Date of Birth

April 7, 1962
Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Date of Death

May 31, 2017
Hartford, Michigan

David Ray Crest was born April 7, 1962, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of Donald and Sylvia (Traughber) Crest. David passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

David is survived by his mother; four children: Michael (Stephanie) Fain of LaPorte, Ind., Shontai (Jacob) Kuhens of Kalamazoo, Zachariah Crest of Hartford and George Crest of Coloma; four grandchildren: Megghan Crain, Bryice Fain, Jackson Kuhens and Gavin David Kuhens; a sister, Tracy Crest of Benton Harbor; seven uncles; three aunts; a special friend, Laura Morrow, and many other family members and friends.

David was preceded in passing by his father; his maternal, and paternal grandparents, and an aunt.

David worked for his uncle, Rick Traughber, painting high rises. He loved traveling the world, simple things and knew everything about cars. His most precious times were spent with his family.

The family will welcome friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford, where a celebration of life service will take place at 1 p.m. with Pastor Eric Jackson officiating. David will be laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family requests memorial donations in David’s name be made to the Hartford Church of God. Memorial condolences for the family may be left at

4 Responses to Obituaries: David Ray Crest

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for David Ray Crest in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to David’s family during their time of grief.

  • Patty Hoeckelberg says:

    My Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of David’s family and friends. God be with all of you at this time of need. Let him guide you through your sorrow and pain, and always know he’s there if you ever need him.
    Patty Hoeckelberg

  • Margie Smith says:

    So very sorry to all of David’s family and friends. May good memories an your love for each other help you in this difficult time. Im praying for all of you.

  • Sue Pickar, Cassopolis, Michigan says:

    The extended Buursma family is so sorry for David’s untimely death and send our heartfelt condolences to Tracey, Sylvia and all of David’s family. We share your grief and know your faith will help to lighten this burden. May your friends and family carry you in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts.

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