David Rodriguez Soto, Jr., 23, of Beaumont passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3.

David was born in Beaumont, on Oct. 22, 1991. He was an Industrial Radiographer who had a passion for life and loved his family and friends. David spent most of his free time with family and friends, helping others, working on four wheelers, building mud vehicles, and hunting and fishing. He enjoyed baseball and loved his Dallas Cowboys. He was also known for his goofy personality and his keep it real attitude. The only thing bigger than his truck was David’s heart as he gave a piece of it to everyone he met.

David is survived by his mother, April Chapa and her husband, Eladio, of Beaumont; father, David Soto and his wife, Techa, of Orange; siblings, Percila, Taylor, Alex, Carmen, Griselda, Justin, Mario, Antonio, and Karley  and grandmothers, Laura Mistrot and Pauline Soto, both of Beaumont. David also leaves loved ones that impacted his life, great friends and his best friend, Chico.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Virgil Rutledge.

A gathering of Mr. Soto’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broussard’s, 1605 N. Major Dr., Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.