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Obituary for David Pizana

David Gradalupe Pizana went Home on February 17, 2024. He began his life’s journey on November 2, 1971, born to Sherry Kathleen (Cavazos Pizana) Cook and David Salinas Pizana in Hillsboro, Texas.

Affectionately known to those who loved him as “Davi’”, or DJ Mutate - David was very outgoing and excelled at mostly everything that he put his mind to. His kind heart could be seen in his willingness to be there and listen when you needed a friend, and in helping others in need.

Most of David's school days were in Whitney and Hillsboro and he later ventured out to areas such as Kyle, Lindale, and Austin as an adult. David resided in areas throughout Texas and even wandered out to try living in Colorado once - but eventually made his way back to Texas.

At a young age, he became very interested and intrigued by the martial arts, and over time David achieved multiple belt levels in many different styles of martial arts. David was also a talented DJ who loved spinning records and making mix tapes of anything from techno and dance music to 80’s music and 90's hip hop. David was also known for his break dancing early on, even winning a Thriller dance competition at the local Walmart once.

David could most often be found either enjoying nature, learning a new skill, or simply spending time with friends and family. He loved talking about any and everything from old school kung fu movies to the Bible and scripture to eventually telling stories from his mischievous younger days. David already is, and will continue to be greatly missed.

David is preceded in death by both his parents and two loving sets of grandparents. He is survived by his sister Jamie Cook; and his brother Joey Pizana and his wife Misty; and brother James Cook and his wife Angie. He is also survived by many, many aunts, uncles, and cousins and friends going back to his elementary days.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00am at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsboro, Texas.