David Allen Mester

May 30, 1956December 29, 2012

David Allen Mester was born on May 30, 1956 and passed away on December 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, FL.


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Shannon Degamon

January 7, 2013

David, Though I only ever got to spend time with you at the Alafia River Rendezvous, I came to love you as a dear and close friend. I will miss our dinners, laughter and those times that you and I just sat and talked about "stuff". I will remember you with a smile in my heart and long for you lovingly made, specialty Chicken Noodle soup, always. I wish for you all the peace of God's love. Please look down on us with your smile and grace us with the spirit of your humor and gentle soul. Travel well, my friend. You are missed.

Mike Smith

January 7, 2013

I will always remember Uncle Dave's upbeat personality and smile.

Ben Benjamin

January 6, 2013

For certain you have now moved into that house not made with hands. As with others, my memories of you are fond ones. For me they will be of our "rendezvous family". Rest in peace.

Roger Smith

January 6, 2013

I will forever miss my camping buddy. The Alafia River Rendezvous will not be the same. I have missed your companionship and good natured ribbing. The past two years without you have not been as much fun, but you were always just a phone call away. At least now you will always be there looking over my shoulder and telling me "that coffee sucks" with the big grin on your face. I will miss you Brother Dave.

Gerry & Cindi Martin

January 4, 2013

David, the memories we have are only good ones. Rest in piece my friend.

Holly Mount

January 3, 2013

The thing I will miss the most about my Uncle Dave is his michevious smile. Rest in peace, dear Uncle, and give Grandma, Pap, Uncle Bob, and Uncle Jack huge hugs from all of us. Love, Holly

Stacy Holcomb

January 3, 2013

I only met you a couple times when hanging out with your son Cory out in your shed. Thanks for giving us a good time on your property. God bless your family

April Kislter-Norris

January 3, 2013

DAVE- REST IN PEACE! I am glad that I got to know you and became good friends with ANNIE and DAVE. You will be saddly missed by our family.

Sarah Smith

January 2, 2013

I just enjoyed the photo gallery and it left me smiling. In the days since Dave, my little brother, passed away, I have been struggling, like so many. We all knew this was coming. David knew it was coming... but we just didn't know when. That, has left a smile on my face, too. It has been said that he was like a cat with 9 lives. I think that could be true because he cheated death so many times before.
I have been reflecting on the 56 years I have known him and would like to share some funny "growing-up" stories. He always teased me that he got a parade for his birthday every year...yep, Memorial Day. But, he claimed it for his own. When he was a young lad, he used to play cars on the wall in front of our house. (Actually where Annie, his daughter, presently lives with her family.) His Match Box cars were gradually disappearing. We thought a little neighbor boy was stealing them. It was funny when we saw a crow swoop down and fly off with another one. David was also a member of the "Hardly Able Construction Crew" that put a roof on our first home. Let me tell you, even though they were putting shingles on the roof, we all needed to wear hip waders... a lot of funny stories were told on that roof. It's a wonder someone didn't fall off laughing. David, Annie, and Davey came to visit one summer and we started out in our truck and had, I think, the first turtle round-up east of the Ohio River. We had 14 box turtles rounded up in no time and they spent some quality time kicking and running around in our (wading pool) turtle corral. It was a pretty awesome sight!
I was sorry to see him move to Florida. I knew I would miss him and he would miss Annie and Davey but he found work and met the love of his life, Prissy. They also received a blessing named Cory. When the Smith clan came to Florida, we always knew where we could have a great meal, a place to rest our weary heads and a lot of laughs. We all know that love is never divided, only multiplied. So his kids, her kids, and their kid became a family.
No one is perfect, but David strived to be a good husband and father. Wherever he went, he left smiles and fond memories of his antics. I wish we could have had him longer..... Thank you, Priscilla, for taking such good care of him so we could have him as long as we did.

Jimmy&Debbie Gamble

January 2, 2013

David Jimmy and I will miss you very much. Going to miss our gatherings on Friday night.