David Hull Crocker was born on November 28, 1943 to Howard and Virginia
Crocker in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Kay)
Crocker, his brother Freeman (Maureen) Crocker, his son Darren (Lacy)
Crocker, his daughter Susan (Louie) LoSasso, his granddaughter's Shanda
Tillman, Makenna Crocker, Gracie Crocker and Gianna Billen, his grandson's
Colton (Meghan) Crocker and Joseph LoSasso as well as 2 great
grandchildren. Dave is preceded in death by his parents and his eldest son,
After graduating from East high school in 1962, Dave was married and soon
celebrated the birth of his two sons, Dana and Darren. However, a few short
years later, Dave met the love of his life, Kay. Dave was working as the
Assistant Superintendent at Cherry Hill's Country Club where Kay was also
working in the payroll department. On March 6,1969 Dave and Kay were
married in Littleton, Colorado and united their two families as one. Shortly
after they were married, Dave legally adopted Sue as his own child.
They were a busy family of five now that enjoyed boating, water skiing,
snowmobiling, camping and spending wonderful family holidays together.
Dave also enjoyed doing cowboy action shooting and flying model airplanes
with his brother Freeman.
Dave had several careers in his lifetime. After leaving Cherry Hill's Country
Club he hung wallpaper with his good friend Eddie Fields for several years.
Then Dave worked for the City of Aurora in the streets department. But
Dave's true passion in life was racing! At the race track is where he earned
his nickname as "Super Dave". Dave began his racing career in 1968 at the
Englewood Speedway where he raced until it closed in 1979. The 1st
modified car he drove was metallic flake blue with the number 78 on it. Which
has seen since been passed down through his son's, grandson's and
granddaughter's, who all race with the same number 78. He won many races
and in 1975 and in 1976 he was modified track Champion. After Englewood
Speedway closed, Dave moved on to Sprint cars in Erie Colorado. His love of
racing and knowledge of cars took him far into his racing career. In fact,
Super Dave was inducted into the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame in
October 2013. Dave also built many race cars as well but was particularly
proud of his beloved hot red 1929 Ford pickup.
In 2006 Dave was diagnosed with dementia and he then retired from the City
of Aurora's street department. Shortly afterwards he and Kay spent most
every day together doing various activities as much as they could. They
enjoyed lunch outings with friends, thrift and antique shopping and long walks
around their neighborhood of Foxfield.
In 2019 when covid19 disrupted so many lives, the progression of the disease
really started to take its toll on Dave's body. Kay was an amazing spouse and
so faithful and loyal to her husband in need. On July 22 2021, Dave passed
away peacefully in his sleep. His memory and legacy will live on for future
generations at the race track and he will be dearly missed by so many, but
none more so than by his wife Kay.
Dave, you have made it to the finish line and have won yet another race!
Here is your checkered flag and until we meet again in the winner’s circle, rest
in peace my friend.
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