David Edward Thibodeaux, 55, of Hempstead passed away at on August 23, 2019 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. He was born on March 30, 1964, in Franklin, Louisiana, to Ernest "Rex" Edward Thibodeaux and Julia Milda Denton and grew up in South Louisiana with his siblings Cathy, Karen, Lee, Rex, L.E., and Lauren. He loved fishing, camping, hunting and anything outdoors along the bayou.
As David matured into his teen years, he found a love of cars and working on cars. He attended Comeaux High School and continued his interest in mechanics, making this his life long career. David loved working on anything with a motor and was known as the "go to" person with any mechanical problem. He excelled in diesel mechanics and heavy equipment.
David's love of the bayou continued into adulthood, carrying on his hobby of fishing, hunting, and shooting anything with a big loud bang. His ultimate love was for his family, raising his five children and spending time with them, especially around Christmas and vacations with Maw Maw and Paw Paw "D."
David's lasting quote about being a parent was, "raising a child is a learning curve for us as parents." He cherished his children: Rocko, Gemma, Cheyenne, Zach, and David, and learned as much from them as they learned from him.
David lived life to the fullest and had a heart of gold, giving his heart to many as a husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend.
David's family remembers his favorite sayings, "put my money in my hand," and "beans and rice is mighty nice," as they grieve their loss of this strong, loving, and caring man. Left to cherish the joyful memories of David's life are his wife, Jessica, children Rocko, Gemma, Cheyenne, Zach, David, and Breanna, granddaughter Gabriella, mother Julia, siblings Cathy, Karen, Lee, Rex, and Lauren, and his dog "Joe."
David joins his father Rex, his brother L.E., and grandparents Marvin and Milda Denton and Leon and Catherine Thibodeaux along Heaven's bayou paradise.