David Palmer Palestrant passed from this life on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
He was born on June 25, 2004 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He joined his forever family in Ft. Myers, Florida, on January 18, 2005—his “gotcha” day. He was the beloved son of Mike and Doreen Palestrant, and they moved as a family to Kerrville in July of 2009 so David could attend Kerrville public schools.
During his early years, David loved playing with Legos and Nerf guns. He accomplished the rank of a third-degree red belt in karate. He also played Kerrville Little League t-ball and baseball. It was football, however, that became his passion. Whether he was playing, watching, or supporting his teammates on the sideline, David was fully engaged with football. He loved being a Tivy Antler, and was extremely proud to be called one. He was set to graduate with the Tivy class of 2022 this spring.
David will be remembered for his boisterous entrances to the room, his spirited personality, his goofy sense of humor, his infectious smile, his dark head of curly hair, and his love for dancing, singing, and freestyle rapping. He nurtured everyone he cared about. He never met a stranger. And he was proud to be a “Mama’s boy.” David’s advice to us all was to Always stay positive. Live life to the fullest. “You Gotta’ Be Big.”
David is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Dorothy Carney, and Dr. Munroe and Muriel Palestrant and uncle Robert Carney.
He is survived by his parents, Michael and Doreen Palestrant of Kerrville, TX; sister Leah Palestrant (and Kent Smith) of Johnstown, Ohio; brother Jason (Amanda) of Galloway, Ohio; aunt Kathleen (Robert) Reiss pf New York; uncle Edward (Mary Ann) Carney of New York; aunt Eileen (John) Brzozowski of Texas; uncle Timothy (Liz) Carney of New York; uncle Kevin Carney; uncle Gary (Elena) Palestrant of Ohio; nieces and nephews Chase, Issiah, Eliana, and Noah Palestrant; numerous cousins and a host of friends as well as his beloved dogs, Bear, Sprite and Kiwi.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tivy Athletic Booster Club.
A visitation will be held Friday, November 12, 2021 from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm at Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Highway.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Street. A reception will follow in fellowship hall after the service.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.