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David Burke Dulion

d. January 17, 2024

Bay Minette

David Burke Dulion “Big D” peacefully passed away on January 17, 2024. David was a resident of Montrose, AL for more than 50 years. David’s loving and charismatic personality will forever be cherished by the many lives he touched.

Born to Arnold Paul "Buddy" Dulion, Jr. and Clara Eugenia "Jeanne" Burke Dulion, David grew up surrounded by a loving family in Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanne and Buddy,brother Paul Dulion, III, and son-in-law Kevin Patrick McCarthy (Stacey). Their absence is felt deeply and their memories continue to keep them alive in our hearts.

David was a man of many talents and passions. He pursued knowledge with great enthusiasm and achieved significant accomplishments in his educational journey. Graduating from UAB with a degree in Chemistry and Physics and a minor in German, he showcased a dedication and thirst for learning. Additionally, he excelled as a salesman in Chemical Engineering, which further exemplified his well-rounded brilliance. David embraced an active lifestyle that brought him joy and fulfillment. He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed participating in triathlons as well as exploring the open waters through sailing. A skilled snow skier, his love of conquering the snowy Black Diamonds took him to new heights. David could also play any guitar effortlessly, captivating audiences with his soulful melodies. 

 When he wasn't pursuing outdoor adventures or playing music, David reveled in his interests that spanned across different facets of life. His hospitality was immeasurable, from grilling mouth-watering ribs to joyfully serving his own homebrew every time he hosted. As an avid enthusiast of Harley Davidson motorcycles and GTOs, he appreciated the timeless craftsmanship these machines embodied. Moreover, he had a loyalty to Auburn University and proudly cheered for their athletic teams through victories and defeats alike. 

 David's commitment to serving others extended beyond his hobbies and interests. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, demonstrating his love for his country. His dedication was recognized with the National Defense Medal, proving his unwavering loyalty and commitment to protecting the freedoms we all hold dear. As a Rifle Marksman, Sertoma Member, and an Eagle Scout, David exemplified integrity. Above all, David's true “pride and joy” was his faith and family. He was a devout Catholic who shared a love with no bounds with his high school sweetheart, Sandra Neal Dulion. Together they built a wonderful life and family. Three daughters and six grandchildren: Stacey Dulion McCarthy (de. Kevin), Mac, Mary Claire, and Moira Grace; Ashley Dulion Conyers (Jimmy) Anna Bowler and Margaret; and Megan Nan Dulion, Milly Ann. Additionally, he was proud to be the second of five exceptional brothers: The late Paul Dulion, III, Mike Dulion (Sharon), Bill Dulion and Pat Dulion (Debbie). This also includes David’s brother-in-law, Henry Neal, Jr. (Tania), numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends whom he also considered family.

 David Burke Dulion will dearly be missed by countless friends and family who love him. His warm smile, big hair and mustache brightened even the cloudiest of days, while his stories were filled with wit and wisdom to all who listened. May he rest peacefully knowing that he made an indelible mark in the hearts of those fortunate enough to know him. Along with this obituary, the family would like to thank all of the wonderful Physicians, nurses, and CNA’s who took care of David at the William F. Green Memorial Home in Bay Minette, AL as well as Southern Hospice Caregivers at the end of his life. You are angels on Earth and we thank you all immensely. A memorial service will be held in honor of David at a later date. In lieu of flowers, our family humbly asks for donations and support to our Veterans of the United States of America.

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