David Carl Sargent, 79, of Connersville, passed away Sunday morning, September 18, 2022 at his residence.

He was born August 30, 1943 in Washington, Indiana, one of three children of Harold A. and Catherine L. Campbell Sargent. As a child, he moved to Connersville with his family, and he was a 1962 graduate of Connersville High School.

A proud veteran, he joined the United States Air Force in 1964 during the Vietnam War where he was stationed in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge in 1968, he returned to Connersville.

On November 16, 1968, he was married in the First United Methodist Church to Sandra Jo Reeve by Pastor Loren Campbell.

For over 31 years, he was employed at Stant Manufacturing as a draftsman. He later became employed at Fayette Memorial Hospital for nine years, retiring in 2009.

He was a member of Warren Lodge #15, F. & A. M. For many years, David coached Little League Baseball and girls’ softball. He was also a Junior Achievement mentor.

In his leisure, he enjoyed fishing and yardwork. Most of all, he cherished his time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sandra Jo Sargent; three children, Michael (Traci) Sargent of Indianapolis, James (Deanna) Sargent of Connersville, and Jennifer (Jason) Messer of Connersville; six grandchildren, Ayden, Samantha, Mikayla, Olivia, and Ashley Sargent, and Isaac Messer; a sister-in-law, Elaine Sargent of Connersville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold W. Sargent and Philip Sargent; and a sister-in-law, Goldie Sargent.

Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home where Masonic Memorial Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. that evening. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the funeral home with Pastor Mal Gibson officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council will be in Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.