A Turtle’s Tribute:
David was born in Arlington, Texas on February 15, 1961. He was employed by Sprint Communications in a Managerial position.
Some of you may remember him as his alter ego Sequinivir. As a member of the TCC AIDS Fund committee, he was involved in the planning and presenting the annual Miss Big Thicket Pageant (he was runner up three years in a row) as a fund raiser for the TCC AIDS Fund.
One of the highlights of his “Career” in the Chorale was being a member of European Tour in 1995. During this tour, the Chorale performed in Barcelona, Spain, Berlin, Germany and Prague in the Czech Republic. I met David in Barcelona during that tour. He became my closest friend. We not only sang together; but we laughed together; we cried together, we dreamed together, and we feared together…he is my Guardian Angel; an I can feel him looking over me.
David once told me: “whoever we are, men or women, that is enough. If you can teach, teach; if you can write laws, or in our case, songs, or letters to the Editor, then by all means, write. March if you can…and we did. Heal if you can. Pray if you can. If knowing the agony of this disease, all you can do is grieve, then grieve. Stand in public and sob until someone asks you why and tell them.” I had much to learn from him…and learn from him I did. His words will always with me.
At the time of his death, David was survived by his Father and Stepmother; Bill & Janette Ford; sister and husband; Steve & Sherrie Hammond; nieces; Heather & Tricia Hammond; Stepbrothers; John, Rick & Bill Vehon.
David is interred at the Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.