Robert David Naylor, known affectionately as Dave or David to his friends and loved ones, was born on April 19, 1942, in Washington D.C. He was the cherished son and third child of Harvey and Helen (Revell) Naylor. Dave's life was a testament to love, commitment, and unwavering faith.
Dave graduated from Surrattsville High School in the class of 1960, marking the beginning of his journey into adulthood. Dave joined the U.S. Military where he proudly served in the Air Force, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Through the introduction of his friend Ronny Miller, Dave met the love of his life, Jo-Ann Bringhurst Naylor, on a blind date. Their connection was immediate and deep, leading to a marriage that would span an incredible 56 years. They exchanged vows, pledging their love and commitment to each other on September 15, 1967, in Taylorsville, Utah. Their union was sealed in the Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple on August 21, 1969, solidifying their eternal bond.
Dave's journey of faith was a remarkable one. Just two days before his wedding, on September 13th, he was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His dedication to his faith remained steadfast throughout his life, serving as an example to all who knew him. David served several years as a member of the bishopric, served more than 15 years as a scoutmaster where he was dedicated to teaching the young men leadership, self-confidence, and citizenship skills, and held many other callings through the years.
He grew up boating, water/snow skiing, fishing, gardening, and traveling to all 50 states. Later in life he enjoyed the last many years attending a computer class being taught at the local senior center and going to Vasa to work out, all the while maintaining regular church attendance.
David's career path led him to discover his natural talent for computers (the old original variety). After taking an aptitude test, he was hired to work in our nation's capital for 34 years. He worked diligently as a computer systems analyst at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
Beyond his professional accomplishments Dave was known for his kind heart, his talkative personality, and unwavering support for his family and friends. His legacy is not only one of professional achievement but also of love and service he extended to those fortunate enough to know him.
David was preceded in death by his two beloved sons, Shawn David Naylor and Matthew Allen Naylor, as well as his parents, and sister, Barbara Joan (Pirrone). He is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann Naylor (nee: Bringhurst); his daughters, Angela Hermanson and Kimberly Asunsolo; son, Bryan David; son-in-law, John Hermanson; grandson, Johnny (Emma) Hermanson; granddaughters Anna and Katie Hermanson; son-in-law, Cesar Asunsolo; granddaughters Samantha, Carina, and Daniella Pechin; grandson, Cesar Asunsolo II; daughter-in-law, Mary Naylor; and grandsons, Shawn and Ethan Naylor; and brother, Harvey Allen Naylor.
In the tapestry of life, Robert David Naylor's thread was one of love, faith, and resilience. Robert always said he has lived a good life and has felt very blessed. He leaves behind a legacy of enduring love and commitment to his family, faith, and country. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the beautiful life he lived and the indelible mark he left on our hearts.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to those who have reached out and have rendered caring and kind service to our father and our family during this time of his passing. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on 12877 S 4570 West, Riverton, Utah. Viewings will be held Friday, October 13, 2023, from 6-8pm and Saturday, October 14, from 10-10:45am at the church. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South.
Those wishing to live stream: https://zoom.us/j/97888987797?pwd=bFd1V29JaExRL2c2SXBCS1BhRjc2UT09
Saturday, October 14, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)