David R. Deatherage

David R. Deatherage (65) of Canyon Lake, Texas passed away at his home on July 7, 2021. He was the son of Shirley Thompson and Ralph Deatherage, born October 6, 1955 in Galesburg, Illinois.

David graduated from Galesburg High School and moved to San Antonio, Texas. He later went on to college, graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He loved the warm weather and made Texas his permanent home until his passing. He spent most of his career in journalism, marketing and web design, and later started a business from his own from home. In his spare time David loved to take mini vacations to festivals and sight-seeing, and enjoyed his sailboat on Canyon Lake. He lived his dream when asked to sail with a small crew to the British Virgin Islands for two weeks. He loved traveling to Mexico and embracing the culture, and was self-taught in Spanish, eventually becoming his second language. He retired in June 2019.

David is survived by his daughter Kristen (Joseph) Eberhardt, mother Shirley Thompson, two sisters Diane Deatherage and Donna (Chris) Reische, a half-sister Sherry Roach and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Deatherage, half-sister Sharlene Deatherage, stepfather Charles Thompson, father Ralph Deatherage, and grandparents Claude and Hazel Kirkman.

Cremation rites were accorded. A private family celebration is planned at a later date.