David Michael Ahart was born on February 11, 1950 in Antioch, California to his parents Henry Edmond and Gladys Leona Ahart. He attended Antioch schools and graduated from Antioch High School in 1968. It was here at Antioch High, that David met his future wife, Reba White.
Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and completed basic training in Texas. He started his four-year military service in Michigan but returned to California to marry his life-long love, Reba on October 26, 1969. In 1970, David and Reba started a family by welcoming a daughter. They then spent some time in Florida. Upon exiting the military, David returned to California and completed his family with the birth of a son.
In 1986, David and his family packed up and moved to the Atascadero area. He resided here until 2004, when he and Reba moved to, and fell in love with Coarsegold, California.
During his lifetime, David worked for various companies, including Crown Zellerbach and Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant. He ended his career with Pacific, Gas and Electric in 2015.
David’s passion, after family, was his love of classic trucks and hot rods. He spent many enjoyable hours traveling to car shows, near and far. He owned and entered many of his own vehicles in these shows and won many awards. He also became proficient in the art of upholstering.
Although, David, had injuries and various illnesses during his lifetime, he faced them all with great courage and determination. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it and could put a smile on your face with his dry wit and mischievous grin.
David is survived by his wife, Reba, daughter, Candace Crowe and son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Ahart. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Courtney Crowe and Katelyn Safai, two grandsons, Anthony and Christopher Ahart, and one great-granddaughter, Belina Ahart. The family is also awaiting the arrival of his great grandson, Ezra. He also leaves behind two sisters, Dianne Null and Wendy Burton, and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day
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