David Maurice Royster

1974 - 2021


David Maurice Royster, 46, beloved son, father, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2021 in Athens, GA.    

David  was born in Ogden, Utah on August 16, 1974.  David grew up in Niceville and participated in NVLL baseball and PAL soccer, as a player and referee.  He graduated from Niceville High School in 1992 where he was a member of the golf team and AFROTC.  He briefly attended Florida A & M University  before beginning  his career in the food and beverage industry. 

David is survived by his daughter, Whitley Cato (Daniel), mother, Kathleen Royster (Charles), granddaughter Zoe, brother Aaron (Alma), sister April (Nick), and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

David is preceded in death by his son, David Alexander Royster, his father, Roger Royster and brother Danny Royster. 

David’s smile, laughter and sense of humor will not be forgotten.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.

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Jamie Karns

April 7, 2021 7:39 PM

My deepest condolences to The family. David was a joy of a person to have on this earth. His humor and smile were unforgettable. 

Nora Baker Stout

April 7, 2021 2:11 PM

David, may you be at peace. 

My deepest condolences to his family.  David was a wonderful person and I have many fond childhood memories of him.  

Greg Calica

April 7, 2021 2:02 PM

Like with all of us, life took us on our own paths after high school, but the days we shared in the soccer field leading up to graduation were filled with thoughts of “COOL! Dave’s got the ball”. I wish your family and friends all the strength and love they need so that you may rest in peace.

Chris Crawford

April 6, 2021 8:25 PM

Thanks for being a great friend that I didn’t deserve. Until we meet again in heaven, sideways to the next light, my brother.
Chris Crawford

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