In memory of
David Brently Elam
In memory of
David Brently Elam
David Brently Elam, age 71, of Taloga OK went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 30, 2020.  David was born September 3, 1949 in Blackwell OK to Edward Lee and Eva Mae Sylvia (McCullough) Elam. He moved from Blackwell to Houston at age 15 where he graduated from Furr High School.  He attended Southern Bible College in Houston Texas, where he met and married the love of his life Kay Roycroft on March 31, 1969.  He pastored many years in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.  He loved prayer and Bible study, Southern gospel music and enthusiastic worship, especially if it involved a jamming tenor saxophone solo.  He genuinely loved God and people and could easily transition any conversation into a discussion about the needs of your soul.  His love for his family was unconditional and he was the kind of father that made it easy for his daughters and grandkids to accept the unconditional love of God.  If you were anywhere near him for more than a minute, you would get treated to pictures of his great-grandsons.  Besides shepherding his flock, his time was filled with school bus driving, reading Christian fiction, writing articles for the local paper, and a newly discovered passion for facebook.  “ I’m not trying to be smart, but” camping, walking, hiking, bike riding and boating with the grandkids were some of his favorite activities.  He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Lee Elam and mother, Eva Mae Sylvia (McCullough) Elam and his brother, Tommy Elam.  He is survived by his spouse, Kay Elam of Taloga, OK; his brother, Sammy Elam and wife Barbara of Huntington, Texas; his cousin Creta Lea Schuneman of Mustang, OK; two daughters, Sheree (Elam) Howell and husband Lance of Hinton OK and Renee (Elam) Stringer and husband John of Frankston, Tx; Grandsons Dakota Stringer and wife Skylie of Frankston, Tx; August Howell and wife Peyton of Weatherford, Tx;  Granddaughters Faith and Grace Howell of Yukon, OK; Great – grandsons Tucker, Laramie and Maddox Stringer of Frankston, Tx; and many well-loved nieces and nephews, in-laws and church family.  In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to Pleasant Hills Childrens Home in Fairfield, Tx or Teen Challenge of Oklahoma Cache, OK. We pray you are comforted by the words of Paul in I Thessalonians 4.  And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.  We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.  For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God.  First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.  So encourage each other with these words. Pallbearers, Nathan Nelson, Cameron Elam, Dakota Stringer, August Howell, Faith Howell, Grace Howell. Honorary Pallbearers,Troy Fields, Brady Fields, Jake Horton, John Stinger, Lance Howell.
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Tyler, TX 75702
In memory of
David Brently Elam
David Brently Elam, age 71, of Taloga OK went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 30, 2020.  David was born September 3, 1949 in Blackwell OK to Edward Lee and Eva Mae Sylvia (McCullough) Elam. He moved from Blackwell to Houston at age 15 where he graduated from Furr High School.  He attended Southern Bible College in Houston Texas, where he met and married the love of his life Kay Roycroft on March 31, 1969.  He pastored many years in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.  He loved prayer and Bible study, Southern gospel music and enthusiastic worship, especially if it involved a jamming tenor saxophone solo.  He genuinely loved God and people and could easily transition any conversation into a discussion about the needs of your soul.  His love for his family was unconditional and he was the kind of father that made it easy for his daughters and grandkids to accept the unconditional love of God.  If you were anywhere near him for more than a minute, you would get treated to pictures of his great-grandsons.  Besides shepherding his flock, his time was filled with school bus driving, reading Christian fiction, writing articles for the local paper, and a newly discovered passion for facebook.  “ I’m not trying to be smart, but” camping, walking, hiking, bike riding and boating with the grandkids were some of his favorite activities.  He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Lee Elam and mother, Eva Mae Sylvia (McCullough) Elam and his brother, Tommy Elam.  He is survived by his spouse, Kay Elam of Taloga, OK; his brother, Sammy Elam and wife Barbara of Huntington, Texas; his cousin Creta Lea Schuneman of Mustang, OK; two daughters, Sheree (Elam) Howell and husband Lance of Hinton OK and Renee (Elam) Stringer and husband John of Frankston, Tx; Grandsons Dakota Stringer and wife Skylie of Frankston, Tx; August Howell and wife Peyton of Weatherford, Tx;  Granddaughters Faith and Grace Howell of Yukon, OK; Great – grandsons Tucker, Laramie and Maddox Stringer of Frankston, Tx; and many well-loved nieces and nephews, in-laws and church family.  In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to Pleasant Hills Childrens Home in Fairfield, Tx or Teen Challenge of Oklahoma Cache, OK. We pray you are comforted by the words of Paul in I Thessalonians 4.  And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.  We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.  For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God.  First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.  So encourage each other with these words. Pallbearers, Nathan Nelson, Cameron Elam, Dakota Stringer, August Howell, Faith Howell, Grace Howell. Honorary Pallbearers,Troy Fields, Brady Fields, Jake Horton, John Stinger, Lance Howell.
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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler
215 E. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
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