David Noah Arnpriester of Royse City, TX, died in the early hours of May 14, 2020 in Dallas, TX at the age of 66, following an extended battle with stage IV prostate cancer.
David is survived by his three daughters, Shayna-Nicole Walker and her husband Dustin, Catherine Arnpriester and her husband Thiago, and Abby Simmonds and her husband Matt; his grandchildren: Zachary, Lukas, Kaleb, Micah, Allie, and Elsie; and his siblings: Marvin, Donna, Marilyn, Paul, Rachel, Lois, Arlene and Teresa.
David was born on December 12, 1953 in Clayton, NM to Noah and Hazel Arnpriester, the seventh of nine children. He graduated in 1972 from North Platte High School. He worked as an electric and mechanical engineer in various industries, including both the energy and government sectors for over 30 years. On May 25, 1985, he married Debbie Dalcour. Their 14-year union produced his three daughters, who were the most important part of his life.
David was a devoted father, brother and son. He enjoyed country music, sports, shooting, watching football games, and spending time with his family. He loved having a project, whether it was working on his truck or installing a new set of shelves. He was always supportive, generous, and quick to make a joke.
He endured his battle with cancer with tenacity and without complaint. He always put on a brave face, even while experiencing both pain and fear. He touched the lives of all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 am on May 20, 2020 at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401.