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David Barry Plunkett

May 16, 1964March 20, 2021

“ Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness” - David (Facebook)

The family of David Barry Plunkett (age 56) announces with deep sadness the sudden passing of this business owner, world traveler, music lover, Hawaii enthusiast, dog owner and Linda Lavin Super Fan. While working as a Sales Representative for Nationwide Papers, David realized a passion for the printing industry which led to managing a Kinko’s Store in Denver, CO, and later co-owning Rockies Printing. Led by a vision that a business should have high standards and morals, he eventually launched his own printing company, Integrity Print Group. His knowledge and trustworthy approach to business solidified the company as a printing leader, with lifelong clients who often became good friends.

“Life is like a lottery- if you don’t play you can’t win”- David (Facebook)

David’s heart was larger than his “big kid” personality. His genuine smile and sense of humor left a lasting impression when meeting new people. His fascination with different cultures, religions and ideas led to a passion for travel. His many adventures took him from the US to Sydney, London, Paris and Fiji. He particularly loved the Hawaiian Islands, refusing to saying goodbye to Hawaii. A hui hou – until we meet again.

"Kindness: It's contagious but worth spreading"- David (Facebook)

He had a strong devotion and commitment to his Christian faith, which led to founding Open Door Community Church in Denver, CO. The church would later merge with Denver First Baptist, where David served many leadership roles. It was in these roles that David continued to demonstrate his genuine kindness, generosity and commitment to helping others. David is survived by his family Woodrow and Jackie Plunkett; Daniel Plunkett; and Austin Plunkett. A private family funeral will be held at Chapelwood Memorial Garden in Texarkana, TX under the direction of East Funeral Home-Downtown. A memorial service and picnic reception will be planned in the summer in Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers and/or gifts please donate to the David Plunkett Memorial Fund on GOFUNDME.COM. These funds will be used to continue David’s humanitarian commitments and interests, which include financial support of a Fijian Christian church and its local families. Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

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Andy Davidson

April 15, 2021

David was always a pleasure to do business with and his high standards and strong desire to do what was right was always appreciated.

I wish his family, friends, and business associates all the best in these tough times. So sorry for your loss.

Bizzy Bender

April 11, 2021

Much to my surprise I got an order for 15-20 CDs, I don’t remember exactly, but I wanted to know who it was that wanted so many? Some person named David Plunkett? I decided to call and thank him. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. We began discussing our faith and discovered that we had a similar belief in the salvation of all mankind. I think it was in our first conversation he invited me out to Denver to sing. At first I was a bit cautious, a stranger inviting me across the country but I sensed David was a good human a said yes. I lost count of the trips to Denver I made but each trip was filled with love and great people.
David, took my music to Fiji with him and made fans of his new friends there. I remember seeing the video of some children dancing and signing to my song Isn’t God Great? And it was a highlight of my musical career!
Sadly we hadn’t had much contact in the past few years and now I deeply regret that. Losing someone as dear as David, so suddenly, is a wake up call to all, to tell the people you love, that you love them!
David, I know we will see each other again and I love you!

EJ Lorimer

April 10, 2021

David will be missed. He was our rock star in making our print jobs so effortless and professional looking. Knowing he at one time lived in our neighborhood made the business relationship even more personal. Our deepest condolences to family.

Winston Downs Community Association Board

Sheila Burris

April 10, 2021

David has been my friend for over 20 years. We have shared so many good times and wonderful memories. We have worshipped together, hung out together, laughed and acted crazy together, shared meals together. He will have a special place in my heart forever. I pray that you are now surrounded by nothing but love and light. I love you and miss you my friend.

Georgie Borchardt

March 31, 2021

Remembering, with love. David's 28th birthday. Celebrated by the entire Jonesboro Arkansas Kinko's crew.

Sarah Golombek

March 30, 2021

David assisted me with all of my business printing needs ever since I opened my own law practice in 2013. He was one of the most helpful, reliable and efficient people I've ever known. If I asked him to assist me with a printing job, he'd have a mockup for me within hours and always delivered everything in person. He was so personable! I communicated with David only days before his passing and was shocked and absolutely heartbroken to learn of his passing. Only weeks ago, he made my son the most beautiful thank you notes for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. We will cherish them and will forever think of David when using them to thank others and pass his kindness forward. David, you've clearly made a lasting impression on so many and you are sorely missed!

Peter Copeland

March 30, 2021

I met David when I first bought a print business more than 15 years ago. He was extremely personable and taught me a great deal. He was always a pleasant and informative person to speak with and had a great sense of humor. He is certainly someone I will remember the rest of my life.

Maria Caruana

March 28, 2021

I met David years ago in San Francisco at the church I pastored, Freedom in Christ. He did the printing for our church, even after he relocated to Colorado. I was privileged to officiate his wedding. He was kind hearted and a gentle man. I'll miss you my friend.

Donna Musgrave

March 28, 2021

I was blessed to go to school and live not to far from who I called Barry as childhood high school friends. I remember for his birthday one yr all he ask for was to have dinner with the tv Star (Alice) I can remember him talking about it. His smile that could not be taken from him by anything.that was one of the happiest times I saw him. We were amazed he got his birthday wish god is good. I can still hear him talking about his friend (alice) with a heart full of joy only a teen boy knows when 1 wish becomes that real. love & friends Donna Musgrave

Bryan Canfield

March 28, 2021

I met David 23 years ago at church. He was a wonderful person and he loved God. I was shocked at his passing, way too young. I am saddened by the loss of a friend and praying for God's comfort for his family.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

“ Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness” - David (Facebook)

The family of David Barry Plunkett (age 56) announces with deep sadness the sudden passing of this business owner, world traveler, music lover, Hawaii enthusiast, dog owner and Linda Lavin Super Fan.
While working as a Sales Representative for Nationwide Papers, David realized a passion for the printing industry which led to managing a Kinko’s Store in Denver, CO, and later co-owning Rockies Printing. Led by a vision that a business should have high standards and morals, he eventually launched his own printing company, Integrity Print Group. His knowledge and trustworthy approach to business solidified the company as a printing leader, with lifelong clients who often became good friends.

“Life is like a lottery- if you don’t play you can’t win”- David (Facebook)

David’s heart was larger than his “big kid” personality. His genuine smile and sense of humor left a lasting impression when meeting new people. His fascination with different cultures, religions and ideas led to a passion for travel. His many adventures took him from the US to Sydney, London, Paris and Fiji. He particularly loved the Hawaiian Islands, refusing to saying goodbye to Hawaii. A hui hou – until we meet again.

"Kindness: It's contagious but worth spreading"- David (Facebook)

He had a strong devotion and commitment to his Christian faith, which led to founding Open Door Community Church in Denver, CO. The church would later merge with Denver First Baptist, where David served many leadership roles. It was in these roles that David continued to demonstrate his genuine kindness, generosity and commitment to helping others.
David is survived by his family Woodrow and Jackie Plunkett; Daniel Plunkett; and Austin Plunkett. A private family funeral will be held at Chapelwood Memorial Garden in Texarkana, TX under the direction of East Funeral Home-Downtown. A memorial service and picnic reception will be planned in the summer in Denver, CO.
In lieu of flowers and/or gifts please donate to the David Plunkett Memorial Fund on GOFUNDME.COM.
These funds will be used to continue David’s humanitarian commitments and interests, which include financial support of a Fijian Christian church and its local families.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.