David Charles Attaway, Sr.


David Attaway, 66, of Elm Mott, passed away Friday, January 22nd.

Funeral Service: 11Am Wednesday, January 27th at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 1624 Wooded Acres Drive. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

Visitation: 6-8PM Tuesday, January 26th at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

David was born in Waco. He attended schools in Valliant, Chelsea and Durant, OK. He joined the US Army in 1966, attending basic training in Fort Polk, LA and attended advanced engineer training at Fort Lenardwood, MO. He went on to jump school and Special Forces school at Fort Benning, GA. David served three tours in Viet Nam with the 5th Special Forces Group and the 18th Engineers. He was at Viet Nam during the Tet Offensive. He attended Officers’ Candidate School between tours in Viet Nam. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1972, he became a fire fighter, a police officer and a paramedic before settling in to be a truck driver.

In August, 2007, he met Jan and they were married on March 20, 2008. They had a blessed life together; doing the things they loved the most: road trips, camping, volunteering at church and rescuing Pugs. They spent many years volunteering for the DFW Pug Rescue. During that time, they fell in love with their fur baby, Brandon. David and Brandon have been inseparable for 5 years.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Eleanor Attaway; and a sister, Sherry.

He is survived by his wife, Janice, of Elm Mott; daughters, Sherry Davis and Tim Church of Rock Island, OK, and Kristi Jenkins and husband, Scott of San Antonio; son David Attaway, Jr., and wife, Amber of Gatesville; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Boots Attaway and wife, Clara, of Elm Mott; sisters, Sheila Koehn and husband, Wayne of Durant, OK and Marlene Sheppard of Sepulpa, OK; half-brothers, Johnny Attaway and Jimmy Attaway, both of Waco; half-sister, Brenda Attaway of CA; mother-in-law, Nell Mauk of Elm Mott; brother-in-law, Jim Mauk and wife, Debbie of Burnet; and his very special little buddy, Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in David’s memory may be directed to DFW Pug Rescue, PO Box, 2591, Grapevine, TX, 76099, the Elm Mott Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 46, Elm Mott, TX, 76640 or to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 1624 Wooded Acres Dr., Waco, TX, 76710.

Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  2. Celeste Branstetter & Felice Garcia

    I am so very sorry for your loss. That’s what people say and it doesn’t begin to cover it. This I know from losing my mom at the age of 14. I know that there are no words that will ease the pain of losing someone that is so loved. I will keep you all in my prayers; that God may carry you through this grief. It is a difficult path to endure but with God and your friends it is easier. Be gentle with yourself and love one another.

  3. Boots J. Attaway

    I will miss you big brother. Until we meet again and have morning coffee in Heaven.

  4. Jan I am very sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and the entire Attaway family.

  5. I love you Jan, so sorry for your loss… Praying for you and all of the family.. See you Soon. Hugs !

  6. Barbara Watkins

    Jan, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you’re heart is breaking but think of all the wonderful memories you have! My prayers for you and the family.

  7. Jan…my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time…love to you .. Condolences to the family, and prayers for comfort.

  8. Cathy Johnson-Melson

    So sorry to hear about David’s passing. In some of the video pics he was fishing. There are two of the best to show him the ropes of catching catfish on his arrival. Love ya

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