January 24, 1955 – January 21, 2021

John David Grassel

“A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.” – Acts 10:2

John David Grassel passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, just three days shy of his 66th birthday. He was born to John Lambert Grassel and Ann Pitts Grassel on January 24, 1955, in El Paso, Texas. For a time, his family moved around due to his father’s Air Force career. When David was in the 5th grade, they moved to San Antonio, Texas, and from that point on David called the Lone Star State home. His parents divorced, and eventually his mother married Bob Orr, a wonderful man who filled the role of a loving father to David. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School and attended Texas Tech University. However, he soon realized that college wasn’t for him as he had ambitions to pursue and a life to live. David started working in the auto glass industry which eventually led him to CC where he started his own Company.

David became a very successful entrepreneur, most notably as the owner of Diamond TexStar Glass Company, and later Diamond Cellular when he became one of the first retailers to provide mobile phones to the local market. His success enabled him to indulge in fast cars and fast boats. He lived life with gusto and experienced all the ups and downs that young men in their 20s and 30s often do.
David’s life changed forever in 1990 when he met the love of his life, Carol Rowling Boyd. Carol and David were married on January 26, 1991, and were preparing to celebrate 30 years of marriage at the time of his passing. David and Carol were meant to be, and over the course of these three decades, they did what all great couples did. First and foremost, they worshipped their Savior, Jesus Christ, and lived their life guided by his love and wisdom. They also devoted themselves to loving and raising their four beautiful children: Robbie, Brittany, Reese and Ty. They loved and lost. They laughed and cried. They dreamed and worked hard. They had successes and even a few failures as we all do. And through it all, they loved each other.

David is preceded in death by his father, John Grassel; mother, Ann Orr; stepfather Bob Orr; and stepbrother, Warren Orr. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; son, Robert Grassel and wife, Lorrie; son, Reese Grassel; son, Ty Grassel; daughter, Brittany Bergeleen and husband, Caleb; grandchildren, Ashleen, Natalie, and Lily Kay (due in April). He is also survived by his sister, Catherine Thomas.

An outdoor service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 101 Kreutzberg Road, Boerne, Texas, 78006. Masks preferred and normal social distancing in place. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to either Dynamic Church Planting International (https://dcpi.org) or Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center (www.lifesprecious.org). To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of David’s life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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