David Kenneth McCarley passed away on Nov. 27, 2016, at the age of 76. He was a long-time resident of Dickinson, Texas, but is now rejoicing in His permanent residence with God. His passing was sudden and with little pain.
David was born on Sept. 14, 1940, in Cleburne, Texas. His parents were D. K. McCarley and Mary Evelyn McCarley. He married Patricia “Patsy” Irene Asher on December 23, 1967 and their almost 49 years of marriage was a mutual joy.
David attended Rice University and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1964. His career in computer programming began in the Army and included the Oil and Aerospace Industries. He was honored many times for his contributions and retired at age 70, as he said, “to take care of Patsy full time.” (Patsy had on-going health problems.)
His chief hobby was golf, and for many years he and his brother Chuck enjoyed hours of friendly competition on the links.
He is survived by his wife Patsy and two children: a son, Daniel Kenneth McCarley of Houston, and a daughter, Deborah Sue Williams and her husband Daniel Williams of Houston; their children, Autumn Alina and Holly Madeleine (his much-adored granddaughters); a sister, Linda Kay Petty of Gordon, Texas; a brother, Charles “Chuck” Scott McCarley and his wife Sharon of Houston; a brother-in-law, Daniel Asher of Houston; another brother-in-law, Jerry Asher of Teague, Texas, along with numerous nephews and nieces, and a host of friends.
His beloved church family was Turning Point Church in League City, where he was greatly blessed and a blessing to Pastor Jerry Hatfield and his wife, Bonnie, and all of his brothers and sisters in Christ who worship there.
His Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 12:30 PM at Turning Point Church, 801 Highway 3 South, League City, TX 77573.
David is mourned and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. But we do not say Goodbye. We say, “Till we meet again.” His favorite prayer was, “Maranatha!” – “Lord, come quickly!” Amen.