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David Steven Lancaster, Sr.

December 20, 1953 ~ March 14, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

David Lancaster, Sr. Obituary

David Steven Lancaster, Sr., 69 passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 after a hard-fought and lengthy battle with cancer.  David is survived by his wife of 16 years, Donna Riley Lancaster of the home.  David was the son of the late Luke Lancaster and Ruby Lister Hensley and the son-in-law of Jane Hyder Riley and the late Walter “Bud” Riley.


David served his country in the US Army, rank at discharge E5, training many Rangers at Frank D. Merrell, Mountain Ranger Camp in Dahlonega, GA.  He also served in Germany, South Korea and the Vietnam Era.  He retired July 2019, from the Service Department of Benson Nissan of Spartanburg and was a member of The Shop of Spartanburg, motorcycle club.  As a member of Drayton Baptist Church, David cherished his church family.


In addition to his wife, David is survived by his children, David S. Lancaster, II, MD (Jennifer) of Charlotte NC, Brittany M. Brown (Kyle) of Chesnee SC and Dustin J. Smith of Moore SC; grandchildren Hayden, Luke and Ben Lancaster, Addison and Easton Brown.  Sister Elaine Pritchard and brother Lanny Lancaster; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Sonny Lancaster.


Visitation will be 1:30 – 2:30pm, Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Drayton Baptist Church.  Funeral service will follow at 2:30pm, conducted by Rev. David Frost. 

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, escorted by The Shop of Spartanburg and Virginia.  All biker friends of David are welcome to ride in the procession to Sunset.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg or Drayton Baptist Church, PO Box 357, Drayton SC  29333.


A special thank you for the love, support, prayer and understanding to Tony Benson, Ray Burrell and the employees of Benson Nissan of Spartanburg, the Physicians and employees of Spartanburg Nephrology Associates and to David’s Oncologist, Dr. Kim Yee and the entire support team at Prisma Cancer Center.   Along with so many other family and friends, this journey was made less difficult by each of you. 



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March 19, 2023

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Drayton Baptist
1645 Fernwood Glendale Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307

Funeral Service
March 19, 2023

2:30 PM
Drayton Baptist
1645 Fernwood Glendale Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307


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