Keylen Echols Obituary, Death – Keylen Weldon Echols Sr. David Weldon Echols Sr., of Cameron, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Oakland Cemetery in Duster. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Mr. Echols was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Duster, to Weldon Carmon Echols and Sarah Alice King Echols.David graduated from Brownwood High School (BHS) in 1956. He earned his B.S. degree in Range Management from Abilene Christian College (ACC) in 1959. He participated in FFA and played the tuba for marching bans at BHS and ACC. While a boy, David developed an interest in photography and film which grew into a lifelong pursuit of all things audio-visual.
David served as a minister for churches of Christ for almost 50 years: Mullin (1961-62), Early (1962-65), Cameron (1965-68), Early (1968-72), Hurst (1972-77), Monahans (1966-78), Bedford (1978-81), and Groves (1981-2008). At the time of his death, he and his wife were members of the Cameron Church of Christ. David married Gayle Moore in Brownwood on Aug. 28, 1959; both were only children. Their son David Jr. was born in July of 1960 and their daughter Angela in January of 1968. After Gayle’s death in 2009, he married Sandra Cole who passed away in 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Quintilla Howry Echols, who cared for him at home during his final, length illnesses. Also surviving him are his son, David and wife Nancy, and daughter, Angela Dunlap; his son’s children, Kaylen and Cameron; his daughter’s children, Robert, Aubrey, and Courtney; his daughter’s grandchildren, McKenzie and Hazel; and numerous cousins scattered around the state.