David Kuykendall

September 13, 1961 ~ November 3, 2019 (age 58)


David Kuykendall, husband, father, and mighty warrior. On November 3, 2019, at 58 years, David was called home to Heaven after a noble yet tiring war with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer for over the course of four years.
He was born September 13, 1961 in Longview, Texas to Joe and Ola Mae Kuykendall. He graduated from Pine Tree High School and furthered his education at Stephen F. Austin State University. David went on to establish a career in building/facilities management and maintenance, most recently with Texas Bank & Trust.

Although David is now in Heaven, his legacy lives on through his wife, Cheryl and his two daughters, Rachel and Emily. He is also survived by his sister, Lori Kuykendall; uncle, Don (Linda) Kuykendall; father and mother-in-law, Jim and LaVern Krutza; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Krutza; Becky (Steve) Britt; brothers-in-law, Paul (Marti) Krutza; Jim (Linda) Krutza; and countless cousins, nieces, nephews and family members. David joins his parents, Joe and Ola Mae Kuykendall; uncle, Carroll Kuykendall; and grandparents in Heaven.

In every battle, Jesus Christ and his faith was his shining stronghold, which was so bright that he pointed many others to Christ.

The family would like to express their thanks to all of the doctors and nurses for the excellent care given to David during this illness. We would also like to express our thanks to Heart'sWay Hospice for the wonderful care given to David during the past several months especially Sheryl, Staci, Tim, Michelle, and Lori.

A Life Celebration service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Mobberly Baptist Church. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Friday November 8, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mobberly Baptist Church Building Fund or Mobberly Baptist Church-Youth Mission Trips.

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Life Celebration Visitation
November 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Welch Funeral Home Garden Court
4619 Judson Rd
Longview, TX 75605

Life Celebration
November 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Mobberly Baptist Church
625 E Loop 281
Longview, TX 75605

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