DuPriest, David

David Alan DuPriest

May 10, 1956 - January 9, 2018

David Alan DuPriest, age 61, of McKinney, Texas, passed away January 9, 2018.  He was born May 10, 1956 to Billy Joe and Joyce Louise (Worth) DuPriest.  

David grew up moving around the country with his family, living in Tennessee, California, Michigan and Illinois; David and his younger brother, Daniel, share many fond memories traveling, seeing the country and laughing with their parents. He graduated from high school in Northbrook, Illinois and then came back to Texas. David graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration, where he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. He went on to earn an MBA from the University of Dallas. In 1981, on a blind date to a Texas Rangers game, he met is wife-to-be, Yvonne. She was his best friend and the love of his life. They were married on March 2, 1985. They then moved to Arlington, TX, where they would soon start their family. Kristin Nicole was born in 1987 and Lauren Elizabeth in 1990. David was a loving husband and father; his family was his pride and joy. He coached many YMCA volleyball teams and loved encouraging and supporting his daughters in all of their endeavors.  For many years, David owned Elite Car Wash and Lube center in Arlington, TX. He considered the car wash to be his ministry; he loved to mentor young men and to teach them the importance of a strong work ethic. He sought to treat everyone he encountered with kindness and integrity. While living in Arlington, he and his family were involved at First Baptist Church of Arlington for over 20 years. In 2010, David sold the car wash to move to the corporate world. In 2015, the DuPriests relocated to McKinney, TX to be closer to their children and grandchildren. As empty nesters, David and Yvonne enjoyed traveling and never missed their Saturday night date to the movies and Chili’s. David loved his family well, which was a legacy passed down from his parents who were married for over 50 years. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, Dad and Pops. David’s caring heart and sincere spirit will be missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne DuPriest of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Kristin Pierce and husband Jacob of Melissa, Texas, Lauren Blagec and husband Scott of Princeton, Texas; grandchildren, Addison Grace Blagec and Camden David Pierce; mother, Joyce DuPriest of Bedford, Texas; brother, Daniel DuPriest and wife Cathy of Keller, Texas; nephew, Justin DuPriest; niece, Emily DuPriest; mother-in-law, Ann Houpt of McKinney, Texas; father-in-law Cash Houpt and wife Pat of Nocona, TX; many other loving relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe DuPriest.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway N., Allen, Texas 75013.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening, January 13, 2018 at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to:  Mission Arlington, 210 W. South St., Arlington, TX 76010, 817-277-6620 or http://missionarlington.org/giving/. 

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The Du Priest Family: My sincere condolences. Rhonda Du Priest, July 20, 2019 So sorry to hear about David; we were suite mates in SMU's Snyder Hall circa 1975-'76 and fraternity brothers. Mark Denyer, January 22, 2018 I just learned of Dave's passing today while googling people I knew long ago and had lost touch with. Dave and I were Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers at SMU. He lived down the hall from me in the frat house and roomed with Jeff Weimer. After 40 years, I still remember Dave well. He was low key but not shy, a good-natured guy with a warm smile. and an easy manner. I'm surprised and saddened to learn of his passing but grateful for the opportunity to have known him. My deepest condolences to his family and others shaken by this loss. Tom Schneider, January 19, 2018 I was deeply saddened by the news of David's passing. I worked with him at Chase, and while I never had the chance to meet him in person, I interacted with him on many calls and meetings. He always seemed like such a nice, sincere, gracious person. He was always ready to help you out and always grateful if you did the same. I can't imagine what his family and friends are going through, but I send my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Anna Michael Anna Michael, January 14, 2018 My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Yvonne, and your family. Sometimes we don't know why things like this happen to people who are healthy and doing everything that they should to take care of themselves. I am so very sorry that you have lost Dave. My heart goes out to you. I did not know him but he sounded like a wonderful person, father, and grandfather. It is a huge loss. I'll be thinking of you. Michelle Manley, January 14, 2018 So sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. RIP, LOVE YOU!
Peggy, January 14, 2018 GRIEF CAN BE SO HARD, BUT OUR SPECIAL MEMORIES HELP US COPE. REMEMBERING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES TODAY AND ALWAYS. MICHAEL ESPANET, January 14, 2018 So deeply sorry for your loss. I pray you will soon find peace and comfort. Heather Hurd, January 14, 2018 Dave will be missed by many. You all are loved very much and our thoughts and prayers are with you! May God give you peace and comfort! Hugs and love! Konnie and Girls, January 13, 2018 My heart hurts for all of you during this time. I just knew David and Yvonne from dental office where his sister in law Cathy worked. David and his entire family are all awesome people and I know he will truly be missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love all you!! Sandy Walker
Sandy Walker, January 12, 2018 I only worked with David a short time last year on a project but he was such a great, caring partner to have on the project. Very respectful of everyone and worked hard to always get me the answer to my numerous questions. I'll miss working with him. Carmel Cunningham, January 12, 2018 I was shocked and deeply saddened when the news of Dave's passing was shared with me. Then came the rush of so many wonderful memories from our time together at SMU and in Lambda Chi. It is the immediately ability to recall with such clarity things that happened 40 years ago that demonstrate what a wonderful person Dave was and the impact he had on people he met. Everyone you meet is for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. I am so glad to have shared a part of our lives together. My thoughts, prayers, and best wishes go out to his family and all who cherished him as a friend. Frank Byrne, January 12, 2018 We are neighbors of Joyce, David's mother, and cherish her. This loss of a child, whatever his age, must be an unfathomable pain. We are so sorry and send our condolences to this dear family. Peace, Don and Elaine Don and Elaine Formby, January 12, 2018 Kristin and Jacob May God comfort and bless you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Shawna Reed, January 12, 2018 To David's Family, In behalf of Manila Letters team, we are truly sorry to hear that very sad news. We would like to express our sincere condolences, and may our prayers help comfort you. We hope that our Lord brings you the much-needed peace during this sad time. We will include David to our daily prayers, may this guide him on his journey to our Creator. Sincerely, UAT Manila Team Reynardo Boco, January 12, 2018 David was a fraternity brother and friend at SMU. He lived at my house one summer near at White Rock Lake when I was in law school. He was a kind an sincere friend. Always willing to help and a great sense of humor. He had a California King we could barely fit in his room it was so big. Always thoughtful and considerate. He will be missed. We are shocked and saddened by his passing.
Greg Jones, January 11, 2018 On behalf of Manila UAT. We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared.
Florein A. Comentan, January 11, 2018 To David's family, My deepest condolences to all of you. I have never met David in person, but worked with him and talked with him through emails. He seemed to be a really nice person. What happened to him came as a really big shock to all of us, I can't imagine how you all must have felt. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep him in my prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Trixie Carmona, January 11, 2018 Deepest Condolence to DuPriest Family. Be Strong. Praying for the soul of Dave here in Manila. Romeo Briones, January 11, 2018 I am really going to miss David's humour while speaking with him on calls and projects. I want to send my deepest condolences to David's family. I pray that you all will find peace and comfort during this time. David, take your wings and fly high. LaShawnda Duckett, January 11, 2018 David was a wonderful man with a caring loving heart. I work for him at the car wash for 7 years. He gave me a job after my divorce when no one else would when I had been out of the workforce for years and years and made me a way to support my kids and to build a life for myself I will always be grateful to him for that. I send my prayers and thoughts to his family Yvonne Kristen and Lauren I know he was loved and he will be completely missed but he was an amazing man. I'm thankful I got to know him. God bless Yvonne and his family in this horrible time and let them fun peace and love and remember it's all the memories that will keep them warm at night Tina Little, January 11, 2018 We are so sorry for your loss and will be continuing to pray for your family. Debbie Singleton, January 11, 2018 I had the honor of knowing David through his work at Chase, and I can certainly say that he was one of the hardest working, thoughtful, caring and sincere individuals that I have ever known in over 25 years at the company. He will be sadly missed and his influence was felt by all who had the privilege to know him! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and dear friends as we've all lost an amazing man and role model to everyone! Douglas Gustina, January 11, 2018 I have never met a person as meek and kind as David. I was not only in shock at hearing of his passing, but my heart ached as well. I praise God that the family shared David with me and other members of the Chase family. You shared a man full of kindness, humility, smiles, and any adjective that sums up a wonderful and good person. The DuPriest family was represented very, very well. If the rest of the family is like David was, you are wonderful people too. David's presence is going to be truly missed. To the entire family, be encouraged and know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Johnetta Ingram, January 11, 2018 I'm going to truly miss Mr. David I remember one day we were walking at work and I stated to him Mr. David I don't think I will be able to walk with you again you walk to fast. In return he stated Mrs. Jevette I will slow down if you like :) He was so kind and humble. I truly loved his spirit! Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. Jevette Bacy, January 11, 2018 Yvonne and family, while I was not close to David I did interact with him on a somewhat regular basis. In the corporate setting this in pretty common as you can imagine, especially in a company as large as Chase. I'm sure you do not need confirmation of this but I couldn't go without saying that even though David and I interacted on a limited basis his impact on me is far more indicative of my perception. David was one of those people I would speak to and afterward question my own interactions with people because he just made you feel so good when you spoke to him, so inviting.. I believe its people like him that make this world a better place, again not knowing him as personally as one would like but knowing people like him as they usually stand out of the rest, David was certainly no different. I am deeply sorry for your loss and wish you my best in remembering a man who clearly had an impact on people everyday. Kevin DeNicola, January 11, 2018 My heart will hurt forever. May God's love surround your family during this difficult time. David's smile and sense of humour will be missed greatly. My love and prayers to you all. Diane Adamson, January 11, 2018 I have so much to say, but can't seem to find the words... What a pleasure it has been to have you pass through my life. I will never forget your kindness and friendship. I know we will meet again my friend. Vernnette Lee Ann Haertzen, January 11, 2018 “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.. unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.” You will truly be missed. Danielle, Jon, Quinton, & Adaline Ward Danielle Ward, January 11, 2018