On June 29th I died and am presently headed off on my next adventure. During my life I made a lot more friends than I did enemies even though I made my share of mistakes. I’ve written my own obituary because I hate the usual kind that makes sure every member of the family is listed plus the dog, the cat and a bunch of distant relatives.
The only reason for this entry is to let people who knew me or my dear wife, Nancy Alcock…to let them know there is going to be a celebration of my life that I sincerely hope is better than many of the ones I’ve had to attend in the past.
It will be held on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Algonquin Theatre, located in downtown Huntsville. I know the drive up here is a pain in the ass but I hope some of you will make the trek as I don’t want people in town to think we didn’t have any friends other than the great ones we’ve made here.
All of David’s flying friends, wish that he keep soaring far and high above us.
We will try to join you as often as possible up there.
nanci lye stokes
I had tea and butter tarts with David on the island years and years ago. He was a good friend, loved to laugh and led such an interesting life. He was so full of ideas that came to fruition because he shared so much of himself. He will surely be missed by those that knew him.
Didn’t know Mr Harris. Wish we had met. What a wonderful sense of humour.
Your Dad always had such great stories/wisdom to share as a kid growing up on the Island. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Jerry & Anita Aschenbrenner
David – in health, in illness and in death you have been an amazing man!
Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!
Peter and Linda Rosbottom
Nancy: so sorry to hear about David…truly enjoyed the times I worked for you both..I often repeat a saying David used on the jobsite: Peter, just keep it cheap and cheerful! What a guy. Take care…thinking of you.
So sorry to hear of David’s passing.He was a fighter right up to the end.
I’ll miss his column and his humour.
I always enjoyed chatting with him and I know he’ll be missed by many.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.
Sincerely, Linda Rowe.
My husband & I read the Star last weekend and came across your husband’s notice. It was so refreshing, funny & honest!We loved it. I am sure his sense of fun and outlook on life will be missed. His notice was “one of a kind”””
Sorry to hear of David’s death. He fought a strong fight.Nancy our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jane & John Crockett
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. What a brave and strong man. We will never forget him. God Bless.
Rob & Jane Salhani
We are so sad to hear of David’s death. We will miss him at St. Andrews with his trailer. David introduced us to North Carolina and Pinehurst. We used to rent his “Camp David”” at Foxfire and have many fond memories of our times there. We will also miss his easy going nature and good sense of humour at the golf course. He also taught Jane how to play the game! Our condolences to to Nancy and our best wishes. We will unfortunately be far away on July 10th so won’t be able to be there