The family of David Charlebois will celebrate his life of 81 years at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel. He passed on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service and sign his virtual guestbook here on this page. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to instrumental music.
On September 3, 1940, David was born to Richard and Ruth Charlebois in Portland, ME. Though he lived in cities spanning the U.S.—and loved them all—when he finally landed in Lubbock, TX (in October of 1973) he knew he had found his home. David was a lifelong lover of music and an accomplished drummer who eagerly played in a variety of genres, from rock ‘n’ roll to jazz to country swing. His musicianship will be missed by all who ever heard him behind a drum kit, but especially by his bandmates in Country Company and The Donnie Martin Band—and by those who often danced to the skittering of his bass drum, hi-hat, and snare at the local square dance hall. He also loved movies (westerns and war films), gardening (front yard and back), motorcycle rides (on his Harley Davidson Sportster), his work (in the Frank Brown parts department), and his pets (Bella, Buddy, Charlee, and Cody). David trusted and loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was a greeter at The Heights Fellowship where he attended church. The thing he loved most in this world, though, was his large—and growing—family. He was a bright, welcoming, ornery man who delighted in spending time with those he loved at home. His smile, wisdom, and comforting presence will be missed beyond words by all those who were ever graced with receiving them.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Charlebois; daughter, Dee Dee Charlebois; step-children, Shannon (Nancy) Gray, Jimmy (Randa) Gray, Tonya (Randy) Daniel, Brandon (Paige) Hendrix; grandchildren, Zane Gray, Kobie Gray, Lauren (Tyson) Parker, Caleb (Amari) Daniel, Audrey Hendrix, Casey Hendrix; great-grandchildren, Paxton, Olivia, and Ember (and two on the way); and sister, Judith Strickland.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Charlebois; mother, Ruth Charlebois; infant daughter, Corby Charlebois; brother, Michael Charlebois; and brother, Martin Charlebois.