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David Lee Mounts

March 14, 1956 - October 15, 2020


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    Joretta Doss says

    My brother Dave had the biggest smile and sweetest heart of anyone I have ever known. From the time we were small children we had a connection that is hard to explain. Our souls were definitely connected and we did everything together. He had a paper route after school and rode his bike. I would always go with him because it would be so cold when it snowed that I figured if he had to be freezing then I had to too. Besides we could get it done quicker if I helped him. We went to ball games together and I took him with us when I would go on dates. People always thought that was funny that I would take him on my dates. After I got married and moved out he would drive to Rockport and spend weekends with me. We partied together thru the years when we were old enough and sometimes when we were not old enough. My mom would ask him Do you want to grow up and be like her. He would smile that mischievous smile of his and say Yeah she is my hero. We even worked at Snap on Tool together for many years. We were always getting into some kind of trouble but we always had fun and it was always worth it. I have so many wonderful memories of us being with family and friends. Dave had more friends than anyone I have ever known. He left a lasting impression on everyone he ever met. He was always the life of the party. He loved his son Josh and grand babies with all his heart. Dave was my heart. We traveled to Europe together and I am so grateful for all the memories we made together. I was the luckiest girl in the world to be his sister. He was a hard worker even though everything had to always be perfect and he would not stop until it was. You were lucky if you knew him and he loved to help people. There are no words to truly express how much he meant to me. My heart is broken but I know he is watching over me with that beautiful smile of his. I will keep you in my heart bubby until we meet again. I miss you and love you to the moon and back. No more pain no more stress and no more heartache for you now. Only peace and joy because I know you are with the Lord now. Try to stay out of trouble until I get there. You can not have all the fun little brother.

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    Mark Thomas Adams says

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for Family.
    Mark Thomas Adams, Jan Adams, Rose Lovellette, Ruth Henson and Adams Family

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    Louise Smith says

    David was a very special man who loved completely, and forever. He was everything to his sisters, and always made them laugh. He was there for all who needed him, and cared deeply for his family and friends. Rest now David, you have earned your seat in heaven.

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    Ed Monroe says

    A true friend who will be missed by so many. It was a true honor and privilege knowing Dave. My life was better for it. RIP my friend.

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    Mary Wagner says

    To my dear sweet, kind, fun loving, genuine , hard working Dave Dave. We experienced some incredible journeys and made some unforgettable memories. For fourteen years you have been my rock , my person , my true life friend . You loved , laughed and lived like no other and I am forever grateful to God for bringing us together. RIP my love

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    Barbara Smith says

    My brother Dave was a loving, happy go lucky guy. Anyone who knew him loved him. All he had to do was walk into a room and the mood lifted. He was the life of the party. When we were with him we always felt like the most important person in the room. I live in Oregon and couldn’t come home but my heart is there. I will miss him greatly and mourn his passing for a very long time. I love you Dave and pray you are looking down to see just how special you are.

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David Lee Mounts, 64, passed away on October 15, 2020. He was born on March 14, 1956 to Rosalyn Mounts in Princeton, Indiana.

David was a loving father, grandfather, and Dave-Dave. He was a machinist for 19 years at Snap-On Tools. He then worked at Toyota for 14 years where he retired. He then became a Certified Lift Inspector at Heritage Petroleum. Every Friday, he enjoyed metal detecting with his friend Brother Bob. He also loved fishing and mowing his yard. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

David is survived by his son Josh (Bethany) Mounts; his grandchildren Dakota, Brynlie, and Jersey; his siblings Richard Bender, Joretta Doss, Barb (Louise) Smith, and Donnie (Vonda) Mounts; his long-time companion Mary Wagner and her children Jamie (Michael) Nielsen and their daughter Natalie; and Brian Wagner and his children Elli and Easton; and several loving nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents Rosalyn and Donald Mounts; his brother Randy Neely; and his sister Jayne Simmons.

Due to Covid concerns, close family and friends only at the visitation and masks are required. Everyone is invited to the graveside service. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 20th at Sunset Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at around 1 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.