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David Richard Betz


Last updated 12/2/2013 at 9:36am

David Richard Betz

David Richard Betz, 75, of Brevard, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.

He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Mecklenburg County to the late Edward P. Betz and Lucille Branson Betz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael P. Betz.

He was a member of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and elder and was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

He was a former life member of the Brevard Elks Lodge #1768 and was a current life member of the Hendersonville Elks Lodge #1616.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn T. Betz; one son, Chris Betz, of Blacksburg, Va .; one daughter, Carla Betz Allen and her husband, Jim, of Morganton, N.C .; two sisters, Carolyn Tice and her husband, Jim, of Alexandra, Va. and Judith Bronfman, of New York City, N.Y., and five grandchildren, Emma, Eli, Addie, Glen, and Jay.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Keith Thompson and the Honor Guard for Veterans of Transylvania County.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

The family requests that friends send a remembrance of him as they are compiling a book, to cjallen301@aol. com or

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, or TRH Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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