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David E. Tevebaugh

April 11, 1956 — December 2, 2020

David E. Tevebaugh

David E. Tevebaugh of Gilmer, Texas, held many titles in his life but perhaps his greatest titles ever held were a loving husband, father and most recently “Grindiddy” to a little boy who adored every moment spent with him. At the age of 64 on December 2, 2020, David left his worldly possessions behind in search of greener pastures filled with cattle, John Deere tractors and our Lord and Savior.

David was born on April 11, 1956 to Glen H. and Geraldine Parman Tevebaugh in Houston, Texas. As a young adult, David, moved to a little house off of George Richey Road in Gladewater, Texas. Little did he know that this young lady who lived a few houses down, would often pass the time by riding her horses up and down the road. Eventually, she would take a shine to him and the rest would be history. On December 19, 1986, David married that young lady known as, Denise Nichols in Gladewater. The two spent every day with each other for their entire 34 years of marriage.

Over the course of 34 years, David was blessed with a loving home with two beautiful children. He worked for Central Freight Lines for 28 years as a truck driver before retiring and more recently was the owner of a feed store in Gilmer. If you knew David, you knew a few things that stand solid about the kind of man he was. First and foremost, he was a man of God and a man of integrity. He loved his family fiercely and was most proud of his children. You could tell this by the way he beamed with pride as he spoke to their accomplishments. He was a quiet man that loved working around the farm and being outside with family and friends. Often times you could catch him reading in the evenings. Most of the time he was researching on how to better feed his cattle while remaining cost effective. David was also an avid history buff and was especially intrigued by WWII, specifically since his father was a WWII veteran serving under General Patton. And, perhaps one of the most important characteristics about David, was that to everyone who knew him, knew he was an honest man that always kept his word and paid his debts.
David is survived by his wife of 34 years, Denise Tevebaugh of Gilmer; mother, Geraldine Tevebaugh of Conroe, TX; daughter Jessica Tevebaugh Dunlap and husband, Blake of Tuttle, OK; son, John G. Tevebaugh and fiancé Taylor Clayton of Kingfisher, OK; brother, Mark Tevebaugh and wife, Corvet of Tomball, TX; sister, Glenda Oualline of Conroe, TX; one grandson, Porter R. Dunlap; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen H. Tevebaugh.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 6, 2020 in the Chapel of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer with Frank Dupree officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the funeral service. His interment will follow the funeral at 12:00 P.M. Monday, December 7, 2020 at Banner Cemetery in Dover, Oklahoma.

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Visitation

Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Burial

Banner Cemetery

TX

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