October 16, 1985 – April 20, 2021
David William Leshikar of New Braunfels, Texas, was raised on eagles’ wings to his heavenly home on April 20, 2021 after a nine month battle with Crohn’s Disease. He was born October 16, 1985 in Lake Jackson, Texas, to Emily Dodd and Steven Leshikar. He attended Wilmore Elementary, Barbara S. Austin Elementary, Coppell Middle School North, and Coppell High School before graduating from Brazoswood High School in 2005. During his senior year, he enrolled in the United States Navy Delayed Enlistment Program, proudly attending Recruitment Training in Great Lakes, Illinois after graduation. David was born a peacemaker and always looked for the best in everyone. He loved with his whole heart. He will be remembered for his big smile, his selflessness, his humility, and his gentle spirit. David knew a little about a lot of things and was quick to help many people without calling attention to his good deeds. David had a strong faith, having accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior as a young man. He was a beloved member of Eastside Baptist Church of New Braunfels. David will be carried in the hearts of his parents, Emily and Ravan Dodd of New Braunfels and Steven and Chrissie Leshikar of Lake Jackson; his sisters, Amanda (James) Leito of Dallas and Elizabeth Leshikar of Denver, Colorado; his grandparents, Edward and Clara Leshikar of Lake Jackson; nephew and niece, Jay and Olivia Leito of Dallas; stepbrothers, Jody Dodd of Houston and Derek Dodd of New Braunfels, and by his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels. A Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Restwood Memorial Park in Clute, Texas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Eastside Baptist Church of New Braunfels. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
April 26, 2021
I knew David through Young Life at Brazoswood. He was a great guy, extremely kind. I remember him dancing at Young Life club, there were a few songs he loved. He had such a genuine smile. I am devastated to learn of his passing, but I know that he knew the Lord and that I will see him again one day.
April 26, 2021
David was a true friend who could make any day better just by being there. His smile was contagious. He was a kind soul. Who always put everyone else above himself. A true one of a kind. I will miss him always.
April 25, 2021
My heart is broken to hear this terribly sad news. What a sweet, sweet young man.
David, I miss our talks and your big smile. But we’ll see each other again. ❤️
April 24, 2021
My condolences to his loved ones as they grieve his loss. David was an amazing soul who will be greatly missed.
Martha and Larry Boyle
April 21, 2021
We loved our David so much. We. remember Sharing meals and family time with him at Jerry and Beverly’s or at a local restaurant. We will miss him . We love you Emily. May He Rest in Eternal Love and Peace Forever!
Martha Boyle & Larry Ackerl