Lammers, David Michael
LAMMERS, DAVID MICHAEL “DAVE” was born on August 27, 1946 and passed away on January 27, 2021 after a two month battle with COVID-19. He was born in Big Spring, Texas. When he was 2 years old, the family moved to Toledo, Ohio which was his father’s home town. After graduating from Toledo Central Catholic High School, he enlisted in the USAF and served during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge in February, 1972, he moved to Big Spring, Texas and attended Howard College. From there he went to Angelo State University and then to The University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas and received his B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1975. Dave also received his M.S. from UTPB in 1986. He was a physical therapist for over 40 years in the Dallas and Big Spring areas. Dave was introduced in 1976 to his wife, Martha, by two of his Sunday School youth, who were also students of Martha’s at Lake Highlands HS. Dave and Martha were married in 1982 at which time they moved to Big Spring where Martha taught at Howard College and Dave became the athletic trainer. Their son, Kurt, was born in 1984 while they lived in Big Spring. In 1986 they returned to the Dallas area and Dave continued as a physical therapist in many different outpatient clinics and inpatient hospitals. Carrie Rose was born in 1991 and the family made their home in Richardson. He loved what he did and he had a wonderful rapport with all of his patients and coworkers. His favorite job was working for the Justin Sports Medicine Team and helping rodeo cowboys. He began that at the Mesquite Rodeo and then moved up to working with the PRCA and the Professional Bull Riders. He traveled almost every weekend and he so loved making friends with his colleagues and the athletes. He continued as a physical therapist until his retirement in 2019. He loved his children and provided the entire family with many happy memories of watching them march in the bands at J. J. Pearce High School, University of Arkansas and the University of Oklahoma respectively. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Eva Lammers, and Martha’s parents, Walter and Rosemary Carona. He is survived by his wife, Martha; children, Kurt (Austin, TX) and Carrie Rose (Richardson, TX). He is also survived by his brothers, Ken and Tom Lammers, and sisters, Carol Payne and Cristine Lammers, brother-in-law, Chuck Carona (Suzette) and sister-in-law, Rosemary Moore (Terry). Dave was blessed with many nieces and nephews as well as adorable great nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at the DFW National Cemetery on February 22. Dave is no longer in pain and dancing the two-step with Jesus! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund at: justincowboycrisisfund.org or First Methodist Church Richardson at: fumcr.com.
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