HIGHGATE – David Everette Duprey, Sr., age 72 years, a resident of the Parizo Road died unexpectedly Friday afternoon Aug. 9, 2013, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility.

Born in St. Albans on Sept. 11, 1940, he was the son of the late Abraham and Ines (Robinson) Duprey. He attended schools in St. Albans and on March 30, 1962, was married to the former Barbara Bohannon who survives him.

David served with the US Army Reserves attaining the rank of SP4. He completed his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and then transferred to Camp Kilmer, serving as a clerk typist at the newly reopened base. After the base was officially reopened David served as first cook and Mess Sergeant. He finished his honorable service for his country in Burlington, with the Army Reserves.

He was a truck driver and self-employed for many years.

David will always be remembered as a very kind and gentle man, always making himself available to anyone in need and expecting nothing in return. He participated in several bowling leagues receiving many trophies, enjoyed four wheeling, Bingo and especially participating in the LCI Fishing Derby with his son and grandson. He will also be remembered by many in the area for selling his beautiful Christmas trees.

In addition to his wife Barbara of 51 years, David leaves two daughters, Judy Durenleau and her husband Ronnie and Tina Duprey all of Highgate; his son, David Duprey Jr. of Swanton; three grandchildren, Justin Fadden Duprey, Riley Fadden Duprey and Shaylyn Durenleau; a brother Buddy Duprey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jake and Claireta Sartwell of Highgate, Floyd Bohannon of Swanton and Robin Pierce of St. Albans as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents David was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Pierce.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. The Reverend Anne Torrance Bachmann will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gift’s in David’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com