David Monroe, 75

Memorial services for Mr. David F. Monroe, 75, of Kilgore, Texas were Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Monroe passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Longview, Texas.

David was born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Muskegon, Mich. to the late Burr F. and Doris M. Monroe. He served in the United States Marines. David was an avid NASCAR fan and Dale Earnhardt Sr. was his all-time favorite driver. Mr. Monroe married his wife Beverly Hardee Monroe on October 24, 1983. He was a 1960 Manchester High School graduate. He liked spending time with his family, watching the Dallas Cowboys, playing horseshoes and washers. David enjoyed working outdoors, working with his hands and was a self-taught Master Carpenter. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed by all that knew him.

Mr. Monroe is survived by his wife, Beverly Kay Monroe of Kilgore; children, Patti McDonald, Wayne Knight, Tracey and Gina Knight and Cindy and Roger Hefner; brother, Gary (Marsha) Monroe, North Manchester; grandchildren, Michael McDonald, David McDonald, Dalton Jones, Nichlos Knight, T.J. Knight, Kacen Knight, Jeremy Hefner, Brittany Hefner and Amanda Gibbons; 10 great-grandchildren; special friends, Chris Hardee and Skip Hardee and numerous nieces and nephews and loving family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kerri Jones, son-in-law, Mike McDonald; nephew, Barry Monroe; and an infant brother.

Posted on 2018 Sep 07