David Scholl

David Allen Scholl

Saturday, September 9th, 1961 - Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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David Allen Scholl passed into eternal glory and joined his Lord and Savior on November 17, 2019. David was a man of honor, integrity and humility. His words were intentional. His work was always done with a high degree of excellence. He had a thirst for triumph, of good over evil and a desire to help the vulnerable. He was compassionate, caring and had a great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and in-law, to his family and a loyal friend to many. David gave God the glory for the missions and accomplishments in his life. He loved Christ’s message and lived to be more Christ-like every day.

David was born September 9, 1961 in Olympia, WA. He was raised by his loving mother, Sharon with support from his grandparents and older siblings. He grew up in Lakewood, WA. When David was in school, he lettered in four sports and was student body president.

David was a 15 year veteran of the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets). He served ten years as an Operations and Intelligence sergeant with the 5th Special Forces Group. Combat operations included Desert Storm and Somalia, where he earned a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, and Joint Forces Commendation medals. Before departing the service, David ran the Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Course as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge. The failure rate was extremely high for the course and David quickly realized the need for change. He re-wrote and modernized the curriculum. They were able to significantly increase the graduation rate, while maintaining the high standards of HALO course.

From 2003 to 2013, David worked in Iraq, in several capacities. Beginning with two years of managing field operations to negotiate security for reconstruction projects. He spent two years as a counterinsurgency advisor with both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as the 5th and 7th Iraqi Army SF Divisions. He managed training at the Iraqi Military Intelligence Academy before working to find missing Americans with the USF-I Personnel Recovery Division. He re-wrote the personnel recovery mission, which was used by the U.S. Department of Defense. He spent the final two years as the Special Projects and Personnel Recovery Coordinator for the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad.

In 2007, David took six months off from working in Iraq. God led him to Grapevine, TX and he faithfully followed. He hosted an AM Radio talk show that promoted American patriotism. He met Darla and they quickly became friends. It wasn’t long before they both realized that God led him to Grapevine to meet his soulmate. They married in February of 2009. Their marriage was a prime example of what love, devotion, commitment, and honor to God are, in a marriage. Those that know them as a couple, know that they will always be “Two D’s in a Pod”.

In 2014, David and business partner Ro Lopez created Nations Secure LLC with an objective of leveraging an international organization of professionals to generate funds for their non-profit organization, Freedom’s Shield. David was the architect of Operation Liber – Iraq. The mission for rescue has led to the recovery of over 1,200 Yazidi women and children from Iraq and Syria, as well as trafficked victims within Egypt and the UAE. This mission will lead to the rescue of thousands more sex trafficked victims around the world. The center in Pakistan created for the rescues of Christian women, who are victims of sex trafficking, will be named the David Scholl Center in honor of his memory.

David and Ro also created Traveler Secure, a smart phone safety and security app. The app allows families, corporations, and organizations to maintain accountability of individual users while providing an immediate response to any safety and security threats.

While David is greatly missed, we are thankful to the Lord for the time we got to spend with him.

David is survived by his loving wife, Darla; adoring Mom, Sharon Scholl; Sister, Marilyn Atwater and husband Kim; Sister, Anne Elaine West; Brother, Charles Scholl and wife Cristy; Nephews, Evan Atwater, Jake Scholl, and David Scholl; Niece, Danae Atwater; His In-laws, Margaret and Neil Toler, Gretchen and John Debus, Anita and Ken Wiles, Jennifer and Alan Massey, and Neil Toler Jr.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 12:30pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 2:30pm
    Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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Frances vessell

Posted at 09:04am
I worked with David in Iraq and we shared the same villa. I loved listening to David’s stories, I recall one time the US Army detained him and fired on his vehicle because he looked like an Iraqi 😫 He was very protective especially with the women that lived in the villa and he taught us to be very vigilant and pay attention to details while we were in Baghdad or anywhere else! I remember one instance I got home to the villa late from work and there was no place for me to park my vehicle because the HR woman didn’t leave enough room for me to park. David being David went and asked her to move her vehicle in which her reply was that she wasn’t moving it, David got the keys moved it himself and told her to go have a big cup of STFU! I will never ever forget the many mornings I’d come down the stairs to find David making the coffee shirtless... which coined him the name Mr Coffee. He was an unforgettable man I truly respected and loved him.

Don Huffman

Posted at 05:39pm
Expressing extreme gratitude for the extensive US Military Service (and Military Service related endeavors) of Sgt. First Class David Scholl for our country. Prayers go out for his family and innumerable friends for comfort in their untimely loss. May he rest in the arms of his beloved Creator and Savior.
d Huffman, Army vet, DFWHG member, and sharer of the birthday (9 Sep)

Terry R Jacobs

Posted at 09:22am
Dear Darla and family, I met David right after I moved to the US to marry my wife Debra, he quickly became a dear friend who I respected and cared a great deal for. He was so very kind to me and help me find my place here in the states by introducing me to others who have also become my friends. He was a kind and generous man and he will be greatly missed by all. Our love and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. God bless, Terry and Debra


Posted at 12:45am
I knew Dave since first grade, he was truly a loyal friend and solid as a good man, I’m saddened by this loss and wish his family the strength on moving forward. I’m proud to call myself his friend!

George M Nutwell III

Posted at 01:18pm
Darla and family, My deepest condolences for the loss of David. I pray that you feel the love and comfort of God. God bless,
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