David Lawrence Rivers
David Lawrence Rivers, age 78, died in McKinney, Texas on July 20, 2022, from Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.
Born June 25, 1944, David spent the best part of his life in Texas. He graduated from R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas and after attending college in Kansas, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving 4 years and earning the Distinguished Service Award. David enjoyed a successful and fulfilling career at Executive Printing, a leading print broker business, which he established and operated until his retirement.
An avid football fan, David was an active and enthusiastic TCU fan, attending as many regular season and bowl games as possible, including a memorable trip to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. He loved the outdoors and could often be found golfing, hunting, fishing, or riding his Harley.
David met his future wife, Beverly Alles, on a blind date in 1973. They fell in love and were married on March 16, 1974.
David and Beverly traveled as often as possible and their travels took them to almost every country in the world including a 25th wedding anniversary flight to England on the Concorde.
David enjoyed hosting friends at home where his barbeque skills became legendary. His grilling prowess earned him a designation as a regional and national barbeque competition judge.
David is survived by his loving wife, Beverly, his son John Spragins (Jessie), step-daughter Holly Nauman (Jeff), brother Ronney Rivers (Beverly), step-grandson Ben LaVine, his beloved nieces and nephews and their families and a large number of very close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in David’s name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Parkinson’s Foundation in David’s name.
A celebration of David’s life will be held Sunday, August 14 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Hula Hut, 210 Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068. Please dress in casual and colorful attire and RSVP to Beverly Rivers if you plan to attend.
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