David  Dycus
David Dwane (Punchy) Dycus was born Dec. 16, 1940 in Corsicana and got called up to be with his beloved Linda on the morning of Jan. 5, 2020. David was proud that he lived most of his life in the town that he loved, Corsicana. You could always find him at Tiger Stadium on Friday nights. Many might know him from when he coached t-ball and midget league baseball. In fact, an entire generation of kids probably learned their first curse words from him. He loved coaching and mentoring children. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and in his younger days, raised and hunted with bird dogs. Others probably know him from the social club that he ran on 13th, that also doubled as a barber shop. There was always fresh coffee at 6:30 a.m. in the morning for any and all that wanted to sit and shoot the bull.
When he wasn't at the barber shop, he could usually be found at the "office" which was basically any abandoned building where he and his friends could play dominoes. He had many passions, from his beloved Longhorns to just sitting out in front of the house and watching hummingbirds.
Punchy was a man of few words, but those words mattered. He lived his life on his own terms, and to him, a handshake meant it was a deal. He was always willing to help others, especially those in recovery. Punchy had many friends, because he was a good friend.
Punchy was preceded in death by his mother and father, Leroy and Eva Dycus, his brother Robert Earl Dycus, and the love of his life, Linda Beth Dycus.
He is survived by his sister Sue Garen; his three children, Kelli, Matthew, and Jennifer; four grandchildren, Chelsea Kuykendall, Caitlyn Kuykendall and fiancé Bryan Goforth, and Will and Rian Stubbs; his partner Charlotte Calloway; his granddaughters children and God children, Katlyon, Serenity, Emy Rae, and Layne.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 followed immediately by the service at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Brian Hopkins and Lewis Palos officiating.
Please come out and help us celebrate the life of this great man. Serving as pallbearers will be Jerod Welch, Blake Meredith, Bryan Goforth, Donnie Dean, Cody York and Will Stubbs.
Interment will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
We would like to thank the entire staff at Twilight Nursing Home for taking such good care of him.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on January 6, 2020

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Terry Chambers
Jan 14, 2020
Punch, thank you for fishing with my dad! He loved talking his times with you fishing! Even when you hooked him in the cheek one early morning. My dad wouldn’t go to the emergency room until you guys were through fishing that afternoon. I still vividly remember that! I enjoyed bowling with you too! Great memories! Even though you couldn’t beat me, you were much better than most bowling! I appreciated your determination! You always had that in everything you did! I enjoyed all the mornings, and afternoons at your shop just talking. I’ll miss you Punch! I love you! Rest In Peace my friend!
Terry Chambers
Jan 14, 2020
Punch, thank you for fishing with my dad! He loved talking his times with you fishing! Even when you hooked him in the cheek one early morning. My dad wouldn’t go to the emergency room until you guys were through fishing that afternoon. I still vividly remember that! I enjoyed bowling with you too! Great memories! Even though you couldn’t beat me, you were much better than most bowling! I appreciated your determination! You always had that in everything you did! I enjoyed all the mornings, and afternoons at your shop just talking. I’ll miss you Punch! I love you! Rest In Peace my friend!
Sue (Ward) Cox-Herrndon
Jan 09, 2020
It is many years without contact. My brother, Ernest Jr has kept me informed since he has moved back to Corsicana.
Mike Wilkins
Jan 07, 2020
Prayers and condolences to the family. My first interaction with punchy was when I was a fresh from houston thirteen year old with shoulder length hair. My dad said i have a good barber to get you a haircut. I sat in that chair one time only. I told punchy i wanted my hair at bottom of ear, just a trim. I left the shop that day a traumatized teenager with hair no longer shoulder length, but riding high above the ear. Not sure if that was all he knew, or dad paid extra to get that cut. The one and only time I sat in that chair. I later came to know punchy through bowling at the bowling alley. He was always a character, but glad I got to know him. Never did let him convince me to come back fo...r another haircut, but always enjoyed talking with him.Read more
Amee Hooper
Jan 07, 2020
Matt I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts.
Susan Blackmon
Jan 06, 2020
Thank u for writing a good story of ur loved one I enjoyed reading of a great man n his life I'm sure he is going to be miss
Andrew Gordon
Jan 06, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Punchys' passing. He was a great friend to myself and my father. They knew each other from school. He cut my fathers hair until my father passed and he cut my hair until he retired. I always came to see him at the barbershop and to get my haircut. He was a great man. I have many memories of him from little league and the barbershop. He taught me a lot about baseball and life. I remember as a little kid I would wriggle around in the chair and he told me that if I wasn't still that he might accidentally cut my ear off and he would have to put it in the jar of ears he kept in the back of other kids that wouldn't sit still. I of course stopped moving immediately. After I... came back from the Army I walked back into his barbershop and it was like no time had passed. He greeted me with a warm smile saying "Here's Andrew!" I have missed that since he retired. He will truly be missed by all. I only wish I could have seen him more. My condolences and prayers for his family. I never did get to see that jar of ears haha.Read more