Services

Visitation One

Wed. Dec. 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

St. Joseph Orthodox Church

10644 Hammerly Blvd.
Houston , TX 77043.

Funeral Service

Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
10:00 am

St. Joseph Orthodox Church

10644 Hammerly Blvd.
Houston , TX 77043.

Interment

Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
1:00 pm

Katy Magnolia Cemetery

Franz Rd. and Bartlett St.
Katy , TX 77493.
Wed. Dec. 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Joseph Orthodox Church
10644 Hammerly Blvd.
Houston , TX 77043.
Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
10:00 am
St. Joseph Orthodox Church
10644 Hammerly Blvd.
Houston , TX 77043.
Thu. Dec. 19, 2019
1:00 pm
Katy Magnolia Cemetery
Franz Rd. and Bartlett St.
Katy , TX 77493.
In Memory of
David M. Driver III
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The son of missionary teachers Ruth and David M. Jr., David M. Driver III was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Moving to Arkansas in 1935 with his parents and sister, he spent his childhood in Arkansas and North Carolina.  After college, he managed ANICO regional insurance offices for 14 years, then was called to serve in the priesthood, entering seminary, and was ordained in the Episcopal Church.

He served parishes in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas; Father David also taught in diocesan schools of theology in Michigan and Illinois.

After retiring to Tyler, Texas, he and Eleanor completed their years-long vision and became orthodox in 2005.  In Tyler they were instrumental in helping to begin St. John of Damascus Orthodox Mission, and have been at St. Joseph Orthodox Church since moving to Katy in 2008.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and his sister, Estelle D. Hughes.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Eleanor; three daughters, Gayle (Jerry) Blaxton of Shepherd, MI, Marcie Impastato of Katy, Texas, and Michele Driver of Houston, Texas.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Anthony, Vincent, Joseph Impastato; Philip (Julia) Blaxton - Hazelwood, MO; Tim (Jessica) Blaxton - St. Paul, MN; Fr. Stephen Blaxton - Saginaw, MI; Ruth (Chris) Leikert - Grand Rapids, MI; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in David's name to Bishop Basil Missions Endowment Fund (St. Joseph Orthodox Church, 10644 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043).

 

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David Driver was a beloved friend, not only to me and my wife, but to our children. He will be missed.

Memory Eternal

Praying for your precious family as we all grieve for your loss . Rejoicing that he is with his Heavenly Father and blessed to have known him here on earth. You are loved

Dale Robbins

Carla Gates

Tributes

Message from
Dale Robbins
Wed, 12/18/2019

David has been a very good friend since early college days. He has been a giant in his faith in serving our Lord Jesus Christ, along with his wonderful wife. We are all better for having known him. Although sad to learn tonight of his death, we celebrant his entry into heaven, where we plan to be with him again. Our hearts and prayers are with Elenor, the girls and grandchildren during this time.