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David Wayne Dyess Obituary
David Wayne Dyess David Wayne Dyess was born in Austin Texas on December 18, 1943 and entered into eternal peace Monday, June 17th at 1:00 am after an endless battle with leukemia. A fearless warrior until his final breath, Dave departed peacefully, surrounded by immediate family. He is survived by his wife Martha of 46 years, brother Bill, sister Kay, sons Danny and Donny, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. Those who were lucky enough to know him would agree that Dave was a special person. Without hesitation, he would drop everything to help anyone in need, and always enjoyed putting a smile on everyone's face. Through his remarkable sense of humor, He could make your worst day much brighter with ease no matter how he felt. His capability of finding humor in any situation made him an absolute joy. He was a kind, loving, caring, passionate, compassionate, man with a heart of gold. When you met Dave, you were sure to part friends. Dave was a long-time employee of IBM, and in retirement, had fun working as a locksmith with his 2 boys. He was also a Ham/amateur radio fan and operator. Dave enjoyed traveling with his wife/best friend Martha, fishing and playing dominos with friends, spending time with his sons, listening to country music, and had a passion for animals, especially Bucky, which were always treated as family members. He also took great pride in fixing anything brought to him with his mind-numbing array of tools, and remarkable ability to mend. Dave was a Friend, Lover, Father, Hero, Role-Model, Provider, Brother, Confidant, and one of the greatest people of our time. We should take comfort knowing David is now forever free from needles and tubes, and can enjoy everlasting bliss rejoicing with old friends and family who also left far too soon. Dave will forever be with us in spirit, beautiful memories, funny stories, great times, and countless laughs. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening, on Thursday, the 20th of June 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Light refreshments will be provided by the family through Cook-Walden Funeral Home Catering Services. A funeral service will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 21st of June 2013, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. A graveside service will be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, at Adina Christian Church Cemetery, near Blue, Texas under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/donate/ Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 20, 2013
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