David Alan McAnally, II
David Alan McAnally II was born on August 5, 1969 in the Boone County Hospital, Harrison, AR to David Alan and Jan (Reubell) McAnally. He went to join his Lord on Thursday, August 22, 2019 after a short but very courageous battle with what he referred to as 'a touch of cancer' that ultimately consumed his entire body. He was 50 years, 2 weeks and 3 days old.
He graduated from Seymour, MO High School in 1987.
On June 18, 1988, he married the love of his life, Tammy Akers, and to this union three beautiful children were born. They lived in Seymour, MO until David enlisted in the US Army in 1993. They were stationed in Fort Greely, AK until 1995, returning and living in Springfield, MO. David had worked at Timken since 1995 until July 2019 when he had to take leave due to his illness.
David is best remembered for his love of music, movies, practical jokes, sense of humor, and loyalty to his family and friends. He put others' needs before his own until he left this Earth. He fought a good fight and never lost his courage or positive spirit.
David gave his heart and soul to Christ many years ago. Although David wanted to stay with us, he knew that couldn't be. Tammy took excellent care of him and he was surrounded by his loving family at all times.
David was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Austin and Evelyn Reubell and paternal grandparents, Joe McAnally and Pauline Longston, his aunt Sharon Reubell Lair, his fathers-in-law Bob Akers and Wayne Holbert, sister-in-law Chris Akers and great niece Jaxsyn Mae Larimore.
David is survived by his wife, Tammy, three children, Britney and Aaron Dickey, Jessica and Nick Dunn, Kruz and Audrey McAnally, five grandchildren, Kaiden and Kamryn Dickey, Chasey, Ezra, and Raelynn Dunn, his parents Alan and Jan McAnally, his mother-in-law Sue Holbert, his sister Teresa and John Lewis, sisters-in-law Tonya Asbridge, Jammi and Joshua Glenn, and Lisa Akers, brothers-in-law Steve and Carla Akers, Timmy Akers, Kreg and Brittany Akers, uncle Larry McAnally, and aunts Vickie Green, Gail Jenkins, and Dawn Jones, as well as many other relatives and friends who loved him dearly.
David showed us how to live with love, compassion and humor. In the end, when he suffered with unimaginable pain, he showed us how to die with unbelievable courage, bravery, dignity, and grace.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 in the Fraker Funeral Home, Inc, Marshfield.
Visitation will be from noon until service Saturday, August 31 in the funeral home.