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David L. Hallaxs

August 25, 1937 — December 28, 2021

David L. Hallaxs Sr (Bud), 84 of Battle Creek, MI, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 28 December 2021. He was born in Battle Creek, MI, joined the Navy to see the world. During his time in the service, he married the love of his life and sweet heart Susan Marie (Thurston), wife of 63 years. His adventures in the Navy included the Cuban Missile Crisis, and 6 tours in Viet Nam. As he put it, "He sailed half way around the world". After his worldly adventures he and his family returned to Battle Creek. He was employed by Palmer and Green Appliance service, Stouffer Hotel, St Mary's Lake Rehabilitation Center, and retired from Tokai Rika. His joys of wood working and fishing was a great part of his life. His wood working skill and perfection was of great importance to him. He enjoyed fishing; 'what fishing stories can be told'. Pike fishing in the Battle Creek River was his favorite place to fish. An additional hobby, model building included the Cutty Sark replica with complete rigging.

Bud is survived by his: wife, Susan (Susie) Marie Hallaxs (Thurston): his sons; US Army, 1SG, retired David L. (Mary) Hallaxs Jr., Air Force Veteran SSgt Victor A. (Laura) Hallaxs. His daughter, Belinda (Kiger) J. (David) Dowding. Grand Children; Heather (MGySgt Marc) Watson, Sarah (Jay) Burson, Hunter Ashley (Boo kid) Dowding, Savannah (Eric) Burton. Great Grand Children; Cadance, Victoria, Evelynn Marie, Sylvie, and Trey. Nephew Brian (Desire) Hallaxs.
Dave was predeceased by: His dad Samuel E. Hallaxs, mom Ernie Hallaxs (Wrench) and brother Ronald (Ronnie/Ron) (Verna) Hallaxs; nephew Vincent Hallaxs; Dave's four-legged fur buddy "Duffy".
Dave's final words would likely be "God Bless you", "It's never Good Bye; It is, until we meet again", "Damn the torpedoes Full Speed Ahead", "just like putting socks on a rooster", "…since Moby Dick was a sardine", and "Gonna go rest my bones".

Funeral services will be on January 4th, 2022 at 12:00pm at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care with internment to follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of David may be placed at

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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