Obituaries detail

David L. "Dave" DuVal



David L. DuVal was 65 of Olathe, KS passed away in his home on February 02 2020, after a long struggle with cancer.


Dave DuVal was born October 5th 1954 in KC MO to Dorothy Cobb and Ewing DuVal. Dave has 2 siblings Diane Dann and Robert "Bob" DuVal. Dave is survived by his 2 children Lisa Wagy (Steven) and Charles DuVal (Kristin) and his 5 grandchildren Josephine DuVal, Breuana DuVal, Charles DuVal Jr, Bruce DuVal, and Sophia Sifford.


Dave grew up in Prairie Village, KS where he earned his Master's degree at the University of Kansas. He was a social worker for the state of Kansas for 25 years and loved his part time job delivering pizza at Pizza Hut  which he called the "hut" for 26 years. 


Dave was fun and kind man. He was also goofy and kind of clumsy. He enjoyed reading, traveling, the outdoors, and loved canoeing. He was known by his friends as The King of the River. He was also known by his family and friends for not wearing a belt and always pulling his pants up. He was known by all to always be in good spirts and was a man of faith.


 A celebration of life service will be held at the Vineyard Community Church located at 8301 Lamar Ave Overland Park, KS 66207 on February the 11th at 1pm. Please enter through the south doors.



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Celebration of Life
Vineyard Church (Please enter south doors)
8301 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park
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Date of Service:
Feb 11 ,2020
Time of Service:
1:00 pm
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Rise' Chapman Szymczak Feb 04 ,2020

Friend ,Houston ,Texas

I met David when we were teenagers. He and my older brother were very good friends. But he became our friend. He was like one of the family. David was always funny and kind. He was very easy to talk to. He loved his family he loved God and he loved his friends. He was always fun to be around. David was a kind and caring person he will be greatly missed. You all are in my prayers. Goodbye my dear friend from Rise'

Eric Barnes Feb 04 ,2020

Friend ,Dallas ,Texas

Dave was one of the kindest, gentlest, and funniest people I've known. When I picture him it's often of him laughing, often at himself! Dave embodied good friendship and the love of those close to him. And he was a great encourager - he often told me that he admired me and that he was proud to know me. He always made me feel good about myself. Dave, I am proud to have been your friend these many years. Until we meet again in heaven!

Mark Burton Feb 05 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

1970 – 2020. Fifty years of an amazing, enduring friendship. My family (Mark, Annette, Patty, and Susan) moved to Prairie Village KS in 1970 and met the family across the street (Joel, Lori, Risé, and Bret). Joel introduced me to his best friend Dave from across the creek. I introduced them to my best friend Eric, thus beginning our decades-long adventure. During our high school years, we spent incalculable hours together. Dave had a nice Schwinn 5-speed. We had a gospel band and Dave played the tambourine. We led song in worship at a little church in Cowgill MO, northeast of KC. Dave and Joel were a year ahead of me at Shawnee Mission East High School and both had draft numbers. A sad day came when the Chapman family moved to Memphis TN in Joel’s senior year. Dave, Eric, and I continued the friendship and stayed in touch with Joel. We did a challenging, unforgettable, three-day canoe trip on the Marais des Cygnes River in KS. I remember Dave’s mother working for Jones in the village. My mother became good friends with Dave’s mother and was supportive for Dorothy in her last years. Their house was in a low spot that often flooded and the church eventually turned it into a parking lot. I left for the Air Force in 1974 while Dave pursued his education at KU. He had always wanted to be an archaeologist but ended up with a masters in social work, making an incredible contribution to the community. In my years in the Air Force and Albuquerque, my dad was a father-figure to Dave. He wept at my dad’s funeral in 2017. Dave was an usher at our wedding in 1981 and drove to Hoopeston IL to join us on a cold day in January. I recall my wife and I sang at his wedding. Dave was always there when we visited KC and often picked me up at the train depot. Always a good listener, Dave and I often talked about stresses on the job and things at church. He enjoyed delivering pizza because it was low stress. He organized several reunions that the four of us enjoyed every five years. 2020 was to be the next. He always initiated calls (like Christmas morning) and letters to keep us in touch. He never got an email address after retiring over a year ago so I should have called more. It was a grand 50 years. Already miss you Dave.

lori chapman witt pickett Feb 06 ,2020

friend ,Horseshoe Bend ,Arkansas

What can one say about a friendship between brothers & sisters. That's what Dave was to all of us that lived in Prairie Village on Ash Street. we were always at each others house after school & during the summer. He always had a smile on his face. I will always remember the night he brought pizza to my brother's (Bret) house the night we buried our parents, love him. You will be misses by everyone. Will ya in heaven

Mark Burton Feb 09 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Some photos of Dave & friends.

Patricia Koenig Feb 11 ,2020

Cousin ,Littleton ,Colorado

It was with great sadness that I learned of Dave's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Joel Chapman Feb 12 ,2020

Friend ,Houston ,Texas

David was a very cheerful person. Always interested in anthropology and he was firm in his faith. His favorite song was they know we are Christians by our love. He always enjoyed music. He was my very best friend all the way through high school. We enjoyed camping together and joined boy scouts. Very anxious to see him in heaven for reunion. Love you my brother, Joel