DR. DAVID W.
POLK CITY - Dr. David W. Goldston, born April 12, 1936, youngest son of Henry David & Katy Goldston of Hereford, Texas, passed away of Covid complications, on Feb. 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, his eight brothers, Welborn, Claude, Mark, Wade, Bill, Phillip, Steve, and Roger, and by one infant sister, Myrtle. He is survived by his wife, Nancy S. Goldston of Polk City, and by five sisters, Doris Parker of Plano, TX, Florence Pinkston of Fishers, IN, Glenys Patrick of Ft. Belvoir, VA, Dora Roberts, and Frances Goldston, both of Austin, TX. He is also survived by 4 children & two step children, Terri Gorman (John) of Plano, TX, Linda Owen, Steven W. Goldston, and Wendi Weaver (Mike), all of Waco, Tx, David G. Hood (Pinnara) of Polk City, FL and Rebecca Hood Becherer (Tom) of Louisville, KY. Dr. Goldston has been blessed with 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces & nephews.
As many Polk County residents know, Dr. Goldston spent nearly 50 years serving the communities of Polk County through his dental practices. He enjoyed patients of all ages and dedicated himself to improving their dental health and understanding. Dr. Goldston also loved music and was labeled, 'The Singing Dentist,' by an article in the Florida Dental Journal. He often burst into song while treating patients, and, hopefully, relaxed them or, at least, gave them something else to think about! Dr. Goldston was active in his church, Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland, as a member of the choir and an occasional soloist.
All are invited to a Celebration of Life Memorial Service which will be held on Saturday, April 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland, which, at present, shares a building with Ignited Church, 5859 Hwy. 98 North, Lakeland, Fl 33809. Proper Covid precautions will be taken in the service. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed at https://rfclakeland.com
The Committal Service will then be on Monday, April 12th, at 3:00 p.m. at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US-1, Mims, Florida 32754. The cemetery requests attendees arrive no later than 2:45 to be escorted to a pavilion for the brief ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting scholarship donations be made to Dr. Goldston's alma mater, Texas A & M University, at the link https://www.tx.ag/DavidGoldston
or by simply mailing a check to The Association of Former Students, 505 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840.
For all the cards, calls, and prayers from friends, the family is extremely thankful. David will be missed by all who loved and appreciated him.