Athens Review, Athens, Texas


July 3, 2014

David Wakefield

Athens — Athens– Memorial Services for David Wakefield, 82, of Athens are scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Wakefield passed away on June 27, 2014 in Tyler, Texas.

David Lee Wakefield was born May 29, 1932 in Dallas Texas.  David was a proud Army Veteran and Mason.  He was a member of The Dallas Metropolitan Masonic Lodge # 1182 for 19 years until he affiliated to the Athens Masonic Lodge # 165 where he served until his passing.  He was also very involved in the Boy Scouts, serving as Scout Master in the Dallas Troop #193 and proudly watched as both his sons and one grandson became Eagle Scouts.   He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be greatly missed by all he knew and loved.

He was preceded in death by his mother Cora Lee Mershon Sharp. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ursula Kathe Landeck Wakefield of Athens; two sons, William R. Wakefield and wife Judith of Athens, Michael David Wakefield and wife Joyce of Plano; one daughter, Kathleen Ann Wakefield and partner Debra Johnson of Frankston; four grandchildren, Christy Renee McCown, Jason Wakefield, Joel Wakefield, Sarah Wakefield and three great grandchildren, William Todd Schneider, Hannah Jo McCown and Fallon Olivia Brand.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Wakefield, Joel Wakefield, Ralph Hopper, Kevin Hopper and Ryan Hopper.   

The family will visit with friends from 10-10:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the Wakefield family would like donations made to: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219; 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family of Athens, Texas.

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