this hope of seeing your David again is what God wants to give you now to help keep you from drowning in overwhelming sadness. Also a scripture at Job 14:14, 15 says that those asleep in the grave will wake up. The earth will then be filled with happy, healthy people who will never get sick, grow old, or pass away ever again. (Psalms 37:39) May you find comfort in knowing this and that God has a longing to conquer that enemy of death by means of the resurrection (Revelation 21:4) so you can be happy again.

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