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David Allen Duewall

October 30, 1942February 20, 2021
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David Allen Duewall, age 78, of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. David was born October 30, 1942.

David was the youngest of three children. We lived in San Felipe Courts, a government project which later became Allen Parkway Village. Our childhood was a happy one filled with love and freedom to run and play in the safety of a close knit neighborhood.

David attended Houston schools through the 10th grade. He then went to Southwestern High School in Waxahachie, TX. After graduation, he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University from 1961 – 1964.

David’s career was in direct sales. He worked for Prince Gardner in California and Minnesota. He sold appliances at SE Teaff in Bellaire until they closed. He then worked for Knapp Shoes for more than 40 years. He earned cruises to Hawaii and the Bahamas and a trip to England through sales competitions. He worked the “Big E,” which is the 6th largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard, for a month each year from 2002 to 2005. He was well respected among all his customers and co-workers.

When his nieces and nephews were growing up, he loved to take them to the beach on the weekends. We camped as a family in the Quachita National Forest in August every year and Dave was the one that was running around everywhere with the kids.

Family celebrations were happy times. He looked forward to the good food and all the family being together to celebrate holidays or birthdays. It was traditional for someone to take a picture of Uncle Dave sleeping in his chair after having the meal. Sadly, with Covid this past year, those good times were cut short.

Dave liked to be around young people because they made him feel young. His friends nicknamed him “Big D.” When he was in rehab recovering from his last surgery, all the patients and nurses called him “Big D.”

There will be an “empty chair” at our get togethers when we are able to have them again. The great nieces and nephews will never know their Uncle Dave. The circle has been broken again. But we can have every confidence that we will be reunited with him as he is now with those who have gone before us.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in the chapel at Earthman Southwest Funeral Home from 10:00 am-11:00 am, with a funeral service beginning at 11 am and will be live streamed on the Earthman Southwest Facebook page. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

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Joe Fairfield II

March 1, 2021

David always gave the funniest cards at family get togethers. Whether it was your birthday or a special holiday. I’m going to really miss that. He always had a way to make me laugh. He spoke of God and Jesus often. And he was always smiling. I don’t think he ever didn’t see the good in others. He was a good Godly man and friend. I love him and am going to really miss seeing him. But I thank God for him being in my life and the memories made.

Sammy McLure

February 28, 2021

Having you as a first cousin was a blessing and your memory a gift. I remember especially when David would take Aunt Effie to St. Luke’s to sit with momma everyday for over 4 years. And also remember him coming down to Freeport to take the kids to the beach in his van. Rest In Peace we will miss you 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Joan Smith

February 27, 2021

Offering comfort and prayer in your time of sorrow. I did not know David well but remember his infectious smile and friendly, outgoing personality. May the memories you have made in the past bring you joy in the future.

Walter " Ratso " Morales

February 27, 2021

I had the Blessing & Pleasure to have met " Big D ". We became Pals instantly, I favored his many life stories & sense of humor as we shared the same rehabilitation center as patients, we were next door naigbors as I was being treated there after my foot surgery. Big D based our friendship based on the film " Midnight Cowboy " as Big D called him self the Cowboy from Texas who relocates to New York ( where I'm from ) and I Ratzo the Yankee Character which become his pal in the film. We were planning to hang out after I would get better from my surgery, wich we were not able to acomplish, regardless Big D will forever be special to me and remain my Pal. My name is Walter my nick name is Wally also Ratso to my buddy. In Our Lord's Presence Big D now dwells. Faith, Stronghold, and many Prayers for his Soul, Barbara, & Family. Blessings !!!

Sheila Gillibrand

February 26, 2021

RIP My Cousin David!!! I will never forget your mesmerizing eyes and smile and all the great memories! You are truly missed by all who knew you!!🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤

Jamie geske

February 26, 2021

Love you Uncle David! I will always remember your special smile. ❤

Kelly Thatcher

February 26, 2021

Looking at the pictures reminded me of so many stories over the years. His smile was the biggest when he was tickled with the funny that he just told. I will definitely miss him. Uncle Dave you were cetainly one of a kind. God bless you all during this time.

Carroll Freeman Schillo

February 26, 2021

I have a lot of great memories of David at First Assembly in Houston, mostly from the youth group, Christ Ambassadors. He was a a faithful member of our group and everyone like his friendliness and his caring personality. May you rest well in the arms of Jesus, our Savior!

Chris Duewall

February 26, 2021

Uncle Dave, you are a kind and loving person and you will be dearly missed.😥 We will keep your memory alive by telling stories of you to the younger generation.
I will always remember how you would take in a deep breath and end it with a long "oh,oh." You always brought a smile to my face. I can see you dancing on the streets of gold with Jesus. ❤

Betty Hammond (Hermann)

February 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about David. I have many memories of David at First Assembly in Houston especially in the Christ Ambassadors Youth Group. Praying for his family during this time.

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