David Alfaro

“Ask me no questions, I tell you no lies.”

David Alfaro AKA “V-Rod,” 57, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2024.

He left behind a lot of stuff that we don’t know what to do with. So, if you’re looking for fishing poles, beer bottles, a lot of .01 Kiowa winnings along with a rusty 1983 Suburban that we all drove. You should wait for the appropriate time to get in touch… Tomorrow will be fine.

This is not an ad for a salvage sale, but an obituary honoring an incredible husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa born on March 14, 1967, in Tulia, TX. He leaves behind a strong loving family that he was very proud of.

David was world renowned for his great sense of humor, big heart, and persuasive ways of getting us to drink with him. He talked to everyone including the fish. He was generous to a fault and gave the shirt off his back to anyone in need. His repetitive and obsessive talk about moving to south Texas, riding his Harley, fishing, camping, cars, BBQing, winning slots, the Dallas Cowboys “win or lose” and reliving the 90’s championships were well-known.

He was a master behind the grill and knew our specific preferences on how we liked our steaks. “What was his was his and what was yours was his” and you had to ask to borrow it. David enjoyed watching his kids and grandchildren play sports, going to the drags with his family and lighting up Greenbelt Lake for Fourth of July celebrations.

We acknowledge the struggles and dedication it took for David to give not only his family, but other kids a wonderful life. Whether it was him helping develop talent or being that father figure we all so desperately needed, we have always felt the immense love he showered upon us. Because of David, he showed us what a father was supposed to be. He was never scared to do another man’s job and not only do it but did it with love and honor.

David made a difference and impacted so many lives. He showed us how to work hard, persevere, forgive, and show up for our family. He taught us life was short and having fun should always be a priority. Our lives are richer because we had David. From classic cars to classic laughs, we are forever blessed.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Cecilio Alfaro, and a sister, Esther Moreno.

David is survived by his wife, Dalia Alfaro; his children, Eric Martinez and wife Stephane, Denise Alfaro, and David Alfaro and wife Jessica; grandchildren, Davion, Shay, Omari, Elyes, J’Niyah, Ezra, Avaleigh, Azari, and Ira; great-grandchildren Hawaii, Dream, and Ellyannah. He is also survived by his brothers Cecilio Alfaro Jr. and Ramiro Alfaro, as well as many more nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2024, at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo. Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery East (34th & Arthur Street.)

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2024.


  1. Eva Gonzales

    Never forget you brother love you n will be missed n still hard to believe my memories of you is ur specialty on that grill wings n your sense of humor

  2. Lupe Gonzales Weiser

    You’ve always been a brother not a step brother. This hurt my heart. I’ll never forget our fun childhood and your bad influence aka bottles of tequila and how you loved our little brother Ramiro.And you’re favorite thing to tell me “cabrona”. I love you ’til my dying breath.

  3. Kim Haddox (one of the lesbians next door)

    David and Dalia are the best neighbors we’ve ever had. They’re a blessing to all who are lucky enough to know them.

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