David Carl Strother, 52, made his heavenly journey to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, November 29, 2021.
David sported many titles throughout his life: Son, Friend, Husband, Father, Brother-in-law, Star Athlete, Class Clown, Elvis lover… but the titles he wore the most proudly were Son, Husband and Dad. Anyone who knew David knew that he was the most loving son, husband and father a family could ask for. His love for his mom, wife and his boys was undeniable.
It is hard to imagine a world without David in it. The sun just doesn’t seem as bright since the Lord called him home.
He made many friends during his time here on earth. He was the kind of person who drew people in with his childlike spirit and love for life, but more so, he was the kind of person who sought people out. David was so intentional with the ones he loved and made it a point to make all those he encountered feel so important and special. He would reach out just to let you know that he was thinking about you, or that he was grateful for you, or just share a treasured memory with you. He was a friend you could always count on.
David will be remembered for his love and laughter, his acceptance of everyone, refusal to dismiss anyone, and for his exceptionally hilarious and cheesy posts on Facebook. He was our very own Chris Farley.
We can only hope the breaking of our hearts now is testament enough to the love we feel for you. How blessed are we to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sheryl; sons, Jackson and Jensen; beloved & irreplaceable "Sonny" to mother, Rosie; aunt, Gabriele Parham (Leon); sisters-in-law, Kerri Wiese (Dave) and Terri Richardson (Vince); brother-in-law, Kevin Ulrich (Barbara) and a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends all over the world.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10am at Edge Park United Methodist Church, 5616 Crowley Rd. Fort Worth, Tx 76134, with Pastor Joe Chamness officiating.
Rev. Janice Wardean Holster Matthews was born on June 29th, 1949 in Crockett, TX to A.J. Holster and Norma D. Pike, and grew up in Houston, TX.
Janice accepted Christ at an early age, and was first ordained as a minister by Mac Watson at 16 years old. She never met a stranger and ministered to others everywhere she went. As a young adult, she demonstrated an excellent work ethic, and quickly worked her way up to retail management positions where she continued to work until the time of her retirement.
Janice loved and served the Lord throughout her entire life. Preaching the gospel, serving others, and loving her family were her constant priorities. She taught innumerable Sunday School classes, and frequently played the organ and piano at nearly any church that needed her help. She loved to sing and praise the Lord through music.
During her retirement years, Janice used her creative gifts to make hundreds of baby quilts embroidered with bible verses & prayers for almost every new baby she encountered. Janice wasn’t one to use her retirement to fulfill her own dreams and desires. She regularly volunteered at First United Methodist Church of Bedford through their Project Help Program, and stepped-in as a guest speaker in times of need at many local churches.
Janice Matthews departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; her siblings, Andrew Norman Holster, Alma Victoria Hull, and Doris Holster; her husbands, Jackie Sterling Yearout, Bertrand Allan Holleman, and George Matthews; her step-son, Royce Allan Holleman, and several infant grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her step-mother, Juanita Holster; her siblings, Jeannette Jones (Darrell), Michael Holster, Jimmy Kyle Holster, Arthur Paul Jordan, Martha Ann Jordan, Barbara Lyles, and Eddie Jordan; her children, Robert Henry Hull, Cheryl Ruth Sharp (Brian), and Norma Jean Plank (David Scott); her stepchildren, Peggy Holleman Thomas & Jeanette Smith; her grandchildren, Jerry Smith, Adasia Blazek (Joseph), Elizabeth Allen (Alberto Mendoza), Roxanne Quinlan (Taylor), Daniel Horn, James Arthur Allen III (Carley), Jessica Shelton (Kyle), Samuel Sutton, Jackie Belowski (Raymond), Aaron Horn, David Horn, Eleena Hull, Eli Hull, Cassidy Osbourne, and 10 living great-grandchildren and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Family will welcome guests for a visitation at 5:00pm Saturday, December 4, 2021 at City on a Hill Church, 1140 Morrison Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76120 with a funeral ceremony to follow at 6:00pm.