OBITUARY

David Steven Royall

May 4, 1953December 5, 2020
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David Steven Royall was born May 4th, 1953 to Dan Ed Royall and Norma Odessa Royall in Abilene, Texas. He was raised in the surrounding area as this father pastored to different communities. David went to his heavenly reward on December 5, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at Frank Wilson Funeral Home at 10am, Monday, December 14, 2020 with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Garden. A public viewing and remembrance will be held at Frank Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2-4 pm. Family will not be present but would love for his friends to come by and tell him goodbye.

David moved to Odessa and went to work at the University of Texas of Permian Basin. He worked there for 26 years and retired in 2014. David was a carpenter by trade and worked in various positions at the University which involved him in the maintenance and construction of most of the buildings and projects on the campus. The last position he held before he retired was for U.T. System as a construction inspector where he oversaw the building of the UTPB Science Building and the Noel Performing Arts Center. David was very proud of his work at UTPB.

David met his wife and soulmate, Sharon Royall at UTPB, where they both worked. They spent 17 joyous years together.

David was a man of God and a scholar of the bible, both of which were instilled in him by his parents, Dan Ed and Norma. Also instilled in him by his parents was a love of music. David played both the guitar and bass guitar. He loved all types of music; jazz, blue grass, old rock and roll, but especially southern gospel.

David was a proud member of Grace Christian Fellowship where he played in the worship band. He loved playing music for the Lord with his good friends, Tom and Aron Byford and the many other fine musicians at Grace.

David was a kidney transplant survivor. His family will forever be grateful to his donor, Aaron Zapata and Aaron's beautiful family for this selfless gift of life.

Those left to cherish David’s memory are: mother, Norma Hambric of Abilene, Texas, his “Big sis”, Linda Royall of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Washington D.C., his "baby sister“ Karen Haile of Abilene, Texas, David’s wife, Sharon and their children; daughter Mary and husband Sheldon Adcock, son, Stephen Royall and wife Sharon Marie, daughter, Kristin O’Donnell and son, Cody O’Donnell and wife Alisha, and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. David loved his family and friends with all his heart.

Last but not least to cherish David’s memory are his precious grandchildren: grandson, Bryson Adcock, grandson, Seth Adcock, granddaughter, Rachel O’Donnell and grandson, Baxter O’Donnell. You guys were the light of his life.

David is preceded in death by his grandson, Brennan O’Donnell, his father Dan Ed Royall, his step father Jack Hambric, his brother (in-law) Tommy Haile and many others.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Methodist Transplant Hospital in San Antonio or Grace Christian Fellowship in Odessa.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stephen Royall, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cody O'Donnell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sheldon Adcock, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bryson Adcock, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Seth Adcock, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Baxter O'Donnell, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, December 14, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, December 14, 2020

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Ray Steephenson

December 13, 2020

David and I meet in the 6th grade when his family moved to Cisco, I am loss for words, we just started to get to know each other over again David his wife Sharon my wife Donn and I would go out to eat and talk a little, going to miss him, sorry for his family's loss Praying

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Biography

David Steven Royall was born May 4th, 1953 to Dan Ed Royall and Norma Odessa Royall in Abilene, Texas. He was raised in the surrounding area as this father pastored to different communities. David went to his heavenly reward on December 5, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at Frank Wilson Funeral Home at 10am, Monday, December 14, 2020 with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Garden. A public viewing and remembrance will be held at Frank Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2-4 pm. Family will not be present but would love for his friends to come by and tell him goodbye.

David moved to Odessa and went to work at the University of Texas of Permian Basin. He worked there for 26 years and retired in 2014. David was a carpenter by trade and worked in various positions at the University which involved him in the maintenance and construction of most of the buildings and projects on the campus. The last position he held before he retired was for U.T. System as a construction inspector where he oversaw the building of the UTPB Science Building and the Noel Performing Arts Center. David was very proud of his work at UTPB.

David met his wife and soulmate, Sharon Royall at UTPB, where they both worked. They spent 17 joyous years together.

David was a man of God and a scholar of the bible, both of which were instilled in him by his parents, Dan Ed and Norma. Also instilled in him by his parents was a love of music. David played both the guitar and bass guitar. He loved all types of music; jazz, blue grass, old rock and roll, but especially southern gospel.

David was a proud member of Grace Christian Fellowship where he played in the worship band. He loved playing music for the Lord with his good friends, Tom and Aron Byford and the many other fine musicians at Grace.

David was a kidney transplant survivor. His family will forever be grateful to his donor, Aaron Zapata and Aaron's beautiful family for this selfless gift of life.

Those left to cherish David’s memory are: mother, Norma Hambric of Abilene, Texas, his “Big sis”, Linda Royall of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Washington D.C., his "baby sister“ Karen Haile of Abilene, Texas, David’s wife, Sharon and their children; daughter Mary and husband Sheldon Adcock, son, Stephen Royall and wife Sharon Marie, daughter, Kristin O’Donnell and son, Cody O’Donnell and wife Alisha, and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. David loved his family and friends with all his heart.

Last but not least to cherish David’s memory are his precious grandchildren: grandson, Bryson Adcock, grandson, Seth Adcock, granddaughter, Rachel O’Donnell and grandson, Baxter O’Donnell. You guys were the light of his life.

David is preceded in death by his grandson, Brennan O’Donnell, his father Dan Ed Royall, his step father Jack Hambric, his brother (in-law) Tommy Haile and many others.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Methodist Transplant Hospital in San Antonio or Grace Christian Fellowship in Odessa.