David John Walsh, age 83, of Tennessee Colony, went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on the 25th day of October1936, to Mildred and Thomas Walsh in Boston, Massachusetts.
At age 17, he joined the Marines and served in Korea. In 1958, he married his child sweetheart, Marilyn Reardon. Together they raised four sons. After retiring from the Marshfield Police Department, he relocated the family to Tennessee Colony. He retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a major and spent many years doing what he loved best, being with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, ranching, and going to gun shows. Dave will be remembered by his family and friends as a giving father, a loving husband, a caring Papa, and as quite the character by anyone who ever met him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Thomas Walsh, his sister Suzanne White Collins, his brother Donald Walsh, and his grandson, Connor Patrick Walsh.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn Walsh; his son David Walsh and wife Dawna of Tennessee Colony, son Michael Walsh of Homer, Alaska, son Steven Walsh and wife Regina of Palestine, and son Brian Walsh of Tennessee Colony; his grandchildren Swayze Carlile, Krystle Walsh, Matthew Walsh, Hana Walsh, Sara Walsh, Sean Walsh and Lauren Walsh; his sisters Judy Morris and husband Phillip, Mary Corbett, Barbara McGregor, and Cathy Shehadah and husband Benjamin; and his brother Michael Walsh and wife Charlene.
In light of the current health crisis, a private graveside service to honor David Walsh will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Thursday, the 19th day of March 2020 at Tennessee Colony Cemetery with Steven Walsh officiating.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in memory of David John Walsh can be directed towards Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KA 66675-8516.
Funeral services for David John Walsh are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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