OBITUARY

David Carroll Litsinger

May 5, 1943July 12, 2021

David Carrol Litsinger, 78 of Austin, TX, born May 5th 1943, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, on July 12, 2021. David lived a life in service to others; first as a Boy Scout, then as Sgt. in the US Air Force, and then retiring from the US Postal Service. David was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Born May 5, 1943, David grew up in Lynwood, CA. He spent much of his childhood backpacking, hiking, and camping which instilled in him an enduring love of nature and exploring that he passed down to the next generations.

During his time in the United States Airforce, from 1961-1969, he served in Shemya AFS AK, Denang RVN, Osan AB Korea, and Kelly AFB San Antonio Texas. He was proud of his service and later became an active life member with VFW post 8925 here in Austin.

In the early 70's he studied various sciences and education at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 1981 he married Rebecca Ann Floyd Litsinger at South Austin Baptist Church. The couple celebrated their 40th anniversary this year, and have three children together, and three grandchildren.

David shined as a father outdoors, where he took his children camping, hiking, and spelunking. He taught them about native plants, wildlife, and survival skills. Given his love for all creatures, David had many non-traditional housepets over the years, including snakes, turtles, lizards, and the occasional caiman. He leaves behind his best bud Boris, an elderly dog who David wished to be laid to rest with.

David was a lifelong learner, an avid collector, and always had a few jokes ready to go. His email signature block always included the line “Ignorance knows no bounds”.

David spent much of his free time researching and learning about the various family trees and he has been one of the most influential persons to document and share information about the various family lines.

David was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ardell Litsinger. His memory will be carried on by his brother Richard Litsinger and wife Leslie, children Timothy Litsinger, Elizabeth Litsinger and wife Tracy, and Rachael Litsinger and wife Sheeanna. He has 3 grandchildren: Grace, Lilyanna, and Quinn, and many cousins.

David will be remembered for his love of family and the grandkids especially, love of anything outdoors, animals, and especially his wife Becky. He will forever be missed.

A memorial service will be held for the family at VFW Post 8925, 8706 FM812, Austin, TX 78719 in the next coming weeks.

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Bill Sparks

July 21, 2021

It was my privilege to be David’s pastor at South Austin Baptist Church and a special privilege to have been the pastor to perform their wedding. David was a special guy and a faithful member. God bless you Becky and all the rest of the family.

Liz Litsinger

July 20, 2021

Dad was a great guy with a big heart. We didn't always realize the way he loved us but we know he did. He's a special kind of guy to show up whenever you need him and the times you didn't know you did. His quirks and dorky jokes will be missed, but Dad will especially. Thanks for all the memories and lessons. You'll always be one of a kind. <3

Lesa Swyers

July 20, 2021

I remember David loving Becky more than anyone!
We all wish for that kind of love in our lifetime but every few of us experience it!
Thank you David for giving Becky a very meaningful and memorable life she would not have had without you❣

Anita Litsinger Allen

July 16, 2021

So sorry to hear about the death of David. He is a distant cousin of mine on my father's side. I recently saw a post on Facebook that he had written. I did not know that he was ill. So sorry for your loss. My family sends condolances to your family.

Anita Litsinger Allen

Robert Barker

July 16, 2021

I was in College at UT around 1983 and met David at our monthly Scanner meetings at the downtown library. He always has Becky with him and the kids. David knew a lot about Austin and his history and we kept up once in awhile with radio stuff including that surf park that really never got going by his house. I knew he was at the post office many years and then a security guard after that. He was very adamant on Austin having a Monorail which I am too. I will miss him. I wish I had kept in better touch.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY