David Gayland Rehbein, 74 years of age, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2022 in Huntsville, AL. David, the son of Mildred Whisenant Rehbein Ward, was born on June 11, 1948, in Guntersville, AL.
David served in the United States Army from 1967-1972, with tours of duty in South Korea and Vietnam. David served proudly and was always encouraging and respectful to every veteran that he met.
David had many different careers and achieved leadership status especially at Reliant Energy in Houston, Texas, as a certified OSHA safety trainer. His last job was for Frogg Toggs in Arab, AL, and he was highly valued and celebrated as a hard-working employee upon his retirement.
David love the Alabama Crimson Tide and loved collecting Roll Tide memorabilia. He was an avid reader of westerns and spy thrillers. David loved music, especially Elvis, and was known for his abilities in singing and dancing. David was most known for making people laugh. He loved to encourage people and was always doing good for others.
David was all about his family. David's first wife, Olga Gobble Rehbein, preceded him in death on August 10, 2010. They shared three sons: Greg Smithson of Hartselle, AL, Walter Holladay of Houston, TX, and Todd Holladay of Hartselle, AL; and two daughters: Kimberly Baggerly, of Pasadena, TX and Connie Morrow of Lacey's Spring, AL. David and Olga shared 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
David is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Whisenant Rehbein Ward, and his first wife, Olga Gobble Rehbein.
He is survived by his current wife, Brenda Rehbein and her children: Selena Fuller of Arab, AL; Pricilla Griffin, of Springfield, OH; Melissa Keen, of Boaz, AL; and 5 grandchildren, four brothers: Jack and his spouse, Joan, of Union Grove, AL; George and his spouse, Glenda, of Deer Park, TX; Paul Rehbein, of Union Grove, AL, and Jon Rehbein, and his spouse, Esther, of Moore, OK. David is also survived by one sister, Ceresa Beason, and her spouse, James Beason of Sierra Vista, AZ. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who claim him as their favorite uncle.
David lived a large life and leaves a great, empty space. He will be missed and forever cherished by all his family and friends until that glorious day of reunion in Heaven.
Memorial Service for David will be Saturday, July 23, 2022, graveside at Mt. Olive Church Cemetery at Morgan City, Alabama at 11:00 am.