- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 16, 1957
- Date of passing: Apr 4, 2016
|Forever loved, forever missed, forever free.|
On behalf of Dawn and the Dacy & Burnett family, we thank you so much for all who came out to the ball field to celebrate David Dacy's life. It was a family & friend reunion. For those who could not attend we surely felt your presence. Thank you for all who prayed our family through this journey. You are all so precious to us and are grateful to have you in our lives.
David's Video Remembrance:
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"Dawn and family, so incredibly sorry for your loss of precious David. (I FB messaged Kevin memories and condolences before I saw this page, but I don't think he saw it since I'm not a FB friend). My husband David and I have been in Oklahoma since May 2007, or we would have been at the service on Friday. I will never forget Dave's love for life and baseball. He always seem to light up the room or field he was in. His laugh was contagious. We always enjoyed the times we saw Dave and Dawn whether it was camping, baseball or DIY projects at church or with friends. Continued prayers for your family."
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Fly free sweet angel, your journey is over and you are whole again."
"This memory is from David's niece, Susan: My most special memory is when he used to pick me up from Gram's house late at night and take me "snake hunting". We used to talk about anything and everything. I loved David very much and will miss him a lot. Love you Unkie David!"
"God is smiling so is his dad"
"We will see him again in heaven.bless his family,"
"A special tribute from niece Jennifer Butler from Felixstowe,UK
I have many happy memories with my Uncle David Dacy, but there is a particular one I'll always cherish..
In April of 1996, for my 11th birthday, Auntie Dawn and Uncle Dave gave me a card with the gift - 'good for a movie date of my choice'. I rubbed my hands with glee and agonised over said choice. Still don't know how he got my dad (John Dacy) to agree, but I settled on the PG-13 film Twister. Dave bought me a family sized bag of Skittles on the way in, and a humongous cup of Coke when we got there. I managed to chow my way through the Skittles before the previews were over and then spent the entire film enraptured with the special effects and the tornadoes with Dave quietly chuckling beside me at my reactions. My love of all things severe weather (and Skittles) started on that day and I can quote most of the script from Twister now as I've seen it dozens of times. I will always remember how grown up I felt being with my super cool Uncle David, and hanging out with him made me feel like we owned the world. To this day, it's still one of the best birthday presents I've ever had. This is a memory I will cherish all of my days. "
"Kay, all 5 of your men are amazing! I remember 2 main things about David - you let me babysit him and his brothers - I guess you thought I could handle them having had 3 brothers! And David was part of our wedding as a junior usher. So I will always have a cute picture of him in his suit! All of the Dacy men made a significant contribution to our families. Thank you God for raising up men who honor you."
"Kind, friendly, compassionate, strong, loved God, loved and adored Dawn, loved his family....would sacrifice anything for them. This is what I remember of David as a high school student.
You are now whole in spirit and body
We moved to Rancho in 1976 and the Dacy family was one of the key families to welcome us and help us feel at home at FBC. The youth group was the place that accepted Tami and I with open arms...Jeff kept the ladies busy in the nursery! Thanks David for your beautiful smile and generous spirit....a reflection of your beautiful parents and their awesome parenting. You will be greatly missed!"
"From Heidi Reyes
I remember his lollipop kiss and he would always do that on my son with Bobby Dacy. I remember the times (when I was the youth leader at FBC) we would try and toilet paper his house and he would always catch us in the act. He would jump out of his house and run down the street to get us. He was a great and awesome fun loving person."
"From Ruth Jarboe
He was definitely my favorite drummer for youth choir. Remember how it poured rain on us camping at Yosemite"
"From Linda Bridges-Damnjanovic
One time when I was speeding around Rancho in my car(17) a bright light came on in my back window and I new I was gonna get a ticket! Imagine my surprise and joy it was David he had a big smile on this face with that twinkle in his eye! He said "I got ya!" He then told me not to roll down my window and unlock your door until i know it's a cop. He was alway a gentle man watching out for others."
"From Denise Harvey
Camping in the redwoods, Kilgore cemetery pranks, hanging out in the park behind their house, that great smile with always the mischievous twinkle in his eye!"
"From Debbie Ferrell-Morehead
That SMILE! His whole face smiled, not just his mouth."
"Frim Lori Green-Hardesty
He always had a happy beautiful smile. I remember David once holding me over the railing on the 2nd story of the old building at church!!! Scared me to death but he laughed that booming laugh so I figured I was ok. :)"
"From Darlene Ward
The three Pinkston girls grew up with the four Dacy boys, playing in their backyard, playing spin the bottle and learning that boys were not as gentle as girls. They played tricks on us girls! One time during hide-n-seek I was hiding in the dark shed with Dave while John looked for all of us. Dave warned me not to scream when John slammed the door, trying to scare me and reveal our hiding spot. He was correct and I didn't scream. Another time I was on Dave's volleyball team and set up a spike for him, which he successfully nailed. Everyone congratulated him but he quietly turned around and said "good set." He was a gentleman. Loved his smile."
"From Jim Nolan
Six or seven years ago, my cousin David (about 4years older and almost a foot taller) was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.
Over the course of time he spoke less but always had his great smile. I saw him about three years ago ( he had just given up driving) and he looked good, interacted well, laughed and smiled, but just didn't say a whole lot as his words were being erased one by one.
I remember him as a handsome, gregarious, fun loving guy who loved and was loved by everyone he met.
The last year or so has been a challenge and struggle for him, his caregivers, my cousins, his wife, and my aunt (his mother and the matriarch of the Baker-Granger/Dacy line).
To witness the slow, gradual decline of such an outgoing young man has been tough on everyone around him as well as extended friends and family.
I know my aunt has had an especially tough time of it; watching her eldest son go from bigger than life to almost a two dimensional image or even a placeholder, if you will.
Hope was ever-present that maybe he would return or just stabilize and coast a bit longer until a cure could be found -at least in my mind as I sat 2,000 miles away.
Iknow for those by his side, hope was just one of the myriad of intense emotions they felt every single day; depending upon what new issue arose as David began to quickly decline.
I know it has been hard on my other cousins watching their older brother, the guy they've known all their lives, slowly leave while also watching the toll it took on their mother, helpless, to stop her son's slow departure.
I can't even begin to comprehend the pain, frustration, and loss Dawn, his wife, has suffered; watching the man she fell in love with so long ago, involuntarily leave her a little bit each day.
At fifteen, when my dad died in a motorcycle accident, I reconciled myself to the fact we will all eventually lose our parents, or siblings, and everyone we've ever loved. It's just a fact of life.
But only the most insidious of things causes a mother to lose her child. And only the worst of those would make her watch it happen, little by little.
The last remnant of my cousin David, finally left his body last night at 10pm. His struggle has now ended.
My thoughts and prayers go to my cousin, David, and to all who loved and cared for him.
I find solace in the Horizon Prayer, my favorite part:
"Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing but the limit of our sight."
Rest In Peace David: son, husband, brother, uncle, leader, friend, and an amazing cousin."
"You were a special friend who drove me crazy but whom I loved like a brother. You are missed here but a welcome addition to heavens softball team. Glad we will meet again someday. Miss your smile."
"My heart is so full, thinking of all the great times I shared with David over so many years. I was 8 when he was born and I was so proud that I was an Auntie...little did I know what a huge part of my life he would be. Just about every where I look there is a memory, from the spot on Zinfandel where he parked my little VW Rabbit and watched it get taken out by a drunk driver, to the baseball and softball games, so many, many memories and every one of them good. Looking through pictures of him and his brothers with my twin babies so long ago just makes me realize, anew, how big the hole in our family is right now. I know we will see him again...."
"I will always remember David, his great big smile and eyes that had that mischievous twinkle. He was so much like his Dad, always ready and willing to help. He asked Kay to send me some Really Precious rocks from Idaho, I will treasure them and think of David. Love to the family, Praying for you all."
"On behalf of my grandmother Nadine Hamilton, "God only takes the best"."
"I remember David for his Great Smile. Always a smile, and a great attitude."
"My first born son was afflicted with a disease that robbed him of all of his abilities. It would be easy for me to get bogged down, wallowing in how terrible this experience has been for him, and all of our family and friends.
This is what I am thinking about, even in the midst of the heart ache of losing him.......the magnificent grace that David showed in going through his Alzheimer's and Primary Progressive Aphasia journey. That kind of grace can only come from God!
I will see David again!"
"You were a great man with incredible strengths. As a little girl and throughtout life I always looked up to and admired your strength. The Dacy blood and genes are incredible. I will miss you greatly. I am glad you are in a better place and free. May you RIP. Love you uncle Dave!"
"Spread your wings and fly!"
"I miss you big brother of mine, and will love you forever. Knowing that you are healed is giving me peace, and knowing I will see again gives me hope. Fly free."
"You are free now David."
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