David R. Delatour

July 25, 1987January 1, 2011

David Russell Delatour, age 23, departed this world to join his Savior on January 1, 2011 in his home in University Park, Texas. David was born in Dallas, Texas on July, 25 1987. He lived in University Park all of his life and attended Hyer Elementary, HPMS, and Highland Park High School. He graduated from Bending Oaks High School in 2006. David was completing studies at Oklahoma State University.

David is survived by his parents, John and Ann Delatour, his beloved sister, Mary Grace Delatour, his grandparents, Russ and Grace Delatour and Mary and Glen Hoffman, his uncles and his aunts and their children, Tom and Grace Delatour and his children Walker and William and their mother, Marji Crawford , Bill and Lisa Delatour and their children Bobby, Callie and Sarah, Greg, and Patricia Hoffman and their children Hilary, Michael, and Rebecca, Kathy and John Bilello (David’s godfather) and their children John and Kerri, Steven and Leesa Hoffman, and Mark Hoffman and David’s godmother, Michelle Carter Dunlap. He was preceded in death by Bobby and Callie’s mother, Coleen Delatour.

David will be remembered for his outgoing fun loving nature and his sense of humor. He never met a stranger and had a smile that was nothing less than contagious. He loved his friends and family dearly.

Services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2:30pm at Highland Park United Methodist Church, located at Mockingbird Ln. and Hillcrest Rd.

In lieu of flowers, David’s family requests that donations be made in David’s memory to The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer.

Dear Dave, at peace with the Lord you served, you will be deeply missed by all.


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011


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Ed Wilson

January 11, 2011

Johnie, My Mom and I am very sorry for your loss.

Leesa and Steve Hoffman

January 9, 2011

Ann and Johnny,
I'm sitting here, thinking about David. About how he used to wear his little red fireman's hat. And how you, Ann, allowed him to continue wearing it, for what seems like a couple of years to protect his head, as he seemed to always run where ever he was going and would inevitably bump his forehead on a regular basis. I am remembering his loving, warm and smiling face and personality when we were blessed to have him here with us at Christmas. These thoughts bring a smile to my face.

When I think about the fact that we won't be sharing holidays, family get together's, birthdays... I find myself in such a sad state. He was, and still is, very loved by Steve and I.

He will be so missed by many and what a blessing for him that he was loved by so many. I remember thinking of David just after Christmas and daydreamed of what a lucky young woman was going to be to have him as a husband. I don't think I have ever known such a warm, loving, caring and genuine young man as David. You and Johnny should be proud to have raised such a young man. A truly incredible person.

Please know that you all are in our prayers and if there is anything needed, we are just around the corner.

With much love in our hearts,
Leesa and Steve Hoffman

Rosie Franz Peterson

January 6, 2011

John and I are praying for your family. I wish I could have known David. I know he must have been a loving and kind person just like his mom!

With deep sympathy,

January 6, 2011

Hi Ann and John, I am so sorry to hear. I wish I would have stayed in touch with my best friend!! Then maybe I could of been there for you. I know how hard this must be and I pray for you and your family. God's love, Helen Greer (Morrison)

January 5, 2011

We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety; this is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends. But we need have no such fears. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed.

Michelle Mitchell

January 5, 2011

John, Ann and Mary Grace
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Words seem so hollow at a time like this but my heart is breaking for you all and I will be praying for each of you. Much love

January 5, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss, we will remember David the last time we saw him, walking down the street of Creede. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marian Thomasson Jurgensen and family

January 5, 2011

John and Ann, I am very sorry to hear about David. You are in Charlotte and my thought and prayers.

Douglas, Sylvia Scott

January 5, 2011

I am very saddened to hear of the loss of your son. I used to work at Regency, John, don't know if you remember (Sylvia Scales Scott). You are all in our prayers. Douglas and Sylvia Scott

Trenton Matthiesen

January 5, 2011

John, Ann, and Mary my heart and prayers go out to you. It broke my heart to hear David was leaving us. I know it hurts worse for you. May God's peace surround you at this time.

Trenton and Christi Matthiesen