David Leroy Fennell

02/07/1940 — 02/12/2024

From Benton City, Washington | Born in Owosso, Michigan

David Leroy Fennell

David LeRoy Fennell passed away on February 12, 2024, in Richland, Washington. David was born on February 7, 1940 to Russell and Elaine Fennell in Owosso, Michigan. He grew up in Benton City, Washington from age nine until joining the Air Force. He had many careers over his lifetime. Although he was retired, if he wasn’t at home, he would say he was at work which was code for playing poker.

David enjoyed fishing, poker, traveling, and cribbage. Over the course of 12 years, he and his wife played 3,394 games of cribbage: Dave 1,768 Jill – 1,626. He enjoyed building relationships with people and never met someone that he did not befriend.

David is survived by his spouse, Jill Spargur Fennell, his children from previous marriages Kevin Fennell, Kim Kaiser, Kyla Fennell, Dave (DJ) Fennell, Forest Fennell, and Deniece McElhinney, sister Phyllis Stanley, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday March 30, 2024, at 12:30pm at the Richland Church of Christ, 933 Thayer Avenue, Richland, WA 99352

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice in David’s name.

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  • Jill,

    Please accept my condolences. I will miss Dave. Your husband was a wonderful person, and he will be deeply missed.

    Donna Combs
    April 3, 2024
    Burbank, WA
  • Dave was a kind and generous man, even driving his truck all the way to Tennessee to bring Inga and the boat. He will be greatly missed

    March 4, 2024
    Springville tn
  • We are with you in this time of loss. We are sorry for Dave’s passing ,and continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

    Bob and Jenny Hendricksen
    March 2, 2024
    West Richland
  • Dave was my brother, my kids uncle and my sisters best friend. I knew Dave as a generous man who would help anyone he could. He will be greatly missed as a staple in our lives.

    Mary DeLeon
    March 1, 2024
    Richland WA
  • So very Sorry for Your Loss Jill🙏May Love and Comfort Surround You 💕

    March 1, 2024
    Kennewick Wa
  • Jill,

    Our thoughts are with during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories of Dave. He was a fine man. I’m here for you ❤️

    Lori & Brad
    March 1, 2024
    Pasco, Wa
  • Jill,
    Although I did not meet Dave, all you told me of him made me feel like I knew him. Know that Tammy and I are here for you if you need us.

    Paul & Tammy Du Fresne
    March 1, 2024
    Smithsburg, MD
  • Dear Jill,

    Praying for you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone so close to you.

    May God Bless you and your family,

    Cathy Poynor
    March 1, 2024
    Richland, WA
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