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“Just learned of Dave's passing. I worked with him many years ago. Always enjoyed his humor and jovial attitude. RIP old friend. John Martin ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: John Martin - Friend

“I am sure you are coaching track right now in Heaven. Certainly enjoyed you and the girls at Jackson Academy. You have crossed the finish line with a...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Ray Higgins - Jackson, MS

“David always made me laugh, every time I saw him he would sing hey Mickey,so funny and so many fun times to remember ! ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Mickey Ryan - Kenner, LA - Friend

“David, I will definitely miss you when I can get back on my feet and hang out with the old guys and you won't be there physically but I know you...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Carl Schutz - St. Amant, LA

“So sorry about David. I haven't talked to David since high school but we became friends on Facebook.He was loved and will be missed. Prayers for you...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Lou Eckert - BAKER, LA

“I knew Dave through my niece Carolyn. So sorry to hear of his passing. Very nice and kind. Audrey Gornak- Covington. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Condolences to Dave's family. He was one of the true nice guys. Always a big smile, warm face and helping hand. I played ball with him and truly...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: John Short - Robert, LA

“Dave was truly one of the nicest guys I've ever met. We worked together for several years, many years ago at South Central Bell/BellSouth. He was...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Merlin Villar - Huntersville, NC

“Condolences to Brandy and Courtney. This is a tough one. I worked with Dave many years. He was really smart and he helped me with math while I was...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: John Banquer - Belle Chasse, LA

“Dave was a very special guy. I played ball with him at SLU and always looked forward to seeing him at the former players association tailgate each...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: - Don Scharwath, LA

“Big Dave, as I liked to call him, was a huge part of my college and young adult years. Anytime I visited Courtney in Jackson, he was always the best...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Shelley Burge - Hattiiesburg, MS

“David was a great athlete and a great person. Heaven is a better place with him there. I was on the football team with him at Baker High School. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Gerard "Jerry" Langlois - LA

“Sure going to miss that smile around SLU athletic events ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Anna AW - Springfield, LA

“Dave was my mentor when I first entered the BellSouth Security. We work together for years. He was a good friend and a top investigator. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Haggerty - Dismondhead, MS

“The John Hendrix family would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the David Venable family in their loss. May God be with you during this...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Lynn Hendrix - Deer Park, TX

“David was a classmate, teammate and friend. He was truly an outstanding person and athlete. Although I hadn't seen David often since our days at...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Glen Bynum - Baton Rouge, LA

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David William Venable, 70 years old of Hammond passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at his home. He was born on Sunday, May 5, 1946, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Pastor William "Bill" and Marjorie Venable. David graduated Baker High School and was valedictorian in 1964. He was an outstanding dual-sport athlete who attended Southeastern Louisiana University on scholarship to play football and run track. He graduated in 1969 with a degree in mathematics. He was a member of SLU's Former Football Players Association, who helped bring the football program back to Southeastern. David enjoyed life and loved coaching track and field, watching football and was a huge SLU fan, but he especially loved spending time with his family.

David is survived by his daughters, Brandy Venable and her wife Angela Morgan and Courtney Venable Judge and her husband Mike, his grandsons, Jake and Dylan Judge, his sisters, Beth Venable Andermann and Judy Venable Williams, also many close friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Pastor William "Bill" and Marjorie Venable.

A Visitation for David will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Memorial Service Celebrating David's Life will immediately follow visitation at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel.

David's guest book can be viewed at