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Not all Superheroes are famous; the best are ordinary people who make the world better.
David Stout Millett, born May 26, 1945, son of Zealot and Venona Millett was such a hero. Growing up in Cedar City, Dave was a bit of a trouble-maker; throwing rocks on the neighbor’s shed and using his flipper to torment anyone who crossed his path. In a family of nine children, he was known to cut the bottom of the loaf of bread off, refuse food that wasn’t perfect and even shot a hole in his in-laws couch and brother's truck. At work he could fling a phone against the wall, say a few strong words about foreign cars and still help anyone who came in. Dave loved his siblings, their children and loved being an uncle. His favorite was the title of grandpa. He spoiled them with treats, rides on motorcycles and go-carts.
His greatness was evident in his loyalty. He worked in the parts department at Thorley and Parkway Ford for 47 years. He never wavered as a fan of the Raiders, BYU, SUU, Jazz, any team going against Dixie High, especially Canyon View and Cedar High where he was a proud graduate. His favorite players were his children and grandchildren. For 34 years, Dave supported high school and college football teams as a member of the chain gang, always with Werther's Originals in his pocket to share.
Dave loved Enoch and Iron County and served on City Council, as acting mayor for a short time, and the Board of Adjustment. Dave valued community and tried to preserve what made it great by sharing his own pioneer heritage, helping in celebrations, and volunteering as a coach for Little League. He loved winning things off of the radio as “Uncle Dave” and finding treasures on Tradio.
Dave wasn’t content to keep his hobbies to himself; like all heroes, he brought others along. He taught many about gun safety, how to load bullets and then took them out to shoot clay pigeons. He loved throwing tomahawks and taught others how to at Scout, Youth, and Girls Camps. He happily rescued livestock from the threat of coyotes and shared his knowledge of calling them in with a select few. He loved going to Beryl with a box of donuts and trading them for sacks of potatoes that he shared with everyone. He loved getting wood in his ‘65 Ford truck. Many families stayed warm because of the teetering loads. Hunting or fishing outings always included more than family; he wanted everyone to be included.
Dave fixed hundreds of lawnmowers, and kept many Ford Pintos on the road. His real strength was helping everyone feel that they mattered. Those same hands that kept everyone’s lawn mowers running, brought comfort, hope and love to all he came in contact with as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dave loved to serve and had an ability to see the heart of everyone. From the young men that most struggled with, to the widow who was alone, everyone felt important. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, family and service was the heart of his life. As Dave struggled to remember, he often asked, “how can I help?” followed by expressions of thanks. He loved humbly, he gave freely, and he was the definition of a Christlike example through his meek and gentle ways.
December 8, 2021 is a day where the windows of heaven were opened up to welcome our superhero.
He is survived by his wife Jerry of 56 years, children: Stacie Roundy, Shanni Millett, Coby (Jana) Millett, Shellbi (Shawn) Stika; grandkids Katrina, Arianne (Sean), Tifani, Madison, Kinley, Tatum, Zac, Daeton, Mira, Corbin, and Rylan, Sister Carol (Elwin) Rowley and many adored nieces and nephews. Proceeding Dave in death were his two sons, Roger and Allen, and many other loved ones.
We thank the friends and family who have visited and helped in any way, especially the angels from hospice that helped give him dignity and joy.
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 11 AM in the Homestead Chapel located at 1390 East Midvalley Road in Enoch, Utah. A meet and greet will be held on the same day from 9:30 to 10:30.