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David E. Burkett Sr. Aug. 5, 1953 - June 23, 2013Our loving father, brother, grandfather, and friend, David Edward Burkett Sr. passed away on June 23, 2013 at home in West Valley City, UT. David was born on August 5, 1953 to Emerson E. and Susan L. Burkett.David attended Cyprus High School and after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he maintained the mechanical and electrical systems on the various vehicles and air planes. After serving our country he continued his education in the electrical field which became his occupational career. He spent many years in the Electrical Union and later decided to start his own business, Absolute Heating and Air, with his two sons. David loved spending time with his family whether it was barbeques, playing Risk with the boys, or having family game night. He also enjoyed his long walks and spending time in his garden tending to his tomatoes.David is survived by his two sons David Jr. (Becky) and Douglas, his grandsons Joshua, Jacob, Justin, and Jaiden, three brothers Emerson (Maria), Paul (Jolene), Ralph (CJ) and his nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Emerson E. and Susan L. Burkett.Dad we will miss your loving smile, contagious laugh and the way you never left without a hug and telling us that you loved us.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South Sandy, UT. A visitation will be held from 12:00-1:45 PM prior to services at the mortuary. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.