Funeral services for Joseph David, 89, were held Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North Zulch. The Rev. Randall Smith officiated the service, and interment followed in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.
Joseph David was born on June 13, 1928, in Lafayette, Louisiana. His parents were Joseph Dudley and Dorothy (Landry) David. Joseph entered the Merchant Marines when he was fifteen and joined the Navy when he was seventeen. He moved to Normangee in 1952 where he owned and operated a Dairy for ten years. In 1965, he moved his family to League City where they resided until 1980. During that time, Joseph flew solo in 1978 and received his pilot’s license. In 1980, Joseph moved back to Normangee where resided until his death. He was a manager of the Madison County Water District, and the city manager for the City of Normangee from 1980-1985. Joseph was also awarded “Man of the Year” for the City of Normangee in 1985. He was a very creative and talented craftsman and helped design the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Parsonage and Parish Hall, of which he was also a longtime member. Joseph passed away on Nov. 10, 2017 in Franklin. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers, Clifford and Donald David and sister-in-law, Jeanie David.
Survivors include wife, Margaret David of Normangee; son, Joe Alvin “Butch” David and wife, Susie, of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Brenda Streater and husband, Darrell, of Marquez; and special friends, Doris Theiss, Gladys Watson and John Wolfington. Joseph is also survived by grandchildren Rachel Streater, Joey David and Jeff David and great-grandchildren Luke, Lila, George and Charlie David.
Pallbearers are John Turner, Larry Adcock, Larry Grimes, Danny Martin, David Kelley and Mark Schusler. Honorary pallbearers are George Stokes, Pastor Loeschman, Pastor Harris, Darrell Streater and Jim Baumgartner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, 5084 Church Lane, North Zulch, TX 77872.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.