David was born in Sulfur Springs, Texas on June 28, 2017 to Sally Beatrice (Cooper) and Crockett Powell. He married Eunice Ophie (Fowler) on March 27, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas. She preceded him in death on August 23, 1960.
He was a member of the Lingleville Church of Christ.
He also served in the Army Air Corps. during World War II.
Survivors include his children, David Peaton and wife, Bonnie of San Angelo, Texas and Darrell Peaton of Stephenville; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Howard Mitchell of Lingleville.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marie Mitchell on March 9, 2013, great-grandson, Ronald Christopher Peaton in 2000, and granddaughter, McKenna Grace Peaton in 2001.