Family owned & family focused since 1952

Dave Bentley

September 13th 1967 – October 19th 2019

Dave, 52, is survived by his wife Lupe Bentley, his parents Bill and Shirley Bentley, and his two children Calvin Bentley and Erica Wilson.

Dave owned and operated his own company, Dave’s Fab Shop from his own backyard – the same backyard where he married Lupe in 2001. Dave will always be remembered for being a loving, kind, and generous husband, father and son. Dave always put the needs of his wife and children far ahead of his own. Whether it was rescuing his children from various car troubles all over the valley, or spoiling his wife – he was always there when needed or called upon. An only child of Bill and Shirley, Dave grew up with a love for trucks and airplanes which he carried with him all his life. He filled his home with model airplanes, and his backyard with various truck parts. He was a talented fabricator that showed in all the work he did.

When you remember Dave, no doubt you remember him with a tape measure on his hip, a chew in his lip, and a thirst buster in his hand. Dave was a simple man with a heart bigger then most realized. He will be forever remembered and missed.

We love you Dave.


  • Jennifer Wortman Posted October 23, 2019 9:43 PM

    One of my first childhood friends, my cousin how I will miss your smile. My condolences and love to all

  • Sara and Brian Encinas Posted October 24, 2019 9:10 AM

    He will be deeply missed , our prayers and love are with u all.

  • Leland Davis Posted October 24, 2019 9:45 AM

    You will be sorely missed, my old friend!!!

  • Cheryl & Kieth Posted October 24, 2019 5:31 PM

    Forever remembered, Forever loved, Forever missed.

  • Chris Pelczynski Posted October 25, 2019 1:41 PM

    One of the kindest, most generous friends I’ve ever had, despite his somewhat cool, nonchalant exterior. Dave was a softy, and a true friend who never forgot about me, even when we lived thousands of miles apart. He was mechanical and could fix anything, but Dave was also a super energetic creative person who did things his own way, from his art projects to his work to his life. He was someone who could lift your spirits with a sense of humor that never ceased and an always-ready and sometimes mischievous smile. I will miss my friend Dave.

  • Geri and Jack Posted October 30, 2019 10:58 AM

    Lupe, Calvin and Erica,
    We were very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Please know you are all in our prayers. May you feel God’s healing touch and Love.

  • Kerry Campbell Posted October 31, 2019 6:24 AM

    I had a lot of fun working with Dave over the years I was shocked and saddened by his passing we will miss him for sure my condolences to his family.

  • Gene & K.C. Posted November 2, 2019 7:21 AM

    Lupe, we are so sorry for your loss. Dave , you and your family are in our thoughts and prays.

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