David Leal Sr
1957 - 2013
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9/11/57. To. 5/11/13

ODESSA In our Heavenly kingdom and in the loving arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is to be found Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother & dear friend David Leal Sr. On Saturday, May 11 , 2013 surrounded by his loving Family, Mr. Leal was called upon to his heavenly home and kingdom from his residence. Mr. Leal 55 of Odessa was born September 11, 1957 in Corpus Christi, TX to Aurelio and Mirta Montamayor Leal. He united in marriage to Connie Gavia on March 28,1980 in Corpus Christi, TX.

Mr. Leal is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Rachel Leal and Magdelena.

He is survived by his wife Connie Leal of Odessa, TX, Sons: David Leal Jr. and wife Sylvia,. Daughters; Angela L. Alvarado and husband Angel, and Stephanie L. DeArmond and husband Clay, all from Odessa, TX. His grandchildren; Branden David Leal, Sean Michael Leal, Sarai Mirta Leal, Alexis Rene Leal, Jordyn Rene Vela, Angelina Jaelyn Alvarado, Angel Chris Alvarado, and Casen James DeArmond all from Odessa, TX. He is also survived by brothers; Robert Garcia and Abel Leal of Corpus Chrisit, TX, Roy Leal, Oscar Leal, and Jimmy Leal all from Odessa, TX, and Ruben Leal of Midland, TX. Sisters; Mary Lou Ybarra, Yolanda Trevino, and Rhonda Orta all from Corpus Christi, TX, Velia Ontiveros from Odessa, TX, and Lorraine Hollingsworth of Midland, TX. along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Heaven has gained another angel. Our hearts are heavy but we rejoice in knowing that David leal Sr. has finished his race and has WON. He was many things to many people. He was a business owner, a founding member of the 7th largest lowrider car club in the USA , a friend and mentor to many and a family man, but above all he was a faith filled God fearing man. He loved his family, loved his church, and he loved God! He has fought a good fight and been crowned in victory. Our loss on earth is heavens gain. You will be truly missed. We the family would like to take this time and express our utmost sincere gratitude to each and everyone of you for all your prayers, floral, food offerings, and especially your presence with us during this most difficult time May God Bless You All Abundantly.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 from 1pm-9pm with a Prayer service at 7pm at Latter Rain Worship Center 305 E. 19th St. Odessa, TX 79761. A funeral service will be held at 10am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Latter Rain Worship Center with Pastor Craig DeArmond officiating. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery Peaceful Gardens.

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Published in Odessa American on May 12, 2013.
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November 24, 2013
Rip had no idea you took the journey already see you soon
May 20, 2013
God Bless the life you lived, God Bless the legacy you left behind,and God Bless your family that you loved. Be at peace now in the almighty Gods presence, we will see you again.
Benjamin De Leon
May 19, 2013
To David's family my condolences on David's passing. I was in the band at Ector with David and he was a great guy. I am sorry to hear that he has passed. I read the obituary and even though his life was cut short early he had a full life. I will remember him in my prayers. God be with David and the family
Fernando Aguirre
May 18, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 16, 2013
Odessa has lost a true Pillar of our community. My condolences to the Leal family.
May 15, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember our great days with the Ector Band. Rest in peace my EHS 1976 classmate.
Rosa Garcia
May 15, 2013
Christy& family you are in my thoughts and prayers

Love the Salinas family
Crystal Salinas
May 15, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Rosie & Ramon Lujan Jr.
May 14, 2013
Our deepest condolences to all the Leal family may god give you all the strength now n forever on the loss of yo.ur loved one. He will be missed butnever fforgotten,You all are in our prayers.
Joe and Martha Garcia and fam.
May 14, 2013
You will always be in our hearts David! God blessed you with a wonderful talent, the love of cars and a very large family to go with that. We will miss you, but thank God that you are in a much better place.
Charlene Romero McBride
May 14, 2013
David, you are now in heaven. Play on my friend. We will hear the drums through the blue clouds.
Patricia (Patsy) Garcia
May 14, 2013
Condolences & Prayers to all the Leal Family....
Mary ann Mancha
May 14, 2013
David, you are now in heaven. Play on my friend. We will hear the drums through the blue clouds.
Patricia (Patsy) Garcia
May 14, 2013
We loved david vary much wish we could be there with his fam god bless from corpus christi tx
mike chilton
May 14, 2013
Lord I ask You to fill that empty place in the canyon of sorrow that has been left in the hearts of the Leal family. May they cast their whole burden of grief on You and let You carry it. "It was a honor to have known David".

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted...Matthew 5:4
Josie Rodriguez
May 14, 2013
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with the Leal family during this difficult time.
Veronica Barrera
May 14, 2013
To all the family of brother Leal. Brenda and I will be praying for the family in the loss of a great man. He will be missed by many.

Jesus prepares a special place for believers in heaven.

John 14:1-3
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."

Praise God!
Dale & Brenda
May 14, 2013
David, will always remember old school days, in the EHS band, you were a great drummer. You are now with our savior!
May 14, 2013
RIP David. Long time friend and fellow Ector High School mate.
May 13, 2013
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow and the days to come~ My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family...
Cathy Davis Imler
May 13, 2013
Sorry for ur lose now u r reunited with my Uncle Tony Garcia
Tina Maldonado
May 13, 2013
Tio David,
I love you and can't believe you are gone. You have left behind a lifetime of memories for all that knew you and for this I am grateful. Look down on us as, not only as we mourn our loss, but as we celebrate your life and legacy. You are one in a million and will never be forgotten. Thank you for all the great times and unconditional love you showed us every time we saw you. Enjoy your time in paradise with grandma, grandpa and your sisters because they have missed you. I love you, Tio and can't wait to see you again.
May 13, 2013
Our sincere condolences to the Leal family. May God comfort your heart in this time of sorrow.
Frank & Rachel Tenorio
May 13, 2013
May you find comfort in Our Lord and may He give you each the strength you need to get through this hard time.Our deepest condolences to ALL the Leal family. In Our Prayers
Adriana Segovia-Garcia
May 13, 2013
Until we meet again cousin. Love you and so happy you are finally in peace. Please watch over us ...you're one Special Angel!
christina grissom
May 13, 2013
Mr. David Leal Sr. My dear Friend, May you have to most amazing time at your reunion with our Lord God and His Son Jesus Christ. May your mom, dad and loving family in Heaven be more filled with gladness and joy with your presence. Congratulations, you prospered life on Earth and have now been promoted for eternal Life in the Kingdom of our Lord to live healthy, and happy forever and forever. Good bye Brother and dear friend of the Murphy St Sanchez Family.
Lupe Sanchez
May 13, 2013
Our deepest condolences to ALL the Leal family. Especially to his wife and children. May you find comfort in Our Heavenly Father. He will give you each the strength you need to get through this hard time. Praying that you feel his presence and peace.
In Him,
George & Hope Rodriguez
May 13, 2013
our hearts are heavy at our loss, may the GOOD LORD help us at this time of sorrow. con amor tu hermano. peace sf
frank sanchezz
May 13, 2013
our deepest Condolences to the family.
God is Good, He will sustain you,
God is faithful,He will not forsake you,God is Loving He will confort you.
YOur in our thoughts and Prayers!
Andy&Estella Carrasco
May 13, 2013
My condolences go to the leal family the little time i knew yal i was young but i remember the family.from norma Munoz fort worth tx.
norma munoz
May 13, 2013
R.I.P Brother. You will be greatly missed.
Raul Armendariz
May 13, 2013
Prayers For Family, David was a very caring Man .. May He Rest In Peace.. You will Be missed during the BBS Car Shows... God has chosen another Angel !!! God Bless
Irene Flores-Quiroz
May 13, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Leal family. R.I.P. David Leal Sr.
Linda Chavez
May 13, 2013
A enjoyed the times that we had with your family on Williams Drive. I enjoyed the many conversations that you had with us. R.I.P.
Teri Alaniz
May 12, 2013
My Deepest Condolences To The Family Although I Did Not Know Him Personally I Remember His Parents Fondly When They Lived Here And They Raised Him To Be A Good Man ...
eva bustamante
May 12, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the Leal Family from Luis Mancha & Family in Austin, TX
Luis Manuel Mancha, SR.
May 12, 2013
alberto gonzalez
May 12, 2013
David you have always been a mentor and father figure in my life, everything you have taught me will be here forever. Thank you for everything and I know you are watching down on us with the Lord at your side
Shane Bell
May 12, 2013
Vanessa & Martin Mancha
May 12, 2013
You will missed David
shawn slatton
May 12, 2013
My condolences to the family, may you all fibd peace in the fact that now he is rejoicing with our good lord although he didn't wantto leave everyone behind he knew it was time to go home
patsy ramirez
May 12, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
International Ballroom
May 12, 2013
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You. May You Find Peace To Bring Comfort, Courage For The Days Ahead, And May You Forever Cherish The Memories In Your Heart.

With Deepest Sympathy
Robert TranquilO C.C.
May 12, 2013
You will be missed David Leal Sr. The lord has gained another great Angel may you rest in peace...
priscilla ramirez
May 12, 2013
I love you daddy. My life will never be the same without you. Give my family kisses for me up in Heaven. Cant wait to see you again. :')
Angela Leal Alvarado
May 12, 2013
I love David, he will be missed! I loved hearing him talk about his family, friends, life, love, faith and lowriders. He is an angel now in heaven and I'm sure rejoicing in all its beauty. Praying for all my Leal family. Much love...
Sharisse Leal
May 12, 2013
My dear long-time friend. You've won the fight and are now home with our Lord. Although you are missed, rejoice in your new surroundings and enjoy the peace in heaven until we meet again.
Daniel Acosta
May 12, 2013
BJ Moya
May 12, 2013
A true lowrider legend that will not be forgotten. God bless the Leal Family.. Descansces en paz carnal, Texas Ed
Eddie Zamarron
May 12, 2013
Rest In Peace MY Friend
May 12, 2013
To my Dearest friend Ive had the pleasure to work with himand know him as a great friend. I don't believe there will ever be someone who loved his family and kidsmore thanDavid, And he loved God he had a lot of Faith .t a shame he will missed
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