David Morrill was born on March 16, 1959, in Provo, Utah, the last child of Ora Simmons and Wayne Verlan Morrill. He graduated from this life on September 28, 2022. David joined the Morrill family after his two older brothers, Verlan and Shirl had already left home to find their fortunes in life. He joined his two loving sisters, Leora and Carol who were anxious to love and help their youngest brother.
David knew before coming here from heaven that he would be born on this earth with physical and mental limitations and yet he felt that he could handle all those challenges with the help of his loving parents and siblings, especially Carol who was the closest in age to him. For him, life held no fear.
During the years that he lived in La Verkin, he was seldom home. He rode his bike all over town and would stop and visit many friends and family. He loved his close friends in the Police and Fire Departments who often let him join them during their daily jobs. He was sad to leave La Verkin so many years ago, but the wonderful people there held a parade with fire trucks and police cars blaring their sirens for him to express their love for him.
His father, Wayne, always took Davey with him, whether it was fishing, hunting, swimming, or camping. Dave's love of music continued to grow as he aged. He directed the music at Sacrament meetings at his home Branch at the WJCC and with the help of his Branch President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was even given the opportunity to direct the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during one of their practices at the tabernacle. Even as the end drew near, Dave was still directing music as he lay in his bed. During times of stress, listening to the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir calmed him right down.
David had two desires in life. The first was to be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the second was to be a great artist for the University of Utah Football team. Whenever asked what he needed, he wanted red and black markers and drawing paper so he could continue drawing for his friends. He had found a way to connect with Coach Kyle Whittingham and he was able to attend games, meet the team, and would occasionally call Coach Whittingham to give him his personal advice. "Throw the damn ball".
David loved his family, including all his family at the West Jordan Care Facility. Even more he loved the Gospel, and Heavenly Father, with whom he had a very close special relationship with. Even though Dave was short in stature, his soul towered above all those around him.
Dave is survived by his siblings, Verlan (Darla), Shirl (Deborah), Leora Coombs (Harold) and Carol Windley (Phil).
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-laws, Carol Morrill and Selma Morrill; along with several nieces; and nephews.
We wish to express our deepest gratitude for the staff at the West Jordan Care Center where Dave has resided for the past several years, especially Tiffany and Jackie. They are some of the finest care givers you will ever have the opportunity to know.
We all hope that Dave will be able to break away from his current busy schedule to greet each of us when we too graduate from this life.
A Memorial Service will be held at the West Jordan Care Center, 3350 West 7800 South, West Jordan, Utah at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. All who attend are invited to wear Dave's favorite color, Red. Interment will be at the Bluffdale Cemetery, 14229 S Redwood Rd Bluffdale, Utah.