David John Crockett III

David John Crockett III, 44, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, December 22 of 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn, and their two children Sarah and John. His father, David John Crockett II (Dianne) of Calgary, Alberta; his sister Jill and her children, Matty, Abbi and Valarie; his step-siblings, Justin, Brandon and Samantha and their families also mourn his loss, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Kathleen Dawn (Reber) Crockett in 2005, grandparents Calvin Reber, Shirley Ross, Burt Ross, David Crockett I, and Elnora Crockett.

David was born in Provo, Utah in 1975, and was raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He served a 2-year mission for the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints in Brussels, Belgium from 1995 to 1997. He met Carolyn upon his return and they were married on December 18, 1998 in the Cardston, Alberta temple. They moved to Provo together, and David graduated Cum Laude from BYU with a bachelors in accounting in 2001. They then moved to Texas where he worked in management consulting with Bain & Company. He and Carolyn also started their family there with the birth of their first child Sarah in 2002. Shortly after Sarah arrived, David and his family moved to the Las Vegas Valley where he worked at GES in the trade show industry, quickly rising to the position of Vice President. Carolyn and David welcomed their second child, David John Crockett IV in 2006. Their family made their home in Henderson, and David resided there until his passing.

David enjoyed spending time with his family, playing his guitar, music editing and production and listening to his favorite band U2.  He loved biking, skiing, volleyball and basketball and had a love-hate relationship with golf.  He was an intelligent, knowledgeable man who loved his wife and children dearly. Although his passing was far sooner than expected, he lived a fulfilling life and was loved by many.

A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (1500 Amador Ln, Henderson, NV 89012) on Saturday, January 4, 2020. at 11:00a.m. with a viewing preceding the funeral service at 10:00a.m. Funeral Arrangements in care of La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie Street, Las Vegas, NV 89122 (702.732.7070).  Interment will take place at a later date in High River, Alberta, Canada.  Interment in care of Pierson Funeral Home, 4121 17th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta Canada, (403.235.3602).

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  • Jordan Samhuri
    January 1, 2020 6:07 pm

    Dear Carolyn, Sarah, and David.

    I was really sad when I heard of David passing away.

    I met him only twice in my life: once he visited our home in Dubai while he was traveling for business, and the Second time was 9 months ago in March of 2919 during Reed Jensen’s Funeral.

    David and I hit it off immediately. He was one of the most intellectual and pleasant persons I ever met. We exchanged about a dozen emails and it strengthened my admiration of him.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always miss him.

    Lots of love and my most deep condolences.


    • Thank you Jordan for your kind words. David had great admiration for you and spoke most respectfully of you as well. I would agree you “hit it off immediately”. Though it was hard for him, David really wanted to be there for dad’s funeral. He absolutely enjoyed the intellectual conversations and kinship you two shared. He mentioned it a few time after we came back home. Not everyone knew that side of him due to his declining health. He was a great man and I’m grateful and honored to be his eternal companion. I so appreciate that you two were able to rub elbows. Unfortunately it was only a couple times in this stage of life. Hopefully more in the next. 🙂

  • Kathleen Livermore
    January 2, 2020 5:19 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear Dave & Dianne, Carolyn, Sarah and John. May the God of all comfort keep you in peace during this sad and unexpected time. Sending our love to you all, especially for this Saturday when you have to say your goodbyes to dear D. J. He was indeed a special man and we will all miss him in our family. Your sister Kathy and Lester Livermore

    • Carolyn L Crockett
      May 29, 2020 6:15 pm

      Thank you aunt Kathy for you love and support during this time of loss for us all. So grateful for the gospel plan and the Savior, which opens the doors of heaven to be able to see DJ and Grma & Grpa Crockett and many other dear family and friends again.
      Love and hugs,

  • Melanie Crockett Chambers
    January 2, 2020 11:34 pm

    My Dearest Brother and Sister-in-law, Carolyn and children, and Jill,
    Words cannot express the sadness we share with you for the loss of your beloved son , husband and father, and brother. During hard times such as this we must cling to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Scripture Says:Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. (Psalm 139:16). I pray you find comfort in those words . Know we are lifting you all up in prayer as you go through these next weeks and months missing DJ. We saw him infrequently due to distance, but liked him immediately and felt our kinship. Our hearts grieve his loss here as well. May the Lord give him eternal peace, joy and rest , and may you all be granted peace and comfort . Our love and prayers to you dear family, Mark and Melanie

    • Carolyn L Crockett
      May 29, 2020 6:32 pm

      Thank you Aunt Melanie for your words of comfort and love. Scriptures are certainly a source of peace and understanding to my heart. Thank you for sharing Psalms 139:16. What a wonderful blessing to have the Scriptures to turn to, not only in our time of need, but especially in our times of need. I know it was a number of years ago, but so grateful DJ and I made the trip to Grma’s surprise 80th celebration. Keep me in the loop when the next Crockett gathering is, maybe the kids and I will be able to make it!?! It would be fun for John & Sarah to meet y’all, especially since John is the youngest of the bearers of such a fine, honorable and famous name.
      Hugs and Love,


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