Howard David Posey

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Howard David Posey passed away on January 12, 2024, at the age of 70 in New Braunfels, Texas. David was born in San Marcos, Texas on January 10, 1954.

David was preceded in death by his father Harland Posey, his mother Helen Hook, his grandparents Howard and Nollie Posey and his wife Valerie Posey.

David is survived by his children, Tony Cain, Michele Cain, Amanda Cain, grandchildren Zane Pulido, Zaelyn Pulido, Alexis Cain, Robert Cain and Malory Cain, his aunt Helen Posey Burnett, his uncle and aunt Kenneth and Ellen Posey.

Among other things, David always loved the outdoors; he could regularly be found fishing and hunting with good friends and family. He was one to never shy away from sharing a tall tale or a clever reply with anyone who would listen. Throughout his life, David lived in many cities in Central Texas, but one thing for sure, he would never be too far away from somewhere he could fish or hunt.

David took pride in his passions, which he turned into his careers. In his younger years, David enjoyed cooking wherever he was, which made him a natural at Posey’s Pit t at Canyon Lake, Texas. Later, David secured his Captain’s license and began guiding fishing trips around Aransas Pass Bay. Captain Dave became best known for catching redfish, trout, and entertaining clients with more tall tales.

His family was always particularly important to him, David was raised by his Father and Grandmother. He came from a large family, with 22 cousins, many who were like siblings. When his family grew with Valarie, he found himself an instant father of 3. The next thing he knew, he was blessed with 5 grandchildren who he helped guide and mentor. Being a grandfather brought a particular lightness and compassion to David that only a grandchild could bring.

David will be honored at a lakeside Celebration of Life that will be held in the spring at Canyon Lake, Texas. Family and friends will gather to share memories.

Howard’s Favorite Song: Choices by George Jones

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  1. You will be missed my dear friend. You were a huge part of our history, and will never be forgotten. Mostly of all the laughter. Rest finally Posey. Heaven was blessed the day you arrived. With deepest love and admiration the Montgomery girls 🕊️🦋

  2. The Poz, my bro.

    Thanks for the best BBQ in Texas at Canyon Lake.
    Thanks for some of the best fishing at Canyon Lake & the Coast and thanks for teaching me how to cook it too.
    Its been a long, dusty trail – 38 years. You will be missed but always in my heart.
    Lots of laughs and good memories.
    Gone but never forgotten.

    Bubba Byrd

    • Primo! Life won’t be the same without you! You were a great friend and mentor over the past several decades. You’re probably the reason I’m still married to Kaci! And a great inspiration to her as well! Been a fun ride! We’ll miss you! As you called me; Aka red sand hill nig

  3. Dave was a good friend I could always count on no matter what. We shared a lot of time on the water together in Rockport as fishing guides; working as a team. But, we shared even more tall tells and laughter. God rest his soul.
    Will miss you, little brother “Captain Storm”

  4. Hey papa david I know he cant read any of these but I wish he could. He was such a good grandpa he would always try to communicate with us kids even if it was a letter or he just wanted to shoot a text. I miss him so much already and i just can’t believe he’s gone. I’m gonna think about the fact I didn’t get to see him anytime before this, but I love him so much and i’m so happy he no longer is in pain and he has god to look after him. rip papa david ilysm 🕊️

  5. Pops, you will be missed, as little Malory said, you always tried to communicate with us on a level we could understand.. you saved us in many ways.. im sorry for not visiting, well you already know that 😭😔😔..i appreciate you and the many lessons you taught me , i will miss you dearly, Dave… I love you, old man… Xoxo
    Love, Amanda your other daughter ❤️

  6. Dave,
    We had some wonderful times together and a true friendship that has never ,will never be forgotten.. and I’ve been so very blessed to know your daughter, Amanda! She’s an absolute gem and even through her struggles, she always spoke very highly of you, and because of her, I met you . For that I was blessed. Wear your wings well, and we’ll meet again someday… RIP, , Sincerely, Debra C. Cain xoxo

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