David Michael HeardMay 21st, 2020
David Michael Heard, 66, of Kingwood, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Kingwood Medical Center from complications of ALS. David was born in St. Louis, Mo. on September 28, 1953 the son of Hannon Heard and Wanda (Dyer) Spiegel, both of whom preceded him in death. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was united in marriage on April 1, 1983 in Houston, Texas to Diane Doss. David worked as a Mechanical Designer for J.I Case, John Deere, Phillips Petroleum, and Gillman Engineering where he developed the automated assembly line for the Saturn Automobile; and lastly, he worked for National Oilwell Varco. He enjoyed Amateur radio, call sign N5SRC, and helped with emergency communication in the Kingwood and Harris County area, spending time traveling in his RV, barbecuing and loved going to the beach and tubing the Guadalupe River. David is survived by his wife, Diane Heard, and their two sons, Arjay Heard of Shepherd, Texas and JayDe Heard of Whidbey Island, Wash.; daughter, Pamela Newman; three brothers, Steve Heard of Jefferson City, Mo., Rick Heard of LeClaire, Iowa and Jeff Heard of Fort Dodge, Kan.; two grandsons, Michael and David Heard and two granddaughters, Michkayla Heard and Cadance Newman. Visitation will be Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 12 noon-1 p.m. with funeral service at 1 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home in California, Mo., followed by a graveside service with Full Military Honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, c/o the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.