8.3.1951 – 10.11.2011
David’s race is over; he has won the victory and is now taking the first break he’s had in over 60 years. We are celebrating his life through our tears and remembering a life full of joy and service.
David spent his life living for others following the example of his Lord Jesus Christ. He believed that we are here for each other and that the highest calling a man can have is to lay down his life for his friends. David laid down his life everyday putting himself second; believing that while we were all created equal, we each have unique ways in which we can be Jesus to this world.
Over the last 15 years, David’s heart broke for the men and women of our military, law enforcement and first responders. David believed that each person has a duty to live and that he could best dispense his duty by giving final honors to those who have literally laid down their lives for others. As the Belladier, David honored thousands of US servicemen and women, Firefighters and Police Officers. At each service with each note reverberating from the Bell, David did what he could with what he was given.
In a Memorial Day Speech in 1884, Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said this…
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
David lived his life sharing in the passion and action of his time and has changed this world in a thousand unknown ways. His life will reverberate like the sound of his bell throughout the years to come being heard by those who knew him and by many of those who didn’t.
We will miss his humor, his smile and his letters. We will miss his stories, his handshake and the way he answered the phone. We are grateful for the life he poured into all of us and for the sense of urgency with which he dispense his duty to live.
We appreciate your prayers.
The Liberty Bell (Texas) / Claire
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