David Joe Claridy

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David Joe Claridy, 62 of Speegleville, Texas passed away March 7, 2018 after a short and courageous battle with ALS.  A celebration of life is pending.

David was born May 14, 1955 in Whitney, Texas before moving to Waco where he attended Waco High School.  He spent ten years working for Baylor Scott and White – Hillcrest where he was highly regarded by his co-workers.

A genuine soul, David was full of life and always there to help a friend in need.  He never met a stranger and made sure everybody who came for a visit left with a smile. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing his guitar, and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.  David was also a jack of all trades and could fix anything.

He was preceded in death by his father, C. E. Bud Claridy and brother, Howard “Gene” Claridy.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Claridy of Waco, TX;  wife, Karen Claridy of Speegleville,TX; son Brian and wife Christy Claridy of Olympia, WA; daughter, Lauren Claridy of Waco, TX; brother Don and wife Mary Claridy of West, TX; sisters: Carol and husband Duke Copeland of Speegleville, TX and Cindy Claridy of Mexia, TX. David is also survived by five step-children: Kandice and husband, Justin Jordan of Fort Worth, TX, Chase Randall of Eldon, MO,  Gino Young and Jessica Alexander of Belton,TX, Allen Young and wife Kelsey of Midland, TX and Chance Young and wife Jennifer of Brighton, CO, along with grandson, Braxton Claridy; step-grandchildren, Kynslee and Jaxton Jordan, Brooks, Corbin, Arianna, Addy, Kami, Nevara and Raurie Young; nieces and nephews, Joe Luna, Donathan, Troy and Jason Claridy, Robyn Miga,  Amber Hall, and Sarah and Beau Copeland; as well as numerous cousins and extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Baylor Scott and White – Hillcrest for their excellent care and kindness.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ALS Association, Texas Chapter, donate.alstexas.org

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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Condolence Messages

  1. Alice Copeland

    So sorry for your loss I know it is hard Prayers to you and family

    • Gidget Clayton

      So sorry Karen for your loss. I do know how you feel, been there. My strength was and is God.
      If I can do anything for you please let me know.
      Your friend, Gidget Clayton.

  2. Betty Salinas

    Sorry for your loss prayers for the family may God Bless you at this time of need and bring you comfort

  3. Leo (rusty) hinton

    You may be gone but you will always live in my heart so long my brother till we meet again love you bro

  4. Felicia Hinton Wilkerson

    Rest easy David….I never got to hear those stories of you, daddy and crew, lol. Y’all probably planned that, huh. Watch over everyone and let them know you are there. Ride free!!

  5. Gidget Clayton

    So sorry Karen for your loss. I do know how you feel, been there. My strength was and is God.
    If I can do anything for you please let me know.
    Your friend, Gidget Clayton.

  6. Franchon Perkins

    Oh Karen I am so sorry for your loss. I know you wil have hard days ahead but please please call me if I can do anything for you. I am here now and always.

  7. Earl Carmichael

    Hate to see and hear this. So sorry for family and Wanda.. He will be missed. I’m a friend of Bud and Wanda also Bobby Burgamy (deceased).. May he rest in peace and God bless….

  8. David will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family & friends. He was one of a kind!

  9. Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your Family. Love you

  10. Karen Burgamy Rogers

    My heart hurts for our family. Aunt Wanda, please know my prayers are with you for strength and peace. I love you all and embrace every special memory I carry with me.

  11. I am so sorry about David. He was always so friendly and full of life. Praying for Wanda and family.

  12. My husband and I worked with David back in the Hercules days. We are so very sad and send our blessings to your family.

  13. Rest easy my friend! I’m truly honored to know you and look forward to shaking your hand again one day!

  14. I am heart-broken . David was such joy to be around. I went to WHS with David and worked with him at Hillcrest. Always made me smile. May he rest in peace.

  15. My sincere condolences to the entire Clarity family. It’s so very difficult to lose our loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort from your special memories.

    Kay Duke (2nd cousin)
    Daughter of Uncle Treat Miller

  16. Russell L Livingston

    On behalf of the Class of 73 of Waco High School, I would like to offer our most sincere condolences in the transition of David. He was well-known in our class for his infectious smile and his endearing and friendly personality. We, like you, will miss him. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. May the love and peace of God bless and keep you.

    Russell L. Livingston
    President of Waco High School, Class of 1973

  17. Morris Lucas (Luke)

    will miss seeing you when i visiting. enjoyed working with you. Luke

  18. Amanda Bolfing Burke

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. A. Perry Stringer

    My deepest sympathies to all.

  20. Vicki-Castillo Libby

    Sorry for your loss I grew up down the the street from the Claridy’s and attended school with them as well

  21. So sorry for the loss of David. David was a great friend to our family. He was a honorable man my mother Loved him dearly!!! I like thinking David and Mom are having a cup of coffee and laughing about the good old days!!! Mrs. Claridy, Carol ,Don if there is anything ya need If there is anything we can do for ya please call.

  22. David and I worked together at Hercules for several years. We never had a dull moment…an absolute joy to work with. You will be missed greatly. Rest In Peace my friend.

  23. So sorry for the loss of this fine man…My deepest sympathies to the entire family. RIP David…..

  24. Carla Crump-Farrell

    Never will be forgotten…You are in a good place, with the angels.

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