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Celebrating the life of
David Warren Clegg
August 14, 1935 - August 30, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 2:00pm - Saturday, September 10, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved one. The pain, grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At times, we need to go to Gods word for comfort. Please take your Bible and look at what God promises for the future with regard to our dead loved ones. ( John 5:28,29 , Acts 24:15 ) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. I hope this message will be a source of comfort to you. If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of Jehovahs Witnesses or log on to our website at JW.org. Sincerely yours, JW

JW, Houston, Tx

Charlotte, I just found out about David's passing and Alex & I are sending our prayers, thoughts & love to you and families. I shall never forget his sense of humor - also so much help with our lawnmowers. Great neighbor! One day I looked out the door as I heard a noise coming up the street. Bless his heart, David had made a swing for my Dad (called him Mr. Francis) & was rolling it from Alta Vista to Price Street! What a joy as my Dad sat in it many times as he was aging and could not do much; sat outside watching the traffic come up and down Price Street. I would ask him how many cars he had seen & he would say "oh 6 or 7" & this swing makes it more comfortable sitting! Remember talking across the back fence many times to David and to you. We missed you as neighbors so much when you moved, but understood. Much love, Darleen & Alex Davis

Darleen & Alex Davis, Henderson, Texas

David Clegg (Papaw) was a hell of a tough man, but also one of the most caring and thoughtful men I had the pleasure of knowing. He made a lasting impression on me and showed me much about how to be a man and face adversity head on. He was both soft-hearted and a strong disciplinarian. I inherited about quarter of his charisma and charm and it has thus far served me well in life. He showed me what can happen with hard work and persistence and I hope my future children are lucky enough to inherit those traits and their magnitude within him. As a child, he always made me laugh and feel like I had in him a buddy, and not *just* a grandfather. I can say without a doubt he's the strongest man I've ever known, fighting through innumerable issues relating to health. He was also an extremely devoted husband. Sixty-plus years of marriage to my amazing Gran, Charlotte. They are a model of what I want my marriage to be and we'll be lucky to share anything close to the kind of love and admiration they had for one another even into their 80s. His humor is another trait I'll cherish in memory. Endless jokes, stories, and anecdotes that would light up a room. Sometimes, you'd hear one you'd heard before but you didn't think of stopping him because his gift for storytelling was something special. An Arkansas man, he of course was diehard Razorback. But when I was accepted into school, he donned a Longhorn cap -- once -- for me and, knowing how much it hurt him, I always really appreciated that gesture of good will and good natured nature. He gave me not one, but two of my first vehicles and was always asking how they were running, and loved it when I had issues with them -- "Just bring it over, we'll take a look," he'd say. I cherish those years in the Alta Vista garage, mowing the lawn, building a (very poor) shed attached to another shed in the corner of the backyard (there was never enough room for all his tools/gadgets). He instilled in me a sense of respect but also the will to grab life by the horns and take what you can, because the world ain't givin' nothing away for free. A wonderful family man, he stood up for the people he loved, even to the point of embarassing his 11-year old grandson by yelling at the umpire during a little league baseball game about a strike that he (rightfully) thought was a ball while I was at-bat. Of course, he got kicked out of the baseball fields that day but I always loved that he did that. At 5'9" (maybe?) he was a mountain of a man that cast a long, long shadow. I'll be forever grateful I got to know him for so long and will cherish the memories and his legacy. I hope that one day I can see him again, maybe opening Christmas presents, asking everyone if they need to "borrow my knife," or trying to teach me how to tie a slipknot for the 10,000th time, or fixing rickety old boats and motors in the big garage in the sky. Love you, Pawpaw.

Joel and Madison Gardner, Prague, Czech Republic

A great friend and great fishing buddy. Will miss him in Rockport, Tx - Copano Bay. Have enjoyed knowing him 20+ years. Lots of fishing and stories. Had fun on his last trip down to Rockport with his Son Steve, grandson and grandson father in law. That's One of the pictures posted. Bob Lauer.

Bob Lauer, Rockport, , Tx

I met David when some of the church members went down to Rockport with Steve did some fishing and a lot of eating. David always had good fishing stories and maybe a few tall tails but he was full of life and energy. David was up early and stay up late. He sure could out last me. I will miss him always remember that trip to Rockport he made me feel welcome even though I met him for the first time, thanks Steve for taking me to met you Dad he was a great man and so are you and your family and a good friend.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwight Stafford, Houston, Texas

What a man.......someone who always put other's well being ahead of his.............I am blessed to have been acquainted with him.......God Bless.

Sweeney Family, Houston, TX

Steve, Sherri, Kyle and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, we know how close you all were and how much you enjoyed time spent with your Dad, at the bay and fishing and sharing family occasions. May God strengthen you and guide you and comfort you during this time. We are all here for you in any way you might need us. Love, Lisa, Mark, Claire and Allison.

Mestayer, cypress, TX

You know I loved Shade tree like another father. I am so proud of all our families belief in God & Jesus. I am looking at this as a time of rejoicing, I wish I was with him. Clay

Clay Lane Family, Houston, TX

Sending prayers and love to the Clegg Family. We are so honored to know have known David and the Clegg Family through Rusty and Crystal marrying. Dennis and I wish we had had more time with him, but we know there be many "cherished" stories shared by family and friends through the years to come. God bless!

Dennis and Becky Beverly, Humble, TX

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Mr. Clegg was a great superintendent and a pleasure to work for. He was always caring and attentive to the children, from tying shoelaces to making sure the shoes were on the right foot to wiping dirty noses. Many Christmas parties were enjoyed by all at the home of the Cleggs, many good memories. Again you and your family or in our prayers.

Rickey & Shalah Brown, New Summerfield, TX

Sending love and prayers to you, Charlotte, and the family. So proud to have been a teacher under his leadership for those 10 years at New Summerfield.

Frank and Theta Burns, New Summerfield, TX

May Gods grace be upon the Clegg family at this time. The loss of a husband, dad, grandfather is not easy for the family. But I do know that the words I love you were spoken with honor and came from the heart. May God Bless this family

Suzanne & Layton DeDear , Houston, Tx

David was a special friend. He and my husband go way back to Alpine days. David never forgot a good friend and always kept in touch. The last few years he would come by for Albert and head to Rockport where they sat around the fire, smoking cigars and telling tales. Bet the good times are still rolling in Heaven. He will be missed. Love to Charlotte and family.

Margaret Hallford, Fredericksburg, Tx

David and my husband, Larry, were best friends for many years. They worked together, fished together, and could fix anything. We have many great memories of them together. They're catching the big one in Heaven!

Ann Reed, Jones Creek, Tx

David and my husband, Larry, were best friends for many years. They worked together, fished together, and could fix anything. We have many great memories of them together. They're catching the big one in Heaven!

Ann Reed, Jones Creek, Tx

We have many happy memories of our travels and time spent together. David was an excellent superintendent, dedicated and hard working. He will be missed by many.

Richard & Wanda Weaver, Troup, TX

David Warren Clegg Obituary

David Clegg, beloved husband of Charlotte Howard Clegg died peacefully at M D Anderson Cancer Center on August 30, 2016 with his family and friends at his bedside.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte; son Steve and spouse Sherri;
daughter Carol and her spouse, Tina Miller; five grandchildren, Crystal Clegg Beverly and her spouse Rusty Beverly, Jesse Thomas Clegg and his spouse, Tiffany Clegg, Kyle Clegg, Joel Gardner and his spouse, Madison Gardner, and Keith Gardner; one great granddaughter, Harper Clegg; several nieces and nephews and many, many long-time friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.M. and Virginia Minor Clegg and sister, Marilyn Annette Clegg Farris.

David was born August 14, 1935 at his parent’s home in Crawford County, Arkansas. He attended Van Buren Public Schools where he excelled in music as well as receiving the honor as an All State point guard for his high school basketball team.
On October 3, 2016, David will be inducted into the Van Buren High School Hall of Honor.

In 1954, David and Charlotte honeymooned through Texas to Kingsville, Texas where he accepted a music scholarship to Texas A & I. He completed both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree with his first job as a band director. He acquired his administrative certificate and served as a public school principal in Driscoll, Premont, and Alpine Texas ISDs. He retired in 1990 after serving ten years as Superintendent of Schools in New Summerfield, Texas. David’s life was centered in education and he was blessed with an outstanding gift to use any situation or event as a teaching moment for his students, colleagues, family and friends.

After retirement, he enjoyed his love of hunting and fishing and repairing small engines, thus his nickname "Shadetree".
David was a miraculous cancer survivor, battling 3 different primary malignancies over 26 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama St., Houston, Texas. Visitation begins at 2pm and service at 3pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, or the charity of your choice.

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GUEST BOOK

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved one. The pain, grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At times, we need to go to Gods word for comfort. Please take your Bible and look at what God promises for the future with regard to our dead loved ones. ( John 5:28,29 , Acts 24:15 ) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. I hope this message will be a source of comfort to you. If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of Jehovahs Witnesses or log on to our website at JW.org. Sincerely yours, JW

JW, Houston, Tx

Charlotte, I just found out about David's passing and Alex & I are sending our prayers, thoughts & love to you and families. I shall never forget his sense of humor - also so much help with our lawnmowers. Great neighbor! One day I looked out the door as I heard a noise coming up the street. Bless his heart, David had made a swing for my Dad (called him Mr. Francis) & was rolling it from Alta Vista to Price Street! What a joy as my Dad sat in it many times as he was aging and could not do much; sat outside watching the traffic come up and down Price Street. I would ask him how many cars he had seen & he would say "oh 6 or 7" & this swing makes it more comfortable sitting! Remember talking across the back fence many times to David and to you. We missed you as neighbors so much when you moved, but understood. Much love, Darleen & Alex Davis

Darleen & Alex Davis, Henderson, Texas

David Clegg (Papaw) was a hell of a tough man, but also one of the most caring and thoughtful men I had the pleasure of knowing. He made a lasting impression on me and showed me much about how to be a man and face adversity head on. He was both soft-hearted and a strong disciplinarian. I inherited about quarter of his charisma and charm and it has thus far served me well in life. He showed me what can happen with hard work and persistence and I hope my future children are lucky enough to inherit those traits and their magnitude within him. As a child, he always made me laugh and feel like I had in him a buddy, and not *just* a grandfather. I can say without a doubt he's the strongest man I've ever known, fighting through innumerable issues relating to health. He was also an extremely devoted husband. Sixty-plus years of marriage to my amazing Gran, Charlotte. They are a model of what I want my marriage to be and we'll be lucky to share anything close to the kind of love and admiration they had for one another even into their 80s. His humor is another trait I'll cherish in memory. Endless jokes, stories, and anecdotes that would light up a room. Sometimes, you'd hear one you'd heard before but you didn't think of stopping him because his gift for storytelling was something special. An Arkansas man, he of course was diehard Razorback. But when I was accepted into school, he donned a Longhorn cap -- once -- for me and, knowing how much it hurt him, I always really appreciated that gesture of good will and good natured nature. He gave me not one, but two of my first vehicles and was always asking how they were running, and loved it when I had issues with them -- "Just bring it over, we'll take a look," he'd say. I cherish those years in the Alta Vista garage, mowing the lawn, building a (very poor) shed attached to another shed in the corner of the backyard (there was never enough room for all his tools/gadgets). He instilled in me a sense of respect but also the will to grab life by the horns and take what you can, because the world ain't givin' nothing away for free. A wonderful family man, he stood up for the people he loved, even to the point of embarassing his 11-year old grandson by yelling at the umpire during a little league baseball game about a strike that he (rightfully) thought was a ball while I was at-bat. Of course, he got kicked out of the baseball fields that day but I always loved that he did that. At 5'9" (maybe?) he was a mountain of a man that cast a long, long shadow. I'll be forever grateful I got to know him for so long and will cherish the memories and his legacy. I hope that one day I can see him again, maybe opening Christmas presents, asking everyone if they need to "borrow my knife," or trying to teach me how to tie a slipknot for the 10,000th time, or fixing rickety old boats and motors in the big garage in the sky. Love you, Pawpaw.

Joel and Madison Gardner, Prague, Czech Republic

A great friend and great fishing buddy. Will miss him in Rockport, Tx - Copano Bay. Have enjoyed knowing him 20+ years. Lots of fishing and stories. Had fun on his last trip down to Rockport with his Son Steve, grandson and grandson father in law. That's One of the pictures posted. Bob Lauer.

Bob Lauer, Rockport, , Tx

I met David when some of the church members went down to Rockport with Steve did some fishing and a lot of eating. David always had good fishing stories and maybe a few tall tails but he was full of life and energy. David was up early and stay up late. He sure could out last me. I will miss him always remember that trip to Rockport he made me feel welcome even though I met him for the first time, thanks Steve for taking me to met you Dad he was a great man and so are you and your family and a good friend.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwight Stafford, Houston, Texas

What a man.......someone who always put other's well being ahead of his.............I am blessed to have been acquainted with him.......God Bless.

Sweeney Family, Houston, TX

Steve, Sherri, Kyle and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, we know how close you all were and how much you enjoyed time spent with your Dad, at the bay and fishing and sharing family occasions. May God strengthen you and guide you and comfort you during this time. We are all here for you in any way you might need us. Love, Lisa, Mark, Claire and Allison.

Mestayer, cypress, TX

You know I loved Shade tree like another father. I am so proud of all our families belief in God & Jesus. I am looking at this as a time of rejoicing, I wish I was with him. Clay

Clay Lane Family, Houston, TX

Sending prayers and love to the Clegg Family. We are so honored to know have known David and the Clegg Family through Rusty and Crystal marrying. Dennis and I wish we had had more time with him, but we know there be many "cherished" stories shared by family and friends through the years to come. God bless!

Dennis and Becky Beverly, Humble, TX

Candle tribute lit by Becky Beverly — Texas

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Mr. Clegg was a great superintendent and a pleasure to work for. He was always caring and attentive to the children, from tying shoelaces to making sure the shoes were on the right foot to wiping dirty noses. Many Christmas parties were enjoyed by all at the home of the Cleggs, many good memories. Again you and your family or in our prayers.

Rickey & Shalah Brown, New Summerfield, TX

Candle tribute lit by Joseph Haller — Texas

Sending love and prayers to you, Charlotte, and the family. So proud to have been a teacher under his leadership for those 10 years at New Summerfield.

Frank and Theta Burns, New Summerfield, TX

Candle tribute lit by Frank and Theta Burns — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Carolyn Denton — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Charlotte — Texas

May Gods grace be upon the Clegg family at this time. The loss of a husband, dad, grandfather is not easy for the family. But I do know that the words I love you were spoken with honor and came from the heart. May God Bless this family

Suzanne & Layton DeDear , Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Margaret H. — Texas

David was a special friend. He and my husband go way back to Alpine days. David never forgot a good friend and always kept in touch. The last few years he would come by for Albert and head to Rockport where they sat around the fire, smoking cigars and telling tales. Bet the good times are still rolling in Heaven. He will be missed. Love to Charlotte and family.

Margaret Hallford, Fredericksburg, Tx

David and my husband, Larry, were best friends for many years. They worked together, fished together, and could fix anything. We have many great memories of them together. They're catching the big one in Heaven!

Ann Reed, Jones Creek, Tx

David and my husband, Larry, were best friends for many years. They worked together, fished together, and could fix anything. We have many great memories of them together. They're catching the big one in Heaven!

Ann Reed, Jones Creek, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Ann Reed — Texas

We have many happy memories of our travels and time spent together. David was an excellent superintendent, dedicated and hard working. He will be missed by many.

Richard & Wanda Weaver, Troup, TX

Candle tribute lit by Richard and Wanda Weaver — Texas


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