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David Earl “Squirrel” Bain, 59
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Mr. David Earl “Squirrel” Bain, 59, of McMinnville died Sunday, May 8. 

He was born Dec. 24, 1962 (he often quoted to those he was close to “my birthday’s coming up”), in McMinnville, was a self-employed nurseryman and provided lawncare services throughout the community. He grew up in the Dibrell and Short Mountain area, attended the People’s Baptist Church as a youth and later attended Friendship Baptist Church and Smartt First Baptist Church. Squirrel was often described as “One of a Kind.” He was a good judge of character, loved his family and children most of all, was proud to be a grandfather, and enjoyed aggravating those he cared most about. Mr. Bain was preceded in death by his parents Jack Smith Bain and Francis Irene Self Bain, brother Charles Lee Bain, sister Jackie Dianne Bain Roberts, and nephew Jacob King.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years Linda Taylor Bain, daughter Andrea Bain Hillis and her husband Chris Hillis, son Taylor Bain and his wife Morgan Thaxton-Bain, granddaughter Navie Michele Bain, brothers Joe Darrell (Tonya) Bain and Marlon Smith (Gail) Bain, special friend Cody Cantrell, many cherished friends and family members, and several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Johnny Paul Newby and Larry Self will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 11, 2022