David “Wookie” Sarabia, 69, was born on September 14, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio. He gained his wings on September 19, 2021, in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jesus Lopez Sarabia and Angelica Maldonado Guerra, and brother; Richard Sarabia.
David would help anyone he could and never expected anything in return. He was the life of the party. He enjoyed giving his friends a hard time. Was always getting himself, and anyone with him, into an adventure of some sort, but a good time and a lot of stories was usually the outcome. David loved his family. He treasured the time he got to spend with each of them, hoping to share a little of his spunk and spontaneity. David had a great love for Fast Pitch Softball on the Houston 9 as a player, coach, and score keeper.
David is survived by his wife; Rachel Sarabia of 50 years of marriage. Son; Thomas Hernandez and wife Norma. Daughters; Ericka Baxter and husband Earl and Stephanie Flores and husband Chris. Brothers; Jesse Sarabia and Gilbert Sarabia. One sister; Aurora Trevino. Six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
David will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including nieces, nephews, extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles, and a host of friends, and loved ones he held dear to his heart.
Visitation will take place from 5pm to 8pm Monday, September 27, 2021 at Rios Funeral Directors, with rosary residing at 6:30pm.
Service will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 4918 Cochran St. Houston, Texas 77009
Brookside Memorial Park 13747 Eastex Frwy Houston, TX 77039