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David Paul Hafner, 64

David Paul Hafner, age 64, of Cabot, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  He was born in Maquoketa, Iowa on December 15, 1953.  He was a Taxidermist for 40 years. He loved his family and loved the outdoors.  He was preceded in death by his father, Albert William Hafner; mother, Valdene May Pooch; and step-father, DeLane Pooch.

David is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Wil Hafner (Amanda) of Casscoe, Arkansas; daughter, Lisa Hafner Fisher (CJ) of Allen, Texas; two grandchildren, Addie and Micah; and sisters, Maureen Blanchard, Mara Zimmerline, Elaine Berendes, Danna Martin, and Carol Myers.

Memorials may be made to any outdoors organization.

A celebration of life and time of visitation will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Stan Brown Posted March 15, 2018 6:02 PM

    To the Hafner Family, unfortunately I will be out of town playing with one of Davids favorite things judging a hunt test for reterivers. But my prayers and thoughts will be with you. I will truly miss him.

  • Bill Jones Posted March 15, 2018 6:17 PM

    It’s truly a shock and tragedy to lose a friend of 40 years- wishing the best for the family, associates, and all his friends- he will be missed.

  • Harold Hicks Posted March 15, 2018 6:25 PM

    To Pat, Will, Lisa and all of Dave’s family, words are never sufficient at such times. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dave since he came to Arkansas and can say he was as fine a man as any. We’ve visited many times around the shop at Fin Feather and Fur and I can’t imagine the void his passing will leave to all that have enjoyed his company and marveled at his talented work.

    My wish for all is that the pain of loss is only as long as is necessary and soon replaced with smile provided by good memories.

    Rest well with God, Dave.

  • Mark Zimmerman Posted March 15, 2018 6:30 PM

    Very sorry to hear about our loss , David was a great person and friend to all. He will be missed by all he had contact with.

  • Marty Davis Posted March 15, 2018 6:51 PM

    To the Hafner Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I had talked to Dave about his retirement the last couple years and I was excited for him to be able to hunt and fish more and spend more time with you all. You do have the peace of mind to know that he loved his craft. There is no way you could be so good at something and not truly love it. I will miss him.

  • Anita and Ronnie Ripple Posted March 15, 2018 7:07 PM

    Dave was always like family to me and my kids for many years. The one he always took care of while she worked for him over the many years was Anita, and I promise this broke her heart to hear this news. Our prayers are with the family, Dave Will be missed by all.

  • Bruce Bothne Posted March 15, 2018 8:08 PM

    I was raised with Dave across the street from me, he took me fishing, he showed me how his pigeons flew, he taught me about tumbles, rollers, and over all he was a good friend.

  • Chris Sears and Family Posted March 15, 2018 8:17 PM

    Hefner as I always called this great man will be truly missed. Dave I will thank of you ever time I look at one of the works of art that you have done for me over the years. Prayers for you and your family. Rest high on that Mountain ol Friend.

  • Bill McNeer Posted March 15, 2018 8:50 PM

    Pat I am truly so sorry. Dave was one of the good guys. God bless you and your beautiful family.

  • Wayne Shewmake Posted March 16, 2018 8:39 AM

    It is such a sad time, and we all will miss him, our prayers are with the family. I really enjoyed watching him and his family spending time together. Remembering those times you all spent together will leave you with some very special memories.

  • Emma Knotts Posted March 16, 2018 9:50 AM

    Prayers and Strength to you and your family. I feel your loss.

  • Chris Lenning Posted March 16, 2018 8:34 PM

    Have not seen Dave for many years, he was a highschool classmate. Dave was always a good friend, a very nice person that I still remember to this day. Sorry for your lost, he will be greatly missed.

  • Denny Stoner Posted March 17, 2018 7:59 AM

    To the Hafner family,I am deeply saddened by Dave’s passing,he was my high school classmate, my friend,my duck and pheasant hunting buddy, and a great man, I hope that some day him and I can chase some quail together n the great beyond.Please accept my prayers and best wishes to your entire family.

  • Doris White Szafranski Posted March 17, 2018 7:17 PM

    Deeply sadden by David’s passing prayers for the family .

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