David was born February 28, 1941, in Valley Spring, Texas, to Earnest B. Tomme and Letha Hope Cowand Tomme. They moved to Llano, Texas, when he was four years old where he attended Llano High School, playing tuba in the marching band and graduating in 1959.
After moving to Austin, he met the love of his life, Wanda Whitehead, marrying her on June 22, 1962, and enjoying the next fifty-one and a half years of his life being her devoted husband. Their two children, Kathy, and John Vance, along with his two grandchildren, Maggie and Matthew, were sources of great pride, love and devotion for him.
David served in the Army Reserves and was a Systems Analyst for the State of Texas, working first at the Texas Highway Department, ultimately retiring from the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1995 after 30 years of service.
David’s friendly personality and warm demeanor caused him to be loved by all who knew him. He never met a stranger, making friends with all his neighbors during his daily walks. A faithful Christian, David attended the Schlutz Avenue Church of Christ in Pflugerville (formerly the Wonsley Drive Congregation in Austin) for over 50 years. His passing leaves large holes in all our hearts.
David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald and sister Dolly Jo. He is survived by his
wife, Wanda, daughter Kathy Elliott, son-in-law Jere Elliott, his son John Vance Tomme, daughter-in-law Shauna Tomme and grandchildren Maggie Elliott and Matthew Tomme.
Friends attended a visitation with the family on Sunday, January 11, 2014, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin, Texas.
A Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2014, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin. Interment followed in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.