John Carlisle McDavid IV

June 1, 1973October 1, 2013
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John Carlisle McDavid, IV, a man of strong faith, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. John was born on June 1, 1973 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University where he was an officer for the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. John soon entered the medical sales profession where he won several distinguished awards and was inducted into the President’s Council. John was a kind, generous man, who often volunteered at the Texas Children’s Hospital and the MD Anderson Burn Center. John’s final act of generosity was the donation of his organs, which immediately saved the lives of several others. Most of all, John was a loving father, son and brother.

John was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Carlisle McDavid, Jr. and Rusty Johansen McDavid; maternal grandparents, Leon Wallace Ford and Mabel Allen Ford. He is survived by his three sons, John Carlisle McDavid, V, Nicholaus James McDavid and Marion Thomas McDavid; parents, John Carlisle McDavid, III and Sandra McDavid; brother, Robert Douglas McDavid (Lisa); nephew, Connor Douglas McDavid; nieces, Catherine Lee McDavid and Lauren Aubrey McDavid; mother of John’s precious sons, Elizabeth Llugano.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339. A celebration of John’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Second Baptist Church North Campus, 22770 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339.

In keeping with John’s love for children, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Loves Kids, c/o Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Dr., Houston, TX 77057.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2013

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Gray Cooksey

March 20, 2014

John, my friend. I miss you. I pray for your sons. I pray for your family, every day. You were a good friend and I'll never forget the good times we had. God bless you my friend. God bless your family.
I love you buddy,

Robert McDavid

November 4, 2013


I will always miss you but I am so grateful for the many memories we share. We always had fun and seemed to find humor in every situation. All of the days we went shopping instead of making calls, "wor-king real hard," our scooter idea, the movie we never wrote, our silly business ideas, the many hours of riding together in the car, listening to music together, football in the street, and so many vacations.

I will always remember how much we could make each other laugh. We had so much fun! I miss you John. You are my one and only brother and although I may not see you again here on earth, I rest assured on the promises of Christ that we will once again laugh together in Heaven.

I love you!

Your Brother,

Paulina Kelso

November 3, 2013

Dear Papa John,
I know I'm not your real daughter, but you made me feel like your real daughter! You made me laugh when I saw you!! I really miss your calls and you coming back home to have fun with us! I miss my brothers and playing with them. It is so hard not seeing you with my mom. Everywhere we go it all reminds me of you and it warms my heart to know the memories we shared.
I know I will see you one day! I love you soooooooo much and shall never forget you!

Love, Paulina

John Carlisle McDavid, V

November 1, 2013

Dear Dad,

Thanks for all the Great memories. You have always been there for me; to bring me up when I am down, to help me push through the pains of life and to be such a Great father.
We've shared many memories together, from going to the park, to a vacation. I remember when you helped my brothers and me build a fort at our RV. Or, when we took walks at the camp and counted how many different license plate we could see.

Thank you Dad for also raising me well. You have taught me valuable life's lessons through out my life, form manners to being a Christian. I will never forget any of the things you taught me. I will pass them on to my children, your grandchildren, and make sure they know what a kind wonderful person you were.

One thing I will always remember about you is how a jokester you were. You would always tell jokes and mess around with us. You always had a smile on your face. You would always cheer me up when I was down and give me strength when I was weak.

You were also one of the most loving people I know. I went back and looked at my baby pictures a few days ago, nearly in every one you were either holding my hand or me. I thought that was very special. You were very loving, kind, smart, caring and just so many other things.

Overall, I was so Blessed to have a Great father like you,
and I could not have asked for a better one. I am Proud of you Dad. I Love you and I will never forget you.

Your loving son,
John Carlisle McDavid, V

Nicholaus McDavid

November 1, 2013

Dear Dad,

Over time you may have thought that you were not acting like the Dad we needed, but your more a Dad than we ever needed. You have influenced me to do great things like drawing. I don't think I ever told you I loved to draw, but I am happy to say I can now. My favorite memories with you were when you picked me up from Pre-K you wold take me next door at the Super K to get candy and you would get a car freshener. I have lots of things that remind me of you like my phone that was yours and I still use it. The wooden book shelf you had I still use. Your Super Nintendo with all of its games, I still have. All these things say and remind me that I have the Best Dad in the world.
Love Nicholaus

Thomas McDavid

November 1, 2013

Dear Dad,

You were a Great Father and I could not have wished for a better one. You were always laughing and you were a great joker. I remember when you came back form this flight and gave me an airplane lego. I also remember when we went to Disney World and we sat on the steel Mickey Mouse to take a picture. We will really miss you Dad. We Love you. Good Bye.

John McDavid

November 1, 2013

My Dear Son John,

Oh, how I miss you! Your handsome looks, your beautiful smile, your often hidden humor, all will be embedded in my heart forever. God Blessed Mom and me with forty wonderful years sharing the ups and downs, laughter and tears , all of which occur during the journey of raising children into adulthood. The ups far outweigh the downs. The Joy's we shared together are so beautiful.

As I always promised, I will be here for your beautiful sons. I cherish them as I cherished you. I will always be available for their ups and downs, laughter and tears, reminding them that God loves them unconditionally.

I know you are now with God in Heaven. I can only imagine how beautiful it is and how happy you are now being at Peace. Your Love for God was unwavering early in life and He knew that before you realized it.

One day I will see you again and all I will want to do is Hug and Kiss you, look into your beautiful face and have you tell me about Heaven. I could never love or miss you more!


Sandra McDavid

November 1, 2013

Dear John,
You filled my life with Joy and gave me a purpose. It was wonderful watching you grow into a loving son, loving father and a man of Godly character. Thank you for all the fun times and memories. Your passing has left a hole in my heart. Your journey on this side of Heaven is over. I have peace knowing one day I will be with you again. I will carry forever the memory that the last words we spoke to one another were, I LOVE YOU.
All my love,

October 28, 2013

Dear Aunt Sandra, Uncle John, JC, Nicholaus and Thomas,
You remain in our thoughts and prayers over the loss of your dear son, and father. Please know that you have our love and support forever.
The Fords - Mark, Mandy, Simran & Mark Jr.

Cindy Alam

October 7, 2013

Dear Elizabeth, I send my deepest sympathies for you and your wonderful boys. Though our words can never take away the pain that you all are feeling now keep in mind you are in our prayers to help you all find comfort and peace in these days of sorrow. Love to all of you, Elizabeth, JC, Nicholaus and Thomas. Cindy, Al, Aaron, Jordan and Zachary Alam