David Blunt

February 27, 1938 ~ January 20, 2021

          David Blunt, 82, of Farmington, passed away January 20, 2021, with his loving wife of 60 years, by his side. He was born February 27, 1938, in Desloge, to the late William Howard and Barbara J. (Haney) Blunt. David was a lifelong member of the Desloge Baptist Church, serving as a teacher and deacon. He loved visiting people and sharing his faith. David graduated with a teacher’s degree from SEMO and taught 4 decades in the North County School District. There he touched the hearts of many young people all around the District. David guided several young men, leading by example, while coaching many levels of Baseball.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Lizzie Shrum and Margie Cook; and one brother, Amos Blunt.

          David married the love of his life in 1961, Mary Beth (Stanfield) Blunt of Farmington. He was a devoted father to his two sons, who were his whole world, Brian Blunt and wife Michelle, Brad Blunt and wife Gina; grandchildren, Matt Blunt, Aaron, Andrew and Ashlee Blunt; and four great-grandchildren. David also leaves behind his siblings, Patsy (Jim) Clark, Joe (Marilyn) Blunt, and Harold (Billy) Blunt; several nieces and nephews also survive.

          A memorial visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church in Desloge, Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 1:00 PM until the celebration of life at 3:00 PM.  Pastor Bradford Laubinger will be officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Desloge. Arrangements were under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.


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  1. Dave was the most wonderful brother and brother‐in-law in the whole world. He will be missed more than words can express and he was loved more than words can say. I know he will be a wonderful baseball coach on heaven's baseball team.

  2. My deepest sympathy Mrs. Blunt, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Blunt was an awesome man, a great teacher and just all around goodness!!! Heaven has gained a fine angel!

  3. Mary Beth, Brad & Brian,
    We were so sad when we received the news of David’s death! He was a wonderful friend & teacher! David always made me smile & each school day better! He will be missed! May God give you all the strength and love that only He can give! Love to you all!

  4. Joe, Patsy and Harold. Sorry to learn of Dave's passing. He was a good friend and good neighbor to my parents. Not a bad basketball player either.

    Dave Foshee

  5. Coach Blunt was loved, respected, and admired by everyone . . . as is your entire family.  Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Love and Blessings to all of you; especially, you, Mrs. Blunt.  

  6. I loved, loved, loved having him as a teacher! He made class So much fun and I was tickled to death when they moved near us in TDL and Brian and Brad became my other brothers. Such special times. ❤️

  7. Mary Beth & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I met Dave when he came to deliver meals for the Park Hills senior center with Marybeth. He was always the sweetest, kindest, funniest person in the room. He always put a smile on our faces and we truly loved him for it! You are  all in our thoughts and prayers! 

  8. Prayers for Mrs. Blunt and family. I enjoyed working with David as a P.E. instructor at B.T. Elem. I admired him and he was my mentor as one who taught me patience, knowledge, enjoyment of my work, faith, and love for my students as my children; his students loved him and so did I. Mr. Blunt you have left great memories, and love to all of us who knew you and we will met one day and rejoice together.
    Thankk you my friend

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