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Joseph David

June 13, 1928 November 10, 2017
Joseph David
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Funeral services for Joseph David, age 89, will be held at 2 P.M., Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North Zulch, Texas. Pastor Randall Smith will officiate the service, and interment will follow in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. A brief visitation will be held from 12 Noon until 2 P.M. prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Joseph David was born on June 13, 1928 in Lafayette, Louisiana. His parents were Joseph Dudley and Dorothy (Landry) David. Joseph entered the Merchant Marines when he was fifteen and joined the Navy when he was seventeen. He moved to Normangee in 1952 where he owned and operated a Dairy for ten years. In 1965, he moved his family to League City where they resided until 1980. During that time, Joseph flew solo in 1978 and received his pilot’s license. In 1980, Joseph moved back to Normangee where resided until his death. He was a manager of the Madison County Water District, and the City Manager for the City of Normangee from 1980-1985. Joseph was also awarded “Man of the Year” for the City of Normangee in 1985. He was a very creative and talented craftsman and helped design the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Parsonage and Parish Hall, of which he was also a longtime member. Joseph passed away on November 10, 2017 in Franklin, Texas. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers, Clifford & Donald David and sister, Jeanie David.

Survivors include wife, Margaret David of Normangee; son, Joe Alvin “Butch” David & wife, Susie, of Chandler, AZ; daughter, Brenda Streater & husband, Darrell, of Marquez and special friends, Noris Theiss, Gladys Watson & John Wolfington. Joseph is also survived by grandchildren, Rachel Streater, Joey David & Jeff David and great grandchildren, Luke, Lila, George & Charlie David.

Pallbearers are John Turner, Larry Adcock, Larry Grimes, David Martin, David Kelley & Mark Schusler. Honorary pallbearers are George Stokes, Pastor Loeschman, Pastor Harris, Darrell Streater & Jim Baumgartner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, 5084 Church Ln., North Zulch, TX 77872.

Madisonville Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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Visitation

Monday

13

Nov

12:00 PM 11/13/2017 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/13/2017 2:00:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

5084 Church Lane
North Zulch, TX 77872

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
5084 Church Lane North Zulch 77872 TX
United States

Service

Monday

13

Nov

2:00 PM 11/13/2017 2:00:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

5084 Church Lane
North Zulch, TX 77872

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
5084 Church Lane North Zulch 77872 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

5084 Church Road
North Zulch, TX 77872

5084 Church Road North Zulch 77872 TX
United States
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