Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary

7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA


David John Jennings

August 13, 1938October 5, 2019

David John Jennings, 81 of Riverside, California, was born in Los Angeles, California to John Leroy Jennings and Helen (McPerry) Jennings. David was the second oldest child of 6 siblings.

David is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carla Jennings, their daughter Candy (Jennings) Minard, son-in-law Dwight Minard, daughter Lori (Jennings) Becerra, son-in-law Ramon Becerra, sons Travis Jennings and Jerry Jennings, son Robert Jennings, daughter-in-law Gloria Jennings, daughters Debra Bradley and Norma Bradley, sister Dolores Williams along with 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

David served in the Army and was a professional painter for most of his life. He worked until he was 81 years old.

David’s passion in life was working at West Coast Painting and Drywall alongside his close friend and owner Mark Herbert. He enjoyed camping, visiting his property in Oklahoma and watching football, Nascar and movies. David was an inventor and a man that could build and fix anything.

David was a loving and giving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be forever missed by all.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AchesonandGraham.com for the Jennings family.


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Lori Jennings-Becerra

October 17, 2019

Dad, I can remember back when you built me a doll house when I was little to when you helped me with my home improvements. You could do anything and was always there when I needed you. I cherish the time we had together and you'll always be with me. My heart aches as I miss and love you so much! I find some comfort in knowing it's not good bye but just see you later as I know we will be together again. I'll love you forever Dad!
Your loving daughter Lori

Jerry Jennings

October 16, 2019

I remember when my dad used to make us box kites and kites Out grocery bags and he made us a box car too . he was a very talented And crafty father with a imagination to even build is very own cabin cruiser in are backyardand ,he was a very hard-working he will be well miss.
Love always your son

Bo Harrison

October 15, 2019

Dave was such a wonderful person. Down to earth, honest and humble.
Can’t put my finger on it but I knew from the first moment I met Dave some 20 plus years ago, that I really liked him and we would be good friends. He was that kind of person.
Many wonderful memories of Dave and I just shooting the breeze and having talks about life, our kids and what was going on around us. A few spur of the moment road trips.
I can hear him now, “hey I gotta go check on a site. Why don’t you come with me”? I can’t Dave. I gotta work. “Awe come on, we’ll be back in an hour”. And off we would go. We talked and laughed a lot.
I can’t count all the many times he would walk into the shop and brighten my day. Full of life and never down.
Something to this day I try to keep in my heart.

I love you Dave and I will miss you greatly.


Mark Herbert

October 15, 2019

I've know Dave for over 45 years back when I was his painter apprentice. I was amazed at what Dave good do in a day at work I would watch him line out a big crew of painters, then go stain seal and lacquer 10 to 12 sets of cabinets. make it look easy and by 3:15 he was clean up walking the job checking on everyone crazy fastest painter I ever seen at everything the supers loved him everyone! Dave taught me a lot he was a great teacher, coach, inspiration, and a great friend of mine! Dave has help me and this company do great thing over the passed 30 years he has work here with us! Dave will always be with us remembered and loved we were all blessed to have Dave in our lives!!! I love you Dave thank you for all the things you did for me my family and friends I miss you man! i love you forever your friend Mark!!! :-)

Milo Way

October 14, 2019

You will always be missed by your West Coast Family. Your smile and tremendous work ethic were one of a kind.


Rohnda Bank

October 14, 2019

I will always be grateful for having the privilege of knowing and working with Dave who was a constant source of inspiration and a picture of kindness, loyalty and strength. My heartfelt prayers go out to his amazing family - who I know through the many loving stories he would share about them all. May God's comfort surround you today and always.

Rohnda Bank

Carla Jennings

October 13, 2019

I will love and miss you forever! Your loving wife, Carla

Carla Jennings

October 13, 2019

I will always love you and miss you forever!

Your loving wife of almost 51 years.

Candice Gibbons

October 12, 2019

Dad, you will forever be my hero! Having you as my dad was a gift from God. Your strength and big heart taught me how to be the person I am today. Thank you for being the best dad and always showing me how much you loved me. I will forever miss you and my heart will always be broken. I love you so much. Love your daughter, Candy. ❤️💔