Donald Raymond David, Sr.

November 8, 1937October 7, 2020

Donald Raymond David,Sr., age 82 of Birmingham, AL passed away on October 7, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents David and Adele David, his brother Raymond Joseph David, his son Donald Raymond David, Jr, and his granddaughter Kathryn Anne David. He is survived by his wife Celeste David; daughter, Dia David and son David David (Athena); grandchildren Kiersten Adele David and Dylan Donald David. He is also survived by his sister Susan David Willis (Charley) and nieces and nephews and a host of extended family. Donald was born on November 8, 1937, in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Birmingham, AL in the Lebanese community and was a member of St. George Melkite Catholic Church. He graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School, attended Auburn University ,and served in the Air Force. He spent his whole life working in the tire business, with David Tire and later owned Warehouse/Surplus Tire. He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking Lebanese food, and spending time in Seagrove Beach. He attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Visitation is from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers and/or food, the family requests memorial contributions to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society( 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.


  • In lieu of flowers and/or food, the family requests memorial contributions to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society(


  • Friends and Family are Cordially Invited to a Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • A Funeral Mass Honoring the Life of Mr. David

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Donald Raymond David, Sr.

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Randy and Lillian Torrey

October 20, 2020

Can't tell you how much I miss my daily update of what he was cooking that day!!!! What a character, we had MANY fun times with he and Celeste and the stories he could tell would keep you laughing..... Lil particularly remembers the story about the tin foil on the windows at his parents condo in Destin......Rest in peace Double D, we miss you!!

Cheryl Schoenfeld

October 12, 2020

Thank you Donald for loving my sister, Celeste, the way you did and embracing our family with kindness and always laughter. I never left your home with an empty cooler. Donald always shared with us his outstanding dishes , so that when I arrived back home, I would not have to cook for a day or so. I loved hearing the interesting stories about growing up in Birmingham, AU adventures and family traditions celebrated through the menu.
Donald loved his family, cherished his friends, and was always trying to make his culinary skills better. Celeste found her prince, when she married Donald.
Donald, You are the Man! A Good and Kind Man! Love you today, tomorrow and when we see you again!
Ben & Cheryl

Marilyn Bishop

October 10, 2020

Celeste, Susan, David, Dia and family- I am so sorry to hear about Donald. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn & Wayne Bishop


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