On August 1, 2020 William David Mahan of Woodville was taken suddenly from his earthly life’s journey to his final eternal home with God our Father, Jesus our Lord and Savior and family and friends who arrived before him.
David was born on October 31, 1957 in Houston. His parents, Jim and Belle (Fortenberry) Mahan and brother-in-law, James Kimbrough preceded him in going to our heavenly home.
He was a graduate of Woodville Kirby High School where his classmates and friends called him “Frog”. David’s work career included oil rig work, operating “Blue Jean Alley Game Room” in his parents “Town West Center”, serving as TDCJ correctional officer and finally his lawn and yard service. David was a member of Hillister Assembly of God Church and loved his Lord, his pastor and his church family. His favorite hobbies were fishing and going to car shows.
He will be deeply missed by his family who loved and encouraged him and will miss his inquisitive questions, David’s family includes sisters, Kelly McClane of Rowlett, Esther Austin of Midlothian, Martha Kimbrough of Woodville; brothers, Jimmy Mahan and wife, Ranodda of Woodville and Roland McClemore of Huffman; aunts, Evelyn Mahan of Colmesneil and Marjorie Barnes of Chester; nieces, Kim Butler and husband, Chuck, Christine Shepherd and husband, Bengy all of Woodville, Michala MacKenzie and husband, Chance of Nome, Cindal Taylor of Vinton, Destiny Allen of Dallas, Sara Shepherd of Woodville, Katie Belle Mahan of Kirbyville; nephews, Tim Kimbrough and wife, Alyssa of Woodville, Michael Mahan and wife, Kena of Kirbyville, Cody Butler and wife, Chelsi of Ft. Worth, Wyatt Shepherd of Woodville and numerous other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 10 am at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Rusty West officiating. A burial will be held at the Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville.
As the song says, “When we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be.”
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