I have known Dave since the early 50's. Dave, Tom, Dave's Mother and I use to play bridge a great deal of the time. Dave's Mother and mine were good friends and my Mother always like Dave very much. I did not get to play football with Dave but there is one thing certain--if they play football in heaven--Dave will be on the first team. You may be gone but you will not be forgotten.
Coach always put others first. The lessons that he taught from the classroom, on the field, or in life will not be forgotten. Thank you, and I'm forever grateful for the impact you had on my life.
Dave, you were a very special friend to me all through the years – all 57 years that we have known each other. Wow! I remember all the good times we had in high school, the card games and most importantly your wonderful sense of humor. It always made me smile. I am glad we made all those memories. Seeing you at our 50th class reunion was not only a joy but brought back all those great memories. You are a man who always had my respect. Thank-you for the time and memories. You will be dearly missed by all who have known you. A special man and a great friend who put his mark of excellence in this world and showed the world what love is all about. I'll see you again on the other side. Hold a spot for me. – Richard & Maddy Grove
Introduced me to Edward's Drive In and the volume of his voice would triple as he would not take a breath when lecturing. Especially when teaching Trig. Go Tennessee ChatanOOOOGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (CHS Class of 1982)
Dave was a tutor for many years in the Learning Center at North Central High School. He was especially sought after by our English Language Learners because of his patience and ability to present complex math in language they could understand. My prayers and sympathy go to the family of this man who truly made a difference in the lives of many students.