David Westbrook

David Westbrook was born on December 23, 1946 to Ted and Katherine Westbrook in Denison, Texas on an icy cold snowy day. He passed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday night, August 13, 2022.

He graduated from Denison High School and continued his education at SOSU.

He was a machinist by trade and in his retirement years he drove a bus for Choctaw Casino. He was a private in the Army. His passion in life was tinkering with old cars and he loved going to car shows. He truly loved the years he served as a volunteer fireman and City Councilman for the town of Calera. He was of the Baptist faith.

He married Linda Ricks on July 3, 1993, and they made their home in Calera.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Clay Westbrook.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Westbrook of Huntington, Texas; sons: Shawn Ricks and wife Amanda of Huntington, Texas, Ray Ricks and wife Trisha of Jasper, Texas; daughter, Katy Holt and husband Gary of Huntington, Texas; grandchildren: Jennifer Heard and husband Ryon of Huntington, Texas, Jeremy Ricks and wife Rachel of Katy, Texas, Jessica Mack and husband Lee of Jasper, Texas, Preston Ricks Peyton Ricks of Huntington, Texas, Dylan Wallace of Huntington, Texas, Jasmine Wallace of Nacogdoches, Texas; great-grandchildren: Preston Heard of Huntington, Texas, Blakelynn of Huntington, Texas, Jarrett Heard of Huntington, Texas, Camille Ricks of Katy, Texas, Shep Ricks of Katy, Texas, Lavnie Mack of Jasper, Texas, Riley Mack of Jasper, Texas, Gracie Mack of Jasper, Texas; brother, Bobby Thompson and wife Jane of Colbert, Okla.; sister-in-law, Anna Sharp of Calera, Okla.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 202,2 at Monterey Chapel; 224 S. Ninth Ave. in Durant, Okla., with Bro. Anthony Williams officiating.

A graveside service will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Calera, Okla., with Kevin Carlton, Preston Ricks, Peyton Ricks, Butch Scalf, Owen Mott and Rusty Guiou serving as pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gordon Funeral Home, 221 N. Third Ave. in Durant.
Phone: (580) 916-9090

1 Comment

  1. Lonnie Williams says:

    I am Lonnie Williams. I just found out that David passed away.i was so sorry to hear of his passing. My brother and I Iived on the South end of Bluebonnet Street. David lived on the North end of the same street.

    David was 2 years older than I am. He would ride his Cushman scooter in front of our house and spin doughnuts in the dirt road. My brother and i thought he was the greatest. He was our hero! Sometime later, I got a Cushman scooter. David and I rode our ,Cushman all over together and had races with each other. So sorry I missed his funeral, he was a great friend!