David Wayne Person

David W. Person

David Wayne Person, 44, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Houston. He was born on December 19, 1966, in Freeport, Texas. He grew up and spent most of his adult life in Houston. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Joyce Miller Scarborough and grandfather William Terry “Bill” Scarborough, Jr. He is survived by his loving mother Elaine Scarborough Person; father James E. Person; sisters Darla Person Salas  and Tammy Person; brother Roy Edward Person; niece Desiree Salas and nephews Matthew Salas, Aden and Kaleb Cruz; aunts Sheree Scarborough, Marie Scarborough, Sandra Kasprzyk Yanta, Dorothy Scarborough, Shirley Scarborough; uncles David Kasprzyk and Clem Kasprzyk; grandmother Florence Kasprzyk Scarborough; and fifteen cousins.

David was a bright, academically gifted student with a thirst for knowledge. He graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and attained his Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 1992. He practiced personal injury law and worked at a variety of law firms in Houston, including the Maierson Law Firm.

David will be remembered for his dedication to his work and his family, and for the valiant struggle he waged for good health for so many years. He will be greatly missed.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world

as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.

—Reinhold Niebuhr

            A memorial service was held at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, Texas, on Saturday, March 5. Obituary and guest book online at https://eckolsfuneralhome1886.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember David may contribute to the American Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.