David Evans Shivers was born July 21, 1953 in Carthage, Texas to O. E. “Ted” Shivers and Connie Shivers. He was a 1972 graduate of Beckville High School. After graduation he attended Panola College before joining and serving 4 years in the Air Force. During his time in the service he met Deborah Kelley and they were married on April 26, 1975. He loved his job and worked as a dragline mechanic and foreman for TXU / Luminant Energy for over 30 years.
David was an outstanding member of the community and was always willing to offer a helping hand wherever needed. David developed many long-lasting friendships with coworkers over the years. An outdoorsmen, he loved hunting and fishing and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He spun many a tall tale and shared those lovingly with his grandchildren. David was dearly loved and will be missed!
He is preceded in death by his father O. E. “Ted” Shivers and grandmother Delia Kelley “Momma Delia”.
David is survived by his wife, Deborah Shivers of Tatum; Tammy Holder (Jonathan) of Carthage, Kelley Satterwhite (Nicholas) Diana. His grandchildren Kade Holder, Porter Satterwhite, and Tate Satterwhite, Hunter Liles, M. J. Liles, and Spencer Liles. As well as his mother Connie Shivers of Beckville; and siblings Eddie Shivers, Paul Shivers, Judy Petersons and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Life Celebration® funeral service for David Shivers, will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 in Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, January 25th, 2021 in the Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home.
The service will be live streamed at facebook.com/welchlivestream
A Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Mr. David Shivers. Donations can be given to Karen McIlwain, C Larry Smith, Kim Metcalf Permenter or can be mailed to:
PO Box 975
Tatum, Texas 75691
**Please write in the memo David Shivers scholarship**
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