A celebration of David's life was held on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in the Memorial Park Funeral Home’s Chapel of Memories in Amarillo.
David was born on April 29, 1958 in Amarillo to Erline Marie and James Clifton Housley where he was raised. David graduated from Caprock High School in 1976 and then went into the carpet laying business working in this industry until his retirement. He was very talented with this skill and was a “jack of all trades.” David could fix anything and approached tasks with confidence and competence. In later years, David found the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal Savior, his faith grew with each passing day. One day his heart was touched by a Christian song by Phillips Craig and Dean “I Want to Be Just Like You.” David knew his youngest son Kade wanted to be like him, so David wanted to be like God. David had a great sense of humor, he loved to play practical jokes on his family. He was slow to anger and quick to forgive.
David’s hobbies included growing sunflowers that grew tall and provided shade to his pet cats and any other creature that found its way into the backyard. He also enjoyed hunting and cooking Cajun fried turkeys for Thanksgiving. David loved cooking big breakfasts for his family, eating sweets and drinking milk by the gallons. He befriended many people and opened his home to any in need. He told his family “you have to live through some rough days to better enjoy the good days.”
He was preceded in death by his father James in 1990; mother Erline in 2012; his brother-in-law, Jim McCluskey in 2005; and brother, Dan Owsley in 2011.
Those left to cherish his memory include daughters, Lynetta Housley and children Dillon, Dennis and Justice of San Angelo; Dawnita and husband Tony Pucci and children Gianna and Taren of Austin.; sons, Craig Myers and wife Jen and son Owen of Minneapolis, Minn. and Kade Housley; Kade’s mother, Cindy, daughter Azmeriah and her mother Cynthia Flores, all of Amarillo; great-granddaughter Delilah Lynn of San Angelo and stepson Kye Moore of Lubbock. David was called “Pops” by honorary sons, TJ, Ryan, Shawn and Damon. He is also survived by three sisters, Cheryl and husband Ed Scifres of Pflugerville, Linda and husband Don Ray of Fritch and Tina McCluskey of Conroe; and his brother James Owsley and wife Karen of Ponchatoula, La. David loved his pet dog Sable, who was his side kick, pet turtle he thought was male until years later when she laid eggs, much a surprise by all.
The family is thankful David is now free from pain and suffering and is amazed by the sight of Heaven we know he is basking in the Light of the Lord. David, we’ll hold your memory close in our hearts until me meet again Brother!