David Clarence Sury (68) passed away in his home in Azle, Texas on June 5, 2023. David was born on October 28, 1954, in Austin, Texas to Dorothy (Kramr) Sury and Clarence Sury.
He attended Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and went on to attend the University of Texas in Arlington where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. During his time at UTA, David also served as the president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. David was fiercely loyal to his friends and family.
He married Dana in 1982 and they spent 41 years together. Through trials and joy, they came out of each season stronger. He was a loving father to Jake and Madison, who were his pride and joy. He was always there for both of them, ready to help as soon as he was needed and cheering them on when he wasn't.
Known by his friends as Big Dave, he never met a stranger and lived by the mantra "the more the merrier," much to Dana's chagrin. He had a way of making people feel welcome and at home even when they barely knew him... yet! David embarked on a successful career as a bank examiner, banking consultant, and later an Executive Vice President at Affiliated Bank. He was dedicated to his work; but more importantly he had a passion for teaching and mentoring those who worked for him.
Dave was selfless with his time. He was always ready to lend a hand in any situation, even to those he didn't know well. Big Dave soon became "Papa" to his 3 granddaughters, Norah, Amelia, and Brennan. Spending time with his girls brought him much joy and laughter. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family with all his heart.
David is survived by wife Dana, son Jake, daughter Madison and husband Logan Beans; granddaughters Norah and Amelia Sury and Brennan Beans; siblings Mark Sury, Julie Gross and Paul Sury. He is preceded in death by his parents - Dorothy (Kramr) Sury and Clarence Sury - and brother Eric Sury. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
A memorial service has been planned for Saturday, June 10, 2023, 4:00-5:00 pm at Williams & Lucas Funeral Home and Cremations in Fort Worth.
We invite all those who knew David to attend and celebrate the life of this wonderful man who touched so many lives. Rest in peace, Big Dave. Your kindness and compassion will live on through the memories of those you touched during your time with us.