David D. Privett, surrounded by his loving wife and children at home, left this world and went to Heaven into Jesus’ waiting arms on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.
David was born to Chester Marcilla and Zorah Abagail Privett on Dec. 11, 1938, in Colt, Ark.
David, as a young man, worked with his family in Michigan, Florida and Arkansas. David, his sister, and his brothers worked alongside his parents building their home and cultivating a blueberry farm in Arkansas. After moving out west to California, David worked several jobs and among them his favorites were at M & R Sheep Ranch at Mojave, CA; charter bus driver for LTR Stage Lines at Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV; Delta Freight Lines at Reno, NV; Amalgamated Sugar in American Falls, ID; Wilson Bros Car Sales at Reno, NV; and Carson City Nissan Jeep Eagle at Carson City, NV, until his retirement in 1998.
David had many hobbies, which included the collection of antiques and collectibles, fishing, and restoration of classic cars and classic tractors. He never had idle hands, especially when he was enjoying country life in American Falls.
David is survived by his wife, Deborah M. Privett; his daughter, Bobbie (Jack) Morris of American Falls; his son, David R. (Carol) Privett of American Falls; his daughter, Deborah Lynn Privett in San Francisco, CA; his daughter, April Dawn (David) Preston of American Falls. In addition, David is survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as his brothers James (Freda) Privett and Chester (Donna) Privett, and his sister Melinda Smith, along with several nieces and nephews.
Preceding David in death are his parents, Chester M. Privett and Zorah A. Privett; his first wife, Judith Ann Privett; his infant niece, Rena Privett; his brother-in-law, Edward Smith; and his brother, Chalmes T. Privett.
Funeral services will be held at American Falls Community Church, located at 745 Bennett, American Falls, Friday, Jan. 17. Viewing will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m., with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. A public internment will follow at Falls View Cemetery. Everyone is then invited to attend a luncheon with David’s family at the American Falls Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Access Hospice, 240 Burnside Ave. Suite B, Chubbuck, ID 83202, Attn: Kristy.