In Memory of

David W. Dupree

Unfortunately,Dave had a massive heart attack around 8/10/15 and passed away.  He was living in Texas.    Obit to come. 


David Dupree Sr.

2015-08-18T00:00:00Z 2015-08-18T11:46:06Z David Dupree Sr. Sioux City Journal
August 18, 2015 12:00 am

SIOUX CITY | David Wayne Dupree Sr., 61, of Duncanville, Texas, formerly Sioux City, was unexpectedly called home on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

Memorial services will be 6 p.m. today at New Life in Christ Church in Sioux City, with Jesse Dupree officiating. Services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas. Services will also be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home.

David was born on June 26, 1954, to Ola (Lee) and Major Dupree in Sioux City, one of five children. Known to many as "Root," he was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School in 1972 and was homecoming king of his class. Continuing on to Morningside College, he proceeded to set football records and until 2002, he shared the record for most carries in a single game at 38. He was recruited by several NFL teams, making the roster for the Kansas City Chiefs before being sidelined by injury.

Dave moved to Texas in the early 1980s and settled near Dallas with his then wife, Jane Beauchene. In 2000, he married Loretta Mangram.

He enjoyed fishing, talking on the phone, watching football, but especially playing with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Loretta; children, Heather, Angelus (Darlene), Keesha (Terry), Mykela, Taylia, Gela (DeMarlon), DJ, and Jaime; grandchildren, Elijiah, Nick, Imani, DeAngelo, Jersie, Langston, Colton, Nunu, Dakota, Journey, Janae and Denver; brothers, Jesse (Nancy), and Mike; and sisters, Marilyn (Preston) and Sherry.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and cousins, Rita Mae and Dale.

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08/13/15 01:35 PM #3    

Susan L. Hoefer (Downing)

Boogie, I was always proud to be a member of the class that elected you and Dave Homecoming King and Queen. I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing.

08/13/15 02:47 PM #4    

Bruce Phillip Lang

Sorry to hear about David's passing. He was a good guy!Rest in peace David!God watch over & protect David's family!Heavenly Father comfort the family & friends of David!Great Spirit guide the family & friends of David through this troubling time!I ask & pray for all these things in Jesus' name! Amen!

08/13/15 06:48 PM #5    

Rick Dennler

I have thought of David many times throughout the years. He was just one of those rare people in life that made a lasting and positive impression.  He was a gentle yet powerful person, and had a great smile. Coming from a family of coaches, I remember hearing many, many wonderful comments about him long after the games and practices were over.  And I remember the excitement we all felt in every game when he got his hands on the football. What a rush it was! David was an example to all team members and students during those years. Boogie and David made the perfect King and Queen for the final year of our great school.  Rest in peace David.

08/14/15 08:01 PM #6    

Bob Ratliff

First day of school freshman year at Central high school, David and myself sat in the first row of home room. Remember sitting on these tall stools. David looked at me and asked if I thought black people got sunburned. I had no clue and I was already stressed that it was the first day and this building seemed wired and old. I smiled and said I have no clue. David busted a grin and said that he was sunburned last weekend. We both laughed. Always had a great relationship with David in high school. Rest in peace!

08/15/15 09:17 AM #7    

Anne E. Packard (Kotlik)

Love the story from Boogie! I too was proud to be part of that class that honored you and Dave. 

08/16/15 12:53 PM #8    

Mary E Cooper

David was such a gentle soul and a great guy in addition to being such an awesome football player! I often think of him when watching college football--- only certain players can make plays like David Dupree!  smiley  It was a privilege to know him.

I know all our classmates are saddened by this news and are reminiscing about those great games our senior year. Such a great class! 

08/16/15 09:21 PM #9    

James H Corkhill

Reading the tributes to David brought back so many memories.  And the comments reminded me of how a life well lived truly affects so many people.  May the Lord continue to bless those whose lives were touched by David, and may He also bring comfort to his family.  He was a great Central High king as was Boogie a great queen; and I join in with the tribute that David now can enjoy the King of kings.  God bless.  Grateful to be a Central High grad.

08/17/15 08:00 PM #10    

Lee Bobier

David was a good friend, always went out of his way to be nice to me. We hung out the summer before I left for the Military a few times. My condolences to his family.

08/20/15 08:17 PM #11    

R. Dean Cook

David was a great guy and I considered him a friend as well as a classmate. I also voted for him as Homecoming King, it was a title he greatly deserved, being a person that showed love and kindness to everyone he met. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin, like Dr. Martin Luther King stated, least we not be judged by the color of our skin but the character of your soul. David had the character and soul of a great man of integrity and he will be greatly missed. I wish the family peace and understanding that he is now in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. RIP my friend.   

08/20/15 08:48 PM #12    

Geoffrey C. Van Schepen

Did not know David lived in the metroplex. Would have loved to to see him again. He was like a West side hero. So sorry to hear of his loss. Love Bogee's comments.



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