David Malcom Bruton, 73, of Hamlet, passed away surrounded by his loving family Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.
David was a son of the late Moses Franklin and Carolyn Green Bruton, born March 4, 1950. David was born and raised in Troy, North Carolina.
Along with his parents, David is preceded in death by his brothers, Oscar and Frankie Bruton.
David was a hard-working man. He graduated from North Carolina State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Technology. After his academic success, he would go on to work for several years at Wade Manufacturing as an industrial engineer.
When David wasn’t at work, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. As the years went by, and it became harder for him to enjoy fishing, he still held on to his love of hunting. Along with hunting, David was an avid firearms collector. Among the many guns he loved, he favored the Savage 99.
David is survived by his wife, Marsha Bruton, of the home; son, Johnny Johnson (Jessica), of Hamlet; grandchildren, Savannah Johnson (Brandon) and Damien Keell (Sonya); great-grandchildren, Daxton, Aubrii and Ada. David also leaves behind many longtime friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, at Eastside Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Griffin officiating.
In addition to flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made out to either East Rockingham United Methodist Church at 490 Mill Road, Rockingham, NC 28379; or Liberty Hospice at 300 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Online condolences can be made at watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Bruton family.