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David P. Bennett

May 30, 1945 - September 2, 2018

Posted by:
Sue Sumpter

Posted on:
September 19, 2018

David was a Prince amongst men. What a remarkable man, so thoughtful and compassionate. His passing leaves a huge loss. I met David when he came to the Myeloma support group and quickly established himself as an invaluable member. His caring nature coupled with his nursing background meant that he was able to help others and share his wisdom. David and Ken both became First Connection volunteers, they went through a day long training and then made themselves available to talk to other myeloma patients and caregivers from all over America. How amazing is that, to turn your own tragedy and diagnosis into an opportunity to help others and give hope. David was a role model on how to life life with passion and compassion, how to follow your own path and to face death with dignity. David did things his way and made the world a better place. Rest In Peace David and know that you made a magnificent difference.

Posted by:
Ellen Guajardo Talus

Posted on:
September 14, 2018

Although David and I graduated from Thomas Jefferson, class of '63, I really didn't know him then. We became friends our freshman year at Lamar University. We were commuters, and I had a car. David, Tommy Crow and I rode together that year. Tommy, a Christian, decided to learn Hebrew. David was the perfect teacher. What a wonderful year I had driving those two to college. On several occasions I attended Temple services with David. Afterwards we'd drive the streets of Port Arthur discussing the mysteries of life as only 19 year olds can. Sleep well, my friend. Rest in peace. You are the gentlest soul that I had the privilege to know.

Posted by:
Barbara Irion

Posted on:
September 14, 2018

I went to Thomas Jefferson High School with David. We were members of the Class of 1963. David was a smart, sweet, and kind guy. My sympathy to David’s loved ones.

Posted by:
Chadd-Paul. Astoria

Posted on:
September 14, 2018

One of a kind...friend, hero and forgiver... Gave so much, asked for so little. Deserved so much more,sacrificed for others despite his needs. Thank you Brother Dave- See you on the other side 🙂

Posted by:
Michael Bellamy

Posted on:
September 14, 2018

Bapoo and I were roommates for a semester or two at UT in the mid-60s. He had an incredibly sly sense of humor and a mess o' soul. You couldn't fool him. Also, (at least in the 60s) one hellacious ping pong player. Had not seen him in decades, so I've missed him for a long time, missing him more now.

Posted by:
Anthony Reeves

Posted on:
September 13, 2018

Working side by side with David was always an incredible honor. He and I worked many years together; many evenings, nights, Holidays. We shared our lives. We spoke of life, death. I am missing my friend.

Posted by:
JAMES BigBoy MEDLIN

Posted on:
September 13, 2018

Farewell Bapoo, one of the finest humans I ever encountered.