David Claude Wake was born the son of David Camp and Edna Grace (Homan) Wake on December 2, 1946 in San Bernardino, California and departed this life on September 9, 2012 at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the age of 65 years.
He is survived by his son, Michael Wake and wife, Monica of Ontario, California; two daughters, Stacy Hughes and husband, Tom of Colton, California, and Nikki Blackwood of San Bernardino, California; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Ola Collier and husband, Gene of Koshkonong, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Pamela Wake of Koshkonong; one step-sister, Sandy Pruett and husband, Ronnie of Mountain View, Missouri; his step-mother, Mary Wake of Mountain View; a half-brother, Ted Wake of Arkansas; two former wives, Gloria Wake and Angie Wake; several nieces and nephews, and many friends
He was preceded in death by his father, David Camp Wake; his mother, Edna Grace (Homan) Brockette; one brother, Bill Wake Sr. and one sister, Mary Grace Norris.
David lived most of his life in California, working as a manager in the hotel and restaurant supply industry. He loved life, was always happy and very witty, and adored his little dog, Missy. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.
After his retirement, he moved to his ancestral home in Missouri to be close to his brother and sister. He developed special friendships with his niece, Carey Quick, who helped with chores around his home, and with his nephew and fishing buddy, Bill Wake Jr.
David was of the Christian faith. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral Services for Mr. Wake will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Bill Bales officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mountain View, Missouri.