David Carl Strother
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.
12/7/2021 12:09:30 pm
David (Dave, Stro) was such a blessing. Such a dear friend to all of us. Our hearts and minds are still reeling that he is no longer here with us. But I have to keep telling myself, as I look at the sun, he’s shining down on us, reminding me....he’s in a better place. Sheryl, Rosie, Stro Bros...all family & friends ...you’re in our thoughts and prayers....all my love, Cricket (as Dave still called me)
Kelli Shafer Martinez
12/7/2021 01:35:57 pm
This is so hard to put my head around. You are gone way to soon my sweet, hilarious friend... my heart is 💔. May you always rest in peace to the #1Stro Bro. Sending my love and prayers to your precious family David...
12/7/2021 12:10:07 pm
There are not enough words to express the sadness and loss that everyone feels at this time, especially his family. But David was so warm and loving that he made ALL of us feel like family. He is dearly missed and there is a huge void in so many lives. Days are not the same without his FB humor. Strother family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. There is so much love out here for David, and the family he leaves behind. God’s blessings to all.
L Brent Cantrell
12/7/2021 12:13:43 pm
I am so sorry. My prayers ad thoughts extend to you. May there be the care of Christ in your life at this time and always. L Brent
12/7/2021 12:22:04 pm
My heart is so heavy knowing yours is broken. My prayer is that God's peace and love will surround you and lead you through this dark valley.
12/8/2021 03:41:03 pm
❤️ you Cousin
12/7/2021 12:56:53 pm
David my man, you might just put Facebook out of business. I always looked forward to your daily joke or quote to put a smile on my face. I know an entire community is less inclined to open that app now that you have posted for the last time. Social media makes it so easy to stay in touch and forget about the importance of shaking hands or wrapping up a BIG hug! Sorry we hadn’t done that in a long time. Never met anyone quite like you buddy and I certainly will miss you! Godspeed Big Daddy.....
12/7/2021 12:59:59 pm
David was such a wonderful great funny guy! I just met him last year and it seemed like I knew him for a lifetime! His boys go to school with my son and we used to always talk bout our boys being young men,and how much we love our boys! He was always always there for me when I needed to talk to someone,always made me laugh with all his jokes he used to send me. David you sure are gonna be missed.Sheryl,Jenson and Jackson yall are always going to be in my prayers and thoughts.
12/7/2021 01:27:26 pm
David Was a great father, husband , son and was a friend to many people in his lifetime. He always would send a message whether you were having a good or bad day or to just check -in. I know we are all truly going to miss him and his infectious humor and joking around and talking about his sons or wife . To his family I send prayers and healing as you say goodbye for now. We will all one day be laughing and together with our loved ones in the house of the lord . “Stro “ til we meet up again friend and brother.
12/7/2021 01:48:17 pm
Love You David 💙 Rest In Peace 🙏
12/7/2021 01:53:11 pm
This is a cat that’s gone too soon. Knew him for over 40 years and I’m saddened at this news. Godspeed brother and God bless everyone that knew him.
12/7/2021 01:55:16 pm
My father always said that when you die if you got five real friends then you had a great life.
12/7/2021 02:11:31 pm
I never had the privilege to meet your son Rosie or his family! But, the precious words in his obituary and all the kind loving things people are saying let’s me know he was a great son! May God comfort you and his family to understanding. During this time of your disbelief, a heavy heart and pain I’ve ask God to stay by your side until your pain eases. Just know not a day goes by that I’m not praying or thinking of you and his family. I love you and truly appreciate and respect you as my cousin. David got it honest, he has a kind and sweet loving person for a mother too. I care and I’m here if you need me!
12/8/2021 06:59:49 pm
Dear sweet cousin ❤️ If you were at the Strother family reunion in 9/2002, David & Sheryl were there. The first time I met her & knew my David had met his future wife ❤️💔
Joy Tyner and Cael Denson
12/7/2021 03:25:34 pm
Cheryl , Rosie ,Jackson , and Jensen , you all are family to Cael and I . We are so sorry and heartbroken over David leaving us . Y’all’s Dad loved you kids and was apart of everything y’all did . The night before he was called home , he sent me a picture of the boys with Cael , as he did often . We will never forget David , and we love y’all . We have a new journey now . We love you David , you are missed so much . So sorry for your loss . God got someone very special when your Dad was called home . We are always here for y’all . Love GG and Cowboy
Carolyn Anderson Campbell
12/7/2021 04:06:48 pm
I will forever miss him..... Praying for your family🙏🙏🙏💔❤️💔❤️
12/7/2021 08:06:36 pm
David and I have been friends since high school, we went to many pit parties at Benbrook lake, doing what teenagers do. I remember one time we were in someone's car and I had one to many wine coolers and needed to throw up. I will never forget what he told me, he told me to hang my head out of the car and to imagine that I can see and smell a hot mayonnaise pizza with cigarette butts on it. Well, it worked, I threw up and then we all laughed at the situation because he actually got me to do it! Over the years we lost touch until Facebook came along and we reconnected, I believe it was about the time Sheryl was pregnant with the boys. I loved how proud he was of those boys, how much he loved his family and loved showing them off. I suffer from major depressive disorder and I always knew I could count on David's posts, usually of the boys, to cheer me up. I even DM'd him and told him how watching his boys getting bigger was awesome and that they brought me joy. He promised to never stop posting pictures of them for me. My father passed away last year and it wasn't on good terms between us (my dad andI), I didn't want to explain to everyone in fb land what I was going through, nor did I want to relive any memories of my father so I deleted the entire account, but, kept the Instagram account. Just recently I opened a new fb account and didn't have everyone I wanted on it yet, including David. The last time we spoke was on a picture he had posted on Instagram of the boys getting ready for a school dance, I couldn't believe how big they are and mentioned it to him. That was the last time we spoke. I was told by a fellow classmate, Matt Henry, that David had passed away Monday night. I didn't believe him, there's no way such an amazing guy would die so young, I still can't believe it. I was looking forward to sharing my first grandchild with him, who was born the day after David died. I was holding my grandson when I found out and I couldn't stop crying. David, you were and are so very loved by so many people and will be forever missed!! You touched so many of us in so many ways that it's going to take a while to accept you really are gone. It was my pleasure to have known you and an honor being your friend! Much love to your family, especially those amazing boys and Sheryl. There will never be another like you! You were so amazing!!❤💔
12/8/2021 12:21:54 am
I did not know David but I do know Sheryl because she was friends with my sons during their college days. The obituary for this man said everything that fits the kind of man Sheryl would marry and want to have a family with. I looked at some of their family pictures and I can see the love for his wife and sons radiating from his smile . The description about him in the obituary also let us know he was a man that also loved his Jesus so while we a saddened at his loss there is a great celebration in Heaven because he is home. Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss…💔
Mary Elkins Lewis
12/8/2021 04:34:21 am
I have no words. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers since I heard about David.
12/9/2021 12:53:11 pm
Rosie, Sheryl, Jackson& Jensen our deepest condolences on the loss of David. There are no words to express how we feel at his loss. I have so many funny memories of David and have watched him grow from a young kid into the loving son, husband and father he became. I pray that in time you will find peace. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏❤️
Christy Stratton Mann
12/10/2021 12:05:20 pm
I knew David from elementary school and middle school, and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was one of the most supportive people I had on the sidelines cheering me on. He'd sometimes send me a message, just checking on how I was doing. I know how much he loved his family -- he seemed to want to spread that joy all around. RIP friend.
12/12/2021 07:16:10 am
Your passing took me so off guard since we were conversing just days previously, it knocked me too my knees requiring serious cognitive time staring at the ceiling to come too grips with reality…
12/15/2021 06:46:27 pm
Sending hugs to the family. David was such a loving, funny man dedicated to you. My prayers for peace and comfort in this time of grief. Prayers for strength and the lovely memories you have about him to guide your way.
12/18/2021 02:27:02 am
I love you, dear David. ❤️ Thank you so much for all that you brought to me and to this world. I am a better person to have known you. You will forever and ever be a part of my heart and soul. Sending all my love to Sheryl and the precious Stro Bros, to Rosie and to all of your loved ones who are feeling this enormous loss. Rest In Peace, my sweetest of friends. 💖💖💖 Until we meet again.💖💖💖
12/18/2021 06:11:21 am
To Sheryl,The Stro Boys, David’s mother and the entire family: my sincerest condolences on the loss of David. He was such a good guy with a wonderful sense of humor. And, used his presence online to entertain us all with his amazing wit and incredible sarcasm. He also brought so many different people together and was so close himself to such a large, and diverse group of friends. David was such a special and unique person whom will be sorely missed. 🙏🏾
12/18/2021 01:20:55 pm
I am so glad that we crossed paths at Alcon. You were a great friend. Always came in with a smile and a caring heart. You always talked about how much you loved your family.
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