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A memorial service for David Cecil Shauf, D.O., 69, of Gainesville, is set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with the Bishop Kevin Stewart and Rev. Steve Shauf officiating.
David was born on August 28, 1946 in Milan, Tennessee to Earl Thach and Geraldine Elizabeth (Meyers) Shauf.
He passed away on July 11, 2016 in Gainesville.
David graduated Paducah Tilghman High School in 1964. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a full football scholarship. He later transferred to Austin Peay State University where he received his Master's degree in Biology and Chemistry. He attended Kansas City Osteopathic Medical School where he received his Doctor of Osteopathy. David completed his internship at Dallas Osteopathic Hospital. David's first practice was in Whitesboro, then he moved to Gainesville to open his private practice, where he dedicated himself to serving the people of Cooke County and beyond until his illness on March 18, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Eddie Shauf of Gainesville; daughter, Heather Smith and her husband, Slade of Minnesota; son, Joey Bland and his wife, Sheri of Gainesville; son, Scott Bland; son, Justin Bland and his wife, Stephanie of Hickory Creek; grandchildren, Amber Schroeder and her husband, Brandon, Matthew Bland, Lauren Farris, Shelby Farris, Campbell Bland; and great-grandchildren, Heston Schroeder, and Samuel Schroeder. He is also survived by his brother, Pete Shauf and his wife, Susie of Gainesville; brother, Steve Shauf and his wife, Teresa of Paducah, KY.; sister, Sara Williams and her husband, Mark of Dyersburg, TN.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Austin Bland, and Tatum Bland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on July 13, 2016
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