Losing one of our own

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The late David Replogle is pictured at right with old high school running mates Tommy Bryan, Alan Flowers, Doug Clark and Leon Hicks__________

It had been many years since I had seen David Replogle…a school chum who was also my neighbor.  I  met him for the first time in probably 45 years last summer when I attended his class reunion with Conley Cox, one of David’s best friends.

When Conley called me last night, I caught the catch in his voice and knew something was amiss. He told me David had died in a car accident. We commiserated and remembered him with real emotion.

It was so nice to become reacquainted with David at the reunion, and I was impressed with how well he had aged compared to the rest of us. He was one of those many members of the Class of 1964 who were high achievers. That class set the bar for the rest of us, and it was high – university presidents, doctors, lawyers, teachers.

David died Tuesday, October 26, 2010 when his vehicle was rear-ended by an 18 wheeler in the Jackson area.  He was en route to the Jackson airport where he was departing for a pheasant hunting trip. Apparently there was another accident on the highway and he slowed.  The 18 wheeler did not.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 South New Hampshire Street , Covington , LA 70433 .

A wake will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue , Covington , LA 70433 .

Visitation on Friday will begin at 11:00 AM at Christ Episcopal Church.

Interment will follow services at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington , LA.

He was the beloved husband of 42 years to Rosemary Leverette Replogle; loving father of Beth Replogle Ford (Tommy) and Jennifer Leigh Replogle; and brother to Bill Replogle (Cindy). He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Robertson Replogle; his father, Melvin Edward Replogle, Sr.; and a brother, Melvin Edward Replogle, Jr.

David was 64 years of age, a native of West Point , MS and a resident of Madisonville, LA for the past 17 years. He was a pharmaceutical manager for Pfizer Laboratories, formerly known as Wyeth Laboratories for the past 38 years.

David was very active in his church, Christ Episcopal Church in Covington , LA and had also served in leadership positions at First Baptist Church of Covington.

6 thoughts on “Losing one of our own

  1. I always liked David who was always friendly and sweet to me during our years together in West Point. I was fortunate to see him at all of Mack’s reunions throughout the years, and we will all miss him.

  2. Thank you for helping us to remember one of our most loved classmates. The class of 64 has lost a jewel. Rep, never missed a reunion, and was always one on the first to respond to any kind of need that came up thru the years, as our class of 64 have helped each other thru trying times. He will be greatly missed by his wife and girls, and also his many close friens in our class of 64. The 50th will not be quiet the same without Rep.

  3. What a tragic loss. David was such a fun loving guy and always had a smile on his face and something nice to say. He loved our reunions and I don’t think he and Rosemary ever missed one. He will be dearly missed by us all. Please keep Rosemary and their girls in your prayers during this most difficult time.

  4. Beth, Olivia and Barbara – I did this note hurriedly when Conley called me last night – didn’t do him justice. So many memories of David – playing out in the ole neighborhood, that irresistible smile and easy going nature. So glad I got to see him one more time. Your class raised the bar so high that most of us couldn’t reach that high. David was one of the leaders.

    Reminds me again how fragile this life we live. Thanks for writing.

  5. Emily, How can I e-mail this artical to the daily Times leader, so they CAN READ IT AND TAKE PARTS OF IT TO GO WITH A PICTURE THAT WAS MADE TODAY, WED. SHOWING HABITAT RECEIVING A CHECK FROM THE CLASS OF 64. YOUR ARTICAL WAS SO GOOD, WE HOPED YOU WOULD NOT MIND THE PAPER USING IT. Please help me if you can. They are wanting to run the picture in tomarrows paper, i think.. The e-mail need to be sent to SheenaBakerdtlnews@bellsouth.net Thanks for all your help. Barbara Taylor

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