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David Oakes Allardyce

February 21, 1971March 29, 2021
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David Oakes Allardyce

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

David Oakes Allardyce passed away from COVID complications on March 29, 2021.

David was born in Sulphur, Louisiana on February 21, 1971 to Betty L. and Gerald C. Allardyce. He was a life-long resident of Moss Bluff; he graduated from Sam Houston High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from LSU. He was licensed in Texas and Louisiana as a Professional Engineer. David was married to the love of his life, Ashlie Abercrombie Allardyce, for almost 16 years. He was a devoted father to his three children, Noah Oakes, Anna Kate, and Lillian Genevieve.

Cherishing David’s life and memory are his wife and children, his parents, his in-laws, Clark and Delaine Abercrombie, and his two siblings: Robin Yandell and her husband, Christopher; and Joel Allardyce and his wife, Mariel; as well as his brother-in-law, Daniel and his wife, Danielle. Also mourning his loss are his nieces and nephews: Abigail, Nathan, Connor, Evalyn, Beatrice, Miley, and Oliver.

David was an active member and deacon of First Baptist Moss Bluff and an engineer with W.R. Grace. He had just won a Premier Award for his work with Big Cat. He enjoyed playing the guitar and telling silly jokes. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and serving His Lord Jesus Christ in children’s ministry.

Services will be held at First Baptist Moss Bluff. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on April 1st and from 9am until service begins on April 2nd. The Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11am on April 2nd. Internment will immediately follow at Old Richey Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Allardyce family.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Christus Ochsner St. Patrick's hospital, the employees of W.R. Grace, and the family and friends who have provided so much love, care, and support.

I'll wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalms 130:5

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.

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  • David was married to the love of his life, Ashlie Abercrombie Allardyce, for almost 16 years. He was a devoted father to his three children, Noah Oakes, Anna Kate, and Lillian Genevieve.


    Cherishing David’s life and memory are his wife and children, his parents, his in-laws, Clark and Delaine Abercrombie, and his two siblings: Robin Yandell and her husband, Christopher; and Joel Allardyce and his wife, Mariel; as well as his brother-in-law, Daniel and his wife, Danielle. Also mourning his loss are his nieces and nephews: Abigail, Nathan, Connor, Evalyn, Beatrice, Miley, and Oliver.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories

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Wendy Bates Farmer

April 5, 2021

Robin,
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother David. I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Philip Knieper

April 2, 2021

After my mathematics teaching career was clearly not the right choice for me, it was David at the poolside of El Cid Apartments who looked at me and said, "Did you think about going back to school to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering? You'd like that, it's just all that physics stuff you loved."
And he was right, I did, and I'm in a much happier and better place because of it. If he hadn't prodded me in that direction, only God knows where I'd be today.

Since I struggled to hold back tears at the service, to capture it again because it was such a pivotal moment in my life and David's humor and goof-ball-ness was key to that moment...
It was September 1991 at the Campus Crusade for Christ Fall Retreat in Pass Christian, MS. A bunch of us were hanging out on the beach, including some rather cute girls off to the side.
David and I were throwing a frisbee back and forth (which was something we did a lot back then), and I'm sure it was my bad throw that he missed, but the frisbee ended up on the sand. However, David ignored that fact, pretended he caught it, and threw it right back to me... an invisible frisbee. We continued to throw that invisible frisbee for another 5-10 minutes, with each throw becoming more elaborate and each catch more daring - there were dives, flips, spins, leaps, and more... A glance to the sidelines made it clear that the crowd were struggling to see the frisbee, but somehow were accepting that in the glare they just weren't seeing it. Eventually, they realized there was no frisbee, and broke out in laughter.
One of those cute girls was Audra, my wife. She later told me, it was in those moments that she starting being interested in me and wanted to know me better. A few weeks later, we were dating, a year later engaged, and 6 months after that were married.

Ashland Jones

April 2, 2021

Two stories come to mind.
I remember at a LSU football game while in college, instead of doing the usual cheers we would joke "CONFRONT THEM! CONFRONT THEM! MAKE THEM RELINQUISH THE ELLIPSOID!"

Second memory is Friday nights David and myself would go to Philip and Audra Knieper's apartment, bake fresh cookies (typically chocolate chip but often an interesting variety would be brought up) and we would watch a Friday night movie with the hot cookies.

Janell Perrin

April 2, 2021

It is difficult to imagine the sorrow shared by the entire Allardyce family. David was so young, yet he had a confidence about him that made him mature even at a young age. It was my pleasure as a classroom teacher at SHHS to know the Allardyce students. Clearly your parents provided a home life that encouraged the best in you children. It was my pleasure to have known you all, and I am sorry that this sad occasion brings us together once again. Please know that my prayers are with you. We are so blessed to have our God to help us now. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Janell Perrin

Boo Kay

April 1, 2021

On behalf of Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School, we extend our love and our prayers to all of you. I cannot imagine the scouting program without David. He was our leader in Pack 115. Next year, we will restart our scouting program and will try to carry on. I am here to help in any way. Our students and our families are praying for you during this very sad and difficult time.
Love,
Mother Boo Kay+

Mitzie Williams

April 1, 2021

'He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake'
Psalm 23:3

Ashley, there are no words that can express the ache my heart feels for you at the loss of your best friend & helpmate. David leaves a legacy of love, faith & devotion to Jesus and his family that was evident in every area of his life. He lead, guided & showed young hearts & minds what it is to live a life for Jesus. My friend, I love you and know that I am praying fervently for you and your little ones as you go on this journey.

'Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy' 1 Peter 1:8 NIV

Tammy (Meador) Victorian

April 1, 2021

So very sorry for your loss..🙏🙏🙏❤️

Catherine Poddar

April 1, 2021

David, thank you for always bringing a smile to my face. I don’t think you ever showed annoyance or meanness, just kind words and a gentle calm. I am fortunate to have worked with and learned from you. I’ll be forever grateful for your brief friendship. I hope we meet again.

- Catherine

Carolyn & Robert Langley

March 31, 2021

We send our heartfelt love & prayers to the family and friends of David.

John Upmeyer

March 31, 2021

To my Faithwalk music guy,
Love you brother.
Jesus loves me this I know.

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Biography

David Oakes Allardyce

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

David Oakes Allardyce passed away from COVID complications on March 29, 2021.

David was born in Sulphur, Louisiana on February 21, 1971 to Betty L. and Gerald C. Allardyce. He was a life-long resident of Moss Bluff; he graduated from Sam Houston High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from LSU. He was licensed in Texas and Louisiana as a Professional Engineer. David was married to the love of his life, Ashlie Abercrombie Allardyce, for almost 16 years. He was a devoted father to his three children, Noah Oakes, Anna Kate, and Lillian Genevieve.

Cherishing David’s life and memory are his wife and children, his parents, his in-laws, Clark and Delaine Abercrombie, and his two siblings: Robin Yandell and her husband, Christopher; and Joel Allardyce and his wife, Mariel; as well as his brother-in-law, Daniel and his wife, Danielle. Also mourning his loss are his nieces and nephews: Abigail, Nathan, Connor, Evalyn, Beatrice, Miley, and Oliver.

David was an active member and deacon of First Baptist Moss Bluff and an engineer with W.R. Grace. He had just won a Premier Award for his work with Big Cat. He enjoyed playing the guitar and telling silly jokes. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and serving His Lord Jesus Christ in children’s ministry.

Services will be held at First Baptist Moss Bluff. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on April 1st and from 9am until service begins on April 2nd. The celebration of life service will begin at 11am on April 2nd. Internment will immediately follow at Old Richey Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Allardyce family.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Christus Ochsner St. Patrick's hospital, the employees of W.R. Grace, and the family and friends who have provided so much love, care, and support.


I'll wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalms 130:5

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.