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David Sledge Sartin (1933-2018)
David Sledge Sartin, 84, of Providence, Caswell County, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. Born August 28, 1933, in Caswell County, son of the late David Henry Sartin and Mary Ema Sledge Sartin. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty English Motley Sartin; a son, David Sledge Sartin, Jr. and wife, Jane; two grandsons, David Sledge Sartin, III and Daniel Motley Sartin; and sister, Ruby Sartin Hovatter and husband, Gerald. He is also survived by a number of beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Fannie Sartin Hodges and husband, James A. Hodges.
David graduated from Bartlett Yancey High School where he played football and was President of the Student Council. He graduated from N.C. State University with a BA degree in Animal Science. While in college he was a charter member and a brother of the Nu Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity serving as Vice Noble ruler. He was also a member of the Air Force ROTC. Receiving his officer's commission, he serve his country in Texas and Japan from 1955-58 achieving the rank of Captain. In 1962 he was named North Carolina's Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. He was a devoted family man and friend to everyone he met. He was a partner with his father in Ole Oak Farms with tobacco and dairy cattle and later with his son and grandsons. He was active in the founding of Piedmont Academy, and with Providence Fire and Rescue, Inc. fund raising events, supporter of local 4 H and FFA organizations.
A funeral service will be held at Providence Baptist Church, 5762 Walter's Mill Road at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018. Military Honors will be performed by VFW Post 7316 of Yanceyville, N.C. Special appreciation is given to Doris Hamlett and Rhonda Day for their loving care. The family will receive friends at the residence, 3404 Park Springs Road, Providence, N.C. Memorials may be made to Providence Fire and Rescue, Inc. P.O. Box 93, Providence, NC 27315. Townes Funeral Home, 215 West Main Street, is serving the Sartin family. Online condolences can be made atwww.townesfuneralhome.com