Maurice David Bresnen II, David to all who knew him, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, on May 26, 2017, after an illness. His funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31st at Shultz Funeral Home, in Jasper, TX, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

David was born on March 29, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Kenneth and Brooksy Bresnen. His father was serving in the U.S. Army in Korea at the time. David grew up in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from W.T. White High School, after which he trained as an Air Traffic Controller in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He then began a successful business career in apparel sales, sales management and entertainment management. In both apparel sales and his decades long career in nightclub management, David’s work ethic and ingenuity resulted in record breaking revenue attainment. He retired as the Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Burch Management in Dallas, Texas. Over time, David became increasingly interested in religion, and enjoyed participating in church, bible study and Christian fellowship with his many friends. His love for the Lord brought him much peace and joy.

Throughout his life, David displayed a spontaneous generosity and kindness to the people he knew and to the people he met along the way.  He never met a stranger, and he had an uncanny way of bringing people together from many walks of life. Those who knew David loved his sense of humor and loved him.

David is survived by his children Mattye Bresnen and her husband, Damon O’Connor, of San Francisco, CA; Chris Burgh of Brooklyn, NY; Brooksy Bresnen of Jasper, TX; Maurice David Bresnen III of San Antonio, TX; and Jack Dalton Bresnen-Swain of Carrolltonn, TX.; grandchildren Olive, Andrew, Gage, and Travis; brothers Ken and Steve Bresnen and their wives, Lynn and Amy Bresnen, of Austin, TX; nieces and nephews Molly Brooksbank of Lago Vista, TX; Andrew Bresnen of Austin, TX; and Rachel Bresnen of Conroe, TX.

The Bresnen family would like to thank the friends of David who helped care for him as his illness progressed. We are eternally grateful for the extraordinary care and love shown by Lindsey Griffin Cruse and her husband, Mike Cruse, over many years and through many challenges. Seldom has anyone made a greater offering in the service of another person than the Cruses. Condolences can be posted at www.shultzfuneralhomeofjasper.com or on Facebook at Shultz Funeral Home & Crematory.