David proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean and was on four different aircraft carriers, two of which he put into commission. After the Navy, he worked for the railroad as a locomotive engineer where he retired. In his downtime David enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing his organ and keyboard. With a huge heart for animals, he totally enjoyed his dogs and cats (one of which was 30 lbs.). His retreat was watching the koi and goldfish in his 6,200-gallon koi pond. The fish with the sound of the waterfall was very calming for him. David also liked watching the birds and squirrels at his many bird feeders. He will be greatly missed.
David is survived by his wife, Myrna Teague; daughter, Donna Smith of New Hampshire; stepdaughter, Cindy and husband Walter Fisher and their twelve children.
A memorial service is planned at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Ozark Mountain Christian Church, in Merriam Woods, Missouri (10123 US-160 Hwy.). In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Humane Society of your choice in David’s name.