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David Lawrence Rivers

June 25, 1944 –
 July 20, 2022

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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.

 

15 Thoughts on David Lawrence Rivers
    Pat Justice
    25 Jul 2022
    9:30am

    Ron and I will forever miss David. He and Beverly have been our very best friends for many years now. We have had so much fun with them-going on trips, out to dinner, movies in the movie room….and for just David and Ron it was lots of motorcycle trips.
    We will miss him,
    Ron & Pat Justice

    Jody Oren
    25 Jul 2022
    9:36am

    A great friend and classmate!

    25 Jul 2022
    11:05am

    Steve & I will miss David. We have been close friends of Beverly and David for over 20 years
    …sharing dinners, mototcycle rides, Baylor/TCU football games, and even going to our favorite event, The Kentucky Derby.
    Prayers for Beverly and all his family.
    Steve & Sandra Bell

    Carolyn and Don Harvey
    25 Jul 2022
    12:31pm

    David and Beverly were great next door neighbors, always ready for a good time! The neighborhood was not the same after they moved. We will always remember you, David.

    Beverly
    25 Jul 2022
    2:17pm

    Thank you Pat. We loved our times together with you. He will be missed❤️

    Beverly
    25 Jul 2022
    2:18pm

    He was a great friend. He will be missed by many❤️

    John Karmann
    25 Jul 2022
    5:24pm

    David had a unique sense of humor. I enjoyed bantering with him. He will be missed. Beverly, you were a patient and caring partner for David.

    Barbara DeWitt
    25 Jul 2022
    7:19pm

    So many great memories with David & Beverly. We have been friends for 37 years. David love Beech Creek & going fishing with Richy. It’s too hard to explain how we feel about his passing. Will be missed and will be loved forever. Rest In Peace.

    Greg Alles
    26 Jul 2022
    5:37am

    He was a great brother and friend. I will miss razzing him.

    Beverly
    26 Jul 2022
    6:24am

    We have many fond memories with you and Steve❤️

    Ken Ardoin
    26 Jul 2022
    8:48pm

    David,
    I have only known you and Beverly for 5 years. As a neighbor, I enjoyed the times sitting on the Patio, talking Sports, drinking Wine, Cajun Cooking and your Bar-b-Que. I miss driving by the Circle at your home and not seeing you sitting there. It’s a bigger void than I imagined. Beverly, we are here for you and will be here to help as needed. David, I’m sure you have already started causing trouble with Saint Peter. I can see that gleem in your eye.
    Ken Ardoin

    Brenda Fox
    30 Jul 2022
    9:11am

    Rick and I are so sorry for your loss. We were so moved by your love, care and devotion to David. A beautiful marriage is one blessed by the Lord. Praying God’s peace and comfort to surround you and your family.

    Joyce Bartell
    15 Aug 2022
    1:45pm

    Beverly, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband❤️ .

    Karen Winnick
    16 Aug 2022
    1:30pm

    Beverly,I’m so sorry for your loss. David was a great guy and you two were so good together. Please know that my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. ❤️

    Peggy Cayce
    30 Oct 2022
    3:37pm

    Beverly, I never met David but saw several pictures of him over the years. You made such a great looking couple. I remember you borrowing my “70” sign for David’s birthday. WOW! That was 8 yrs ago! David must have been a great guy!
    With Love and Prayers,
    Peggy

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