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Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN

OBITUARY

David Richard Hoal

July 25, 1959June 3, 2019
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David Richard Hoal of Collierville, TN passed away at his home on Monday, June 3, 2019. Born in Windsor, NY on July 25, 1959, he was the son of Patricia (Hughes) and Richard Hoal. David attended primary school in Windsor, NY and then graduated from State University of New York at Brockport in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. There he met his wife of 37 years, Alice (DeSisto) Hoal. They married in Amsterdam, NY on May 29, 1982.

David worked as a sales associate for 84 Lumber in Kirkwood, NY, before moving to Washington, PA, and taking a position at the 84 Lumber Corporate Headquarters as a computer programmer in 1983. In 1985, David and Alice moved to Clay, NY where David began working as programmer for Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, NY. He later became a senior systems analyst for the company, along with becoming the proud father of two wonderful children: Christopher and Valerie.

After 10 years, in 1995 David and his family moved to Collierville, TN where he began work as a system analyst at Carrier’s largest plant. David later took the role of IT Manager. While at Carrier he earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming and his Masters of Business Administration.

He coached T-ball games for both his children, but his passion was working as an assistant Scout Leader in both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 56, which he did for 12 years culminating in the day his son Christopher received his Eagle Scout Award.

David was an outdoorsman at heart, while his hobbies included fishing, boating, camping, handy work, and house repair. He was a dedicated family man, and a natural father. David was generous with his time and money, and was happiest when he was helping others. He was an active member of the Handy Man Ministry of Collierville United Methodist Church and helped establish the church’s Neighborhood Resource Center.

David is survived by his wife, Alice and two children, Christopher and Valerie, as well as his sister Nancy McGorman and his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by his sister Janice Kelly.

Memorial services will be held 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 11th 2019 at Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 W Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017. Reverend Deborah Suddarth will officiate the service and refreshments will be served afterwards. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CUMC Handy Man Ministry.

  • FAMILY

  • Alice Hoal, Wife
  • Christopher and Valerie, Children
  • Nancy McGorman, Sister
  • He also leaves his nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, Patricia (Hughes) and Richard Hoal, David is predeceased by his sister Janice Kelly.
  • DONATIONS

  • CUMC Handy Man Ministry

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memories

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Doug Baxter

June 11, 2019

On the lighter side of Dave:
Dave and I worked together for many years and we were a really good team when we worked together on a project that required both of us.
We became good friends and helped each other work through a lot of things over the years.

The memory of Dave that really sticks out is on the lighter side and shows the fun side of Dave.
Although we could be professional when we wanted to , or needed to, really the memories that stick out are the times we tried to one-up on pranks and practical jokes.
Each morning, if you were the second person in, you slowly opened every door and every drawer in your desk. You really never knew what the other person had hidden somewhere.
David liked the TV series “The Office” and got a lot of his material from that show. I came in one morning and found my name plate, stapler, pens, and other objects sitting in a pan of Jell-O.

Another day, I came in and my safety shoes were taped to my white board. The spot still remains on my white board where the backing came off the white board when I pulled the shoes off.

Many fun days!
Dave will be missed, but is always in our memories!

joan budinski

June 10, 2019

I worked with Dave at Carrier in East Syracuse. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our prayers and condolences. Jim and Joan Budinski

Priscilla Ksionzyk

June 9, 2019

David and Alice as a couple have done so much good for many people. My sister had a situation where a nasty ex slashed two of her car tires. I had posted on Facebook a request for two used tires as she could not afford tires. They contacted me and I purchased the tires and they sent me a check to cover the cost. I have since paid it forward and always think of them. This entire family is a symbol of what our nation should be and act like. David instilled values and walked the walk and talked the talk. You will always be in my heart,
Love, Priscilla Ksionzyk, Windsor, NY

Vignesh Ramkumar

June 8, 2019

I wanted share something really personal and how thankful me and my family are to Dave. On Apr 2014, 4 years back, Our Visa extensions were denied and we had about 14 days to return back to India. We were so shocked, dissapointed, tensed not knowing what the future will hold. During the time my wife was 4 months pregnant. Dave was my IT manager then. He spoke to several teams got approvals for me to take the laptop to work from India. He told me to stay calm and take my time to work out things out.

At around 6 months after working from India, after my daughter was born, I was extremely confused as to whether I need to return to the US due to fact that immigration was quite unpredictable. Dave spoke to me and told me about the opportunties in the US and projects he had in line. He spoke to my bosses at NTT and almost forced them to apply a work visa for me immediately.

I am extremely thankful (in-debted) to him for not only providing me with opportunities in my career but also helping us during our most difficult times.

Our thoughts and Prayers with you and your family.

Chris Hoal

June 7, 2019

This was the day Dad asked Mom if she would marry him all over again.

Chris Hoal

June 7, 2019

Regular dinner parties with Tony and Donna Branham and Tom and Debra Berger. (The kids had to play upstairs.)

Chris Hoal

June 7, 2019

Dad and the Carrier IT crew from 2015.

Tracie Martin

June 7, 2019

David was a beautiful baby and a neat little boy. We saw him most often at our grandparent's cottage on the Susquehanna river. When we matured, we shared an interest in family history. He will be greatly missed by his Windsor relatives.

Steph Drouillard

June 7, 2019

Dave was my client and friend for 16 years. We had some amazing conversations over time and he was a very kind soul.

I know he will be missed.

Linda (Hoal) Drain

June 7, 2019

Dave was my youngest cousin, just a toddler when I married. His sister Nancy was one of my flower girls, as I had been in Dave’s Parents wedding.
We kept in contact at Christmas with cards and always a new photo of Chris and Val
He was really into our family genealogy and we exchanged memories of what we remembered
Dave messaged me a few weeks ago all excited about their big move to FL
It doesn’t seem real that he is gone...such a tragedy, but all in God’s plan.
Dave must have finished what God had for him and now will hear “well done, good and faithful servant”
Alice, Chris, Val : you are all in my prayers as you absorb all this and don’t forget all the good memories
Love
Linda

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Biography

David Richard Hoal of Collierville, TN passed away at his home on Monday, June 3, 2019.
Born in Windsor, NY on July 25, 1959, he was the son of Patricia (Hughes) and Richard Hoal.
David attended primary school in Windsor, NY and then graduated from State University of New York at Brockport in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. There he met his wife of 37 years, Alice (DeSisto) Hoal. They married in Amsterdam, NY on May 29, 1982.

David worked as a sales associate for 84 Lumber in Kirkwood, NY, before moving to Washington, PA, and taking a position at the 84 Lumber Corporate Headquarters as a computer programmer in 1983.
In 1985, David and Alice moved to Clay, NY where David began working as programmer for Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, NY. He later became a senior systems analyst for the company, along with becoming the proud father of two wonderful children: Christopher and Valerie.

After 10 years, in 1995 David and his family moved to Collierville, TN where he began work as a system analyst at Carrier’s largest plant. David later took the role of IT Manager. While at Carrier he earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming and his Masters of Business Administration.

He coached T-ball games for both his children, but his passion was working as an assistant Scout Leader in both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 56, which he did for 12 years culminating in the day his son Christopher received his Eagle Scout Award.

David was an outdoorsman at heart, while his hobbies included fishing, boating, camping, handy work, and house repair. He was a dedicated family man, and a natural father. David was generous with his time and money, and was happiest when he was helping others. He was an active member of the Handy Man Ministry of Collierville United Methodist Church and helped establish the church’s Neighborhood Resource Center.

David is survived by his wife, Alice and two children, Christopher and Valerie, as well as his sister Nancy McGorman and his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by his sister Janice Kelly.

Memorial services will be held 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 11th 2019 at Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 W Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017. Reverend Deborah Suddarth will officiate the service and refreshments will be served afterwards. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CUMC Handy Man Ministry.