David Ray Anderton - In Memoriam
From David's obituary: https://www.galbreaithpickard.com/obituaries/David-Ray-Anderton?obId=20785658
David Ray Anderton, age 69, of North Richland Hills, passed away, Saturday, April 10, 2021 at a local hospital.
David was born March 12, 1952 in Fort Worth, TX to Dick Anderton and Loretta Hoskins Anderton and after the passing of his parents David was raised by his Granny, Madge Hoskins. He attended Baylor University, and then in 1972 he married his childhood sweetheart, Marthetta, and they started a family together.
David opened a local Paint and Body Shop in Fort Worth, Anderton Paint and Body, and will be remembered for having a heart for serving others.
He was a 39 year Fort Worth Model "A" Club Member, the Pate Swap Meet Coordinator, and a big supporter of Wheels for Wellness.
David is survived by his Wife, Marthetta Anderton of North Richland Hills, TX, Son, Tracy Anderton(Lauren) of North Richland Hills, TX, Daughter, Angela Patterson(Scott) of Conroe, TX, Granddaughters, Taylor Anderton and Sydney Patterson, Grandsons, Sammy Patterson and Blake Patterson, Great-grandsons, Karson and Knox Patterson, Great-granddaughter, Kennedy Patterson, Brothers, Dickie(Carolyn) Anderton and Bil (Nancy) Anderton, Brother in Law, Orville (Connie) Harris, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Loretta Anderton and his Granny, Madge Hoskins.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021, 3:00 PM, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, Texas 76034.
Memorials may be sent to David’s favorite charity, Wheels for Wellness, wheelsforwellness.org.
From Tracy Anderton
"Dad’s funeral will be at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Colleyville, at 3 pm, Friday April 16, 2021. It will be a graveside service only and everyone is welcome to come. He was loved by so many. He will be towards the back of Bluebonnet, on top of the hill near Hall Johnson. For anyone that would like to see him, Bluebonnet is allowing a 2 pm to 3 pm visitation inside before the funeral."
From Bill Anderton
David loved his family. He liked his cars but they never rivaled his love for his family. He was very blessed to integrate both into a full and rewarding life while always caring and touching others.
If you never met my brother, check out the Discovery Channel series, Misfit Garage, Season 6, Episode 8 (aired June 27, 2018) titled "Minor Fire."
This segment shows full, free-range "David." It shows his incredible skills as a premier restorer/collector of antique automobiles (and part of his collection) but also his "cow-trader" genes inherited from our father and his ability to relate to people with kindness, grace and humor inherited and practiced by our mother.
In this episode, to quote Discovery Channel, "Series regular Thomas Weeks has found the crown-jewel of any car enthusiast's collection: a 1932 Ford Model A Roadster." By the way, Thomas found it at the Pate Swap Meet that year. In the segment, they meet in David's shop to do a deal.
David will be buried in this same red shirt shown in this video segment. He will also be wearing his blue jeans. This too is David. The family knows that the Pate Swap Meet has a large number of volunteers working on the venue to prepare the Texas Motor Speedway for Pate's annual event next week. To David's many friends in his extended Pate family working outside as volunteers doing hard labor to get the site ready, don't worry about cleaning up and putting on a dark suit for David's service. Come as you are straight from the work.
Marthetta said that David would be proud to have them like that and honored by their service to Pate.
Above (l to r): Tom Smith, David Anderton and Thomas Weeks
Above (l to r): Tracy Anderton, Thomas Weeks and David Anderton
From the Pate Swap Meet Facebook Community
While you may not have met him in person, David was THE Pate Coordinator. His sudden passing a few days ago is felt by many in the swap meet and antique car club community. Your Pate Board members are working hard to try and help Pate run smoothly this year but David's absence is felt by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and especially his wife and childhood sweetheart, Marthetta. Rest in Peace, David.