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2009-07-30 / Obituaries

Dustin Clint Etzel

July 1, 1993 - July 22, 2009

Dustin was born on July 1, 1993 in La Grange, Texas and was a student at Giddings High School and would have been entering his Junior year next month.

He played the drums in the Giddings High School Band and also in the worship services at the First Assembly of God. Dustin enjoyed playing baseball, tennis, fishing, playing his Xbox and especially enjoyed golfing with his grandpa. He was an active member of the First Assembly of God in Giddings where he served as a youth leader for the Oxygen Youth Ministry. He was also a member of the Christ First Club at Giddings High School.

Dustin passed away unexpectedly Wednesday while attending church camp near Waxahachie. Funeral services for Dustin Etzel, 16 of Giddings, were held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the First Assembly of God in Giddings with Pastor Pat Herlitz, Pastor Jason Mayo, Youth Pastor Tara Essman, and Director of Youth and Student Ministries, Rev. Jon Catrone officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Tom & Carrie Roberts and Thurman & Bessie Minyard and an aunt, Sharon Marie Roberts.

Dustin is survived by his parents, Debbie & Bubba Alexander of Giddings; his sisters & brothers, Carly & Charles Wray of Giddings, Leslie Wallace of Giddings, Zach Alexander of Austin, Haley Alexander of Houston and Jacob Alexander of Giddings; his grandparents, Clint & Mallie Roberts of Giddings; his niece, Randa Voight of Giddings; his nephews, Tristan Wray & Aidan Wray both of Giddings; his dog, Abby as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Speed-The-Light, c/o First Assembly of God, 1050 North Orange Street, Giddings, Texas 78942.

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