Berry Highland South


David Wayne Houser

December 25, 1967September 8, 2021

HOUSER, David Wayne, age 53, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was a member of Forest Grove Freewill Baptist Church. David was a Christmas baby, born December 25. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He never met a stranger and loved helping others. He will be forever missed.

David graduated from Doyle High School in 1986, and worked for William S. Trimble in Commercial Sales for over 27 years. He loved being outdoors, hunting, gardening, and cooking.

Preceded in death by his father, Ronald “Ronnie” H. Houser; grandparents, Odie Mae Wolfe Houser, Delmas Houser, and step-grandmother, Ruth Rose Houser; grandparents, David and Classie Keck; cousin, Rusty Houser; and uncle, John H. Tillie, Sr.

David is survived by his children, son, David Grant (Brittany) Houser; daughter, Rachel Anne Houser; mother, Pauline Houser; brother, Johnny H. (Brenda) Houser; nephew, Wesley (Brittany) Houser; niece, Kendal (Reese) Brewer; nephews, David, Jason, and Mathew Shannon; great nephew, Beckett Houser; great niece, Hayeslei Houser; special uncle, Ken Houser; special aunt, Mattie Tillie, special cousins, Chucky Houser and John Tillie; and many friends.

Pallbearers: Wesley Houser, David Shannon, Jason Shannon, Brandon Houser, John Tillie, Jr., and Todd Monday.

The family will receive friends from 1pm-3pm at Berry Highland South on Sunday, September 12, 2021, 9010 W. Simpson Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920, with a Graveside Service to follow, officiated by Rev. Earl Dunn Jr.


  • Ronald "Ronnie" H. Houser, Father (deceased)
  • Odie Mae Wolfe Houser, Delmas Houser, and step-grandmother, Ruth Rose Houser, Grandparents (deceased)
  • David and Classie Keck, Grandparents (deceased)
  • John H. Tillie Sr., Uncle (deceased)
  • Rusty Houser, Cousin (deceased)
  • David Grant Houser (Brittany), Son
  • Rachel Anne Houser, Daughter
  • Pauline Houser, Mother
  • Johnny H. Houser (Brenda), Brother
  • Wesley Houser (Brittany), Nephew
  • Kendal Brewer (Reese), Niece
  • David, Jason, and Matthew Shannon, Nephews
  • Beckett Houser, Great Nephew
  • Hayeslei Houser, Great Niece
  • Ken Houser, Uncle
  • Mattie Tillie, Aunt
  • Chucky Houser, Cousin
  • John Tillie, Cousin

  • Wesley Houser, Pallbearer
  • David Shannon, Pallbearer
  • Jason Shannon, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Houser, Pallbearer
  • Todd Monday, Pallbearer
  • John Tillie Jr., Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, September 12, 2021


David Wayne Houser

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Ella Giffin

September 12, 2021

Pauline and Family
I am so very sorry to hear you have lost another precious loved one. I can remember David and Johnny as young boys and they were such good looking young men. Our daughters , Laura and Ellanie, were "struck" on them both. You raised two fine young men. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ella and David Giffin

Ernie Brewster

September 11, 2021

David has been a friend since I first meet him in middle school, since school haven’t got to see him much but when I did he was always great to visit and catch up just as the old friend in school, he was a good man . I want to also send prayers to the family for strength and peace knowing God has a plan on n all we face in this life but rejoice he is dancing and singing in heaven. I can’t be at the funeral , I send my condolences from me and my wife.

Carol Waugh

September 11, 2021

We are so sorry to learn of David's passing. He was always so helpful and kind. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Carol Waugh, Mary Waugh. Shirley Watson

Gladys {Goddard} Johnson

September 10, 2021

I went to school with Ronnie. David I knew him at Aqua Spa and Pool. He also went to school with my son Ernie Brewster. David was a good person, always with a smile. I send prayers to your Family. God Bless you and David's Family.. Lots of Love to you

Gladys (Goddard) Johnson

Marie Fox

September 10, 2021

Pauline and family...Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May GOD bless and comfort you and hold you close with his love.

Wanda Maples

September 9, 2021

David I know you are with Jesus now, just know that you sure will be missed here on earth! He was a sweet and precious little boy that grew into a sweet and precious man, he had a heart as big as the world, he would do anything for you. You were loved by many and oh, how you will be missed, go rest high on that mountain, my adopted nephew we will meet again one day.