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David Vernon Liner

May 29, 1941 — December 9, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

David Vernon Liner

Bermuda Run, North Carolina – David Vernon Liner passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on December 9, 2023 at the age of 82 following a spirited battle to continue living with leukemia.  A retired attorney, devoted husband and father, and a doting grandfather, he left a cache of memories for those fortunate enough to know him and a lasting legacy in the nine grandchildren he adored and tirelessly fought to see mature. 

David was born in High Point, North Carolina to Reverend and Mrs. Roy Samuel Liner on May 29, 1941.  He spent his youth in Charlotte and Greensboro, where his love of sports emanated from his early success as a basketball player for Grimsley High School.  After graduation, David attended Wake Forest University earning a Bachelor’s degree in biology in 1963.  His love for children and thirst for knowledge led him to spend the next year teaching academically gifted children math and science before dedicating two years to traveling as an ambassador for the Atomic Energy Commission.  Wandering was not David’s ambition.  An excellent communicator, he returned to Wake Forest University in 1966 and entered law school to fulfill his passion for helping others.  Graduating with his Juris Doctor degree in 1969, David began practicing law in Winston-Salem and maintained great success in private practice until his retirement in 2012.  Although retired, he resolved to remain current and committed to the evolving changes in the practice of law, ultimately retiring his license after 50 years.

David met the love of his life in 1986.  He and Sallye enjoyed 32 years together, often sharing that their lives were “rewritten” on May 19, 1991 when they joined their families together.  The success of their marriage came from a mutual admiration and devotion to supporting one another in their roles in their home and careers.  In the early years of their marriage, they spent countless hours dedicated to their teenage children.  While Sallye was present to cheer, you would always find David standing proudly at the top of any stands with a video camera in his hand.  The pride he felt for their three children extended to his wife in her professional accomplishments, often calling their children to report “his buttons were popping off”.  Content in his home, David knew of Sallye’s love for travel.  He was a phenomenal historian and used his expertise to plan many unforgettable adventures that took the two of them across America and abroad.  With nine athletic grandchildren, David and Sallye’s travels turned to local fields and gyms again in recent years.  No matter the destination, they always enjoyed the journey the most.  For those that witnessed their daily love for one another, it was a beautiful example of a marriage that was rewarding, gratifying, joyful, and secure, with each day ending by exchanging the vow, “I loved you all day.”    

Of all the titles he earned, his greatest delight was the title of Popi.  For 18 years he has basked in the successes of his nine grandchildren from their first steps to their accomplishments on and off the fields.  As most grandparents do, he was always eager to share his latest “button popping” moment with anyone who would listen.  Popi’s quick wit and humor extended to his relationship with each of “his nine” through fun banter, quotable reminders, and adoring nicknames.  His affection for them eventually led him to label them the Magnificent Nine, cementing his legacy with a grand title as only a Popi would do.  In his own words, “The nine grands have given me the ultimate joy, contentment, and pride.”       

David is survived by his loving wife, Sallye; children, Marcus David (Sabrina), Jason Matthew (Melissa), and Lindsey Michelle Bouchard (Chief Master Sergeant Nathan Bouchard, USAF); his nine grandchildren, Olivia Bouchard, Chase Liner, Addison Bouchard, Jackson Liner, Graham Liner, Anthony Liner, Camilo Liner, Allye Bouchard, and Sevastian Liner; brother, Dale Liner (Peggy); and sister, Deborah Loftis (Ronald).  He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Family will receive visitors on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 6-8 pm at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Silas Creek Chapel.  A funeral service will be held at Ardmore Baptist Church on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 2 pm followed by a private, family entombment at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons, NC.

Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home of Winston-Salem has been entrusted by the Liner family with the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated if made to Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  Online condolences are welcomed at www.hayworth-miller.com.    

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Visitation

Thursday, December 14, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Silas Creek Chapel - Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes & Crematory

3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

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Entombment

Friday, December 15, 2023

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