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David Oscar Bain

December 13, 1953 — November 6, 2020

David O. Bain, 66, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, passed away at his daughter’s home in Lyles, Tennessee after a 3-year battle with lymphoma. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late D. F. and Helen Pate Bain who were educators in the Metro Nashville Public School system. David graduated from Overton High School in 1971 and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in 1975. He obtained a master’s degree in sociology and another in business administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Returning to Nashville, David began a career in marketing research, working at McCann-Erickson. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1998 where he was a Vice President at Marketing Workshop in Norcross. David and his wife, Brenda Horne Bain, moved to Florida in 2015 where he worked remotely until 2017. Following retirement, he became a certified volunteer with SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer expert business mentors. David was active on several committees for Oceans 8 Condominiums where they resided. His pleasures included an occasional golf game, dancing, activities with friends and family, traveling and searching for new craft IPA beers. David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Kenneth Bain (Karen) Asheville, NC, and his first wife, Irene Carlisle-Bain. He is survived by his cherished family including wife, Brenda Horne Bain; daughter, Kym Tucker (Jeff) Lyles, TN; sons David Carlisle, Joelton TN and Bill Carlisle(Cathy) Joelton; grandchildren Khristyne Carlisle, Port Orange, FL; Brittany Manlove, Ridgetop, TN; Summer Brooke Manlove, Lyles TN; Brianna Perryman (James) Columbia, TN; Katie Tucker, Lyles, TN; Karah Carlisle, Dickson, TN and 10 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be posted at In an abundance of caution, there will be no formal memorial service until the threat of COVID-19 has abated. If desired, donations may be directed to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at If you prefer to donate to a local chapter, please use the website to locate one or call 888-557-7177.
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