David Alan Echols, 61, died Saturday, July 16, at home. A native of Edinburg, he was a longtime resident of Vidor.

David was in the air conditioning and heating business, as an HVAC technician and also worked as a general handyman. He was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Vidor for 31 years; since 1985. He liked to play the guitar, was known as very giving and never said no to people who needed his help and had a good sense of humor. David touched lives all over the Golden Triangle.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Vidor.

David is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vickie Echols; sons, David and his wife Angie Jarrell of Slidell, LA and David Carroll and his wife Jennifer Echols of Lumberton; daughter, Katrina and her husband Trey Frazier of Orange. He is also survived by his mother, Merna Segien and stepfather Bill of Vidor; brothers, Steve Echols of Vidor, Danny Echols of The Woodlands and Michael Echols of Livingston; 11 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Carroll Echols.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Benoit’s Lewis Hall Event Center at 3085 Hwy. 12 in Vidor, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.