(Mount Pleasant) Daily Tribune Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
TUESDAY MAY 4, 2010 Last modified: Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
David Brooks Gohmert passed away April 21, 2010 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. A memorial service celebrating David's life will be held at The First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on Monday, April 26 at 3:00 in the afternoon with a reception at the church to follow the service. David was born in Mt. Pleasant on January 31, 1956, to Louis B. Gohmert and Sue Brooks Gohmert. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1974. David graduated from Texas A&M University in 1978 with a BBA in Finance. After graduation, he began working as a Field Representative for the Wisenbaker Production Company of Tyler, and then went on to become the Co-General Partner of Drilling Joint Ventures, also in Tyler. From Tyler he moved to Vail, Colorado, where he worked in hotel management for nine years in the mountains that he loved so much. While in Vail, he served as an Advocate & Member of the Board of Directors for The Resource Center of Eagle County, CO. For a change from the snows of Colorado, he moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands where he worked for The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Hotel System.
David grew up in the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant where he was a life-long member. His Mt. Pleasant High School classmates were always dear to his heart and were the motivation in his serving as one of the main organizers of 'The Reunion to End all Reunions' held last fall in Mt. Pleasant. David was also proud to have earned the Eagle Scout Award from Coach Sam Parker's Boy Scout Troop 201.
David was preceded in death by his mother, Sue Brooks Gohmert. He is survived by his father Louis B. Gohmert, Sr. and wife Marjorie B. Gohmert of Mt. Pleasant; his sister Susan Gohmert Josephs and her husband Al of Waco; brothers Louie Gohmert and wife Kathy of Tyler, and Bill Gohmert and wife Andrea of Midlothian, Virginia. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews who all had a very special love for their Uncle David: Joshua and Whitney Josephs; Katy, Caroline and Sarah Gohmert; and Elizabeth and Daniel Gohmert. Honorary Pallbearers will include his childhood friends, also known as the Wimberly Weekend Warriors: Craig Carney, Jeff Presley, Ross Hinton, Jerry Bob Stephenson, Pat Temples, Pat Taylor, Doug Hodge, and Jack Matkin, as well as college friends Billy Holmes and Royce Wisenbaker. Though his untimely death leaves us all with a hole in our hearts, David's sweet soul and spirit will always live with us.