OBITUARY

David Benjamin McCall III

January 24, 1947March 28, 2020

On the morning of March 28th, David Benjamin McCall, III of Plano died at the age of 73. David was born in Dallas to Nellie and David McCall on January 24th, 1947.

He attended public schools in Plano, and went on to earn a Bachelors and law degree from Baylor University, where he later served on the Board of Regents. Upon graduation, he returned to his beloved hometown to set up a law firm. He practiced law in Collin County for 48 years.

His love of the community is evidenced by his active involvement at all levels of city, county and state government. Early on, he was elected Chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board, and was named Plano’s Citizen of the Year. He served on the Baylor Hospital Board of Directors—and, many more, too numerous to list.

Most important, Dave loved people, and people loved Dave. He befriended all whose path he crossed: waitresses, window washers, Governors, and court reporters— treating each as important and special. His easy laugh was constant and those who found themselves around him would soon smile, or laugh.

Dave was a kind, generous, loving man. An exceedingly good man whose advise was sought by the wise, and whose company was enjoyed by all. He was an ideal son, and a good husband, father, brother and friend.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Sharon; his mother, Nellie; his son Cameron, daughter-in-law Carly and grandson Hunter; his daughter, Meredith; step-daughter Keshia, her husband Alex, and daughter Brynn; step-daughter Arianna and partner, Michael, first wife, Jenny; and, brother, Brian.

The family suggests memorials may be made to First Baptist Plano, 1300 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074, The Hendricks Scholarship Foundation, 2030 G Ave Suite 1108, Plano, TX 75074, Minnie’s Food Pantry, 661 18th St, Plano, TX 75074 or City House, 830 Central Pkwy E #350, Plano, TX 75074

Owing to the current COVID 19 assembly restrictions, a private family burial will take place, followed by a public memorial when the world rights itself.

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Michael Deeds

April 20, 2020

I first met David in conjunction with bankruptcy cases impacting his clients and mine. It quickly evolved into mutual respect and, finally, friendship. We would chat on the phone regarding many things, but it always seemed to be a pleasant time. David and I shared lunches and conversations over a period of years...our wives would sometimes join us for dinners. Each time David strolled into the restaurant he had a smile on his face and we always had something new to discuss...the family farm...his stand of peach trees....travel with Sharon...plans for the future...politics...it all unfolded effortlessly and time flew by. I'm going to miss him. God bless.

shep stahel

April 20, 2020

Dave introduced me to the Plano Sunrise Rotary Club fifteen years ago. Each Friday morning at 7:00 am when the meeting begins, I remember him fondly . We worked together when he was on the DART Board and at various other civic events, but Rotary has had the most lasting impact for me, and for his mentoring I am most grateful.

Gail Wine

April 6, 2020

We’re sorry for your loss. David was a very special person.
Harvey and Gail Wine

Emmett Funderburk

April 5, 2020

David McCall was one of my roomates in 1965, our freshman year at Baylor. He was a joy to be around, quick witted and always had some great comebacks. David and I were lifetime friends and I have been thinking about many of the memories we shared. One is my first date with my wife; we double dated with Dave and Jenny.
I came to Baylor from Alabama and spent numerous weekends and short holidays with the McCalls. What a wonderful family! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May the peace of Christ be with all of you.
Marian and Emmett Funderburk

Tom Walton

April 4, 2020

David and his folks were some of the "Best Plano People. " He was a kind and understanding attorney and great civic leader at the local and regional level. He was always smiling and never forgot an acquaintance . He always made you feel good.

He will be sorely missed by those of use who had the pleasure of knowing him .

Tom and Mary Lee Walton

Mike Simpson

April 3, 2020

Our hearts go out to the family and to his many close friends. While Sandy and I were not close personal friends, I got to know David after moving to Frisco and getting involved in politics. As a City Council Person in 2000 and later as Mayor of Frisco from 2002-2008, there were many occasions we met and as everyone has said he was always very personable, friendly and willing to talk on any issues you wanted to discuss. He will be sorely missed and will be remembered as a pillar of Plano during its growth era and as one who gave to and cared for others.
God Bless David.

Mike & Sandy Simpson

Lea & Gary Randolph

April 3, 2020

What a blessing Dave was to Plano and all those he touched. His smile and humor always made you feel special. Gary and I cherish our many short/fun conversations with Dave through the years. Prayers and Love to the family.

Lea & Gary

Cathy Feagin

April 3, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to David McCall III Family.
I did not know David III but knew his grandfather
& his realative's in Farmersville, Texas.
May God give his family peace during this time.
God Bless each of you.

Carol Ann and Jerry Brantley

April 3, 2020

Jerry and I are shocked and heartbroken. We’ve known the McCall family since we moved to Plano in 1976. Dave was our friend, our attorney, and with that quick wit of his would always make us laugh. He modified our wills SO many times, he would always ask..”ok...who did you have Thanksgiving with this year?!?” He would never charge us a fee. So we just started taking him a thermos of Jerry’s famous bloody marys, champagne or some other libation. And he would always send us a handwritten “thank you “ note.
We will miss Dave.
Carol Ann Brantley

Larry Flannery

April 3, 2020

Wonderful guy & friend. His Dad & my Mom passed within a day of each other Every year thereafter he would call me to have a drink together in their honor.
Just the kind of guy he was. We will miss you my friend!

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