David "Dave" Allen Kennard (5/13/1950-12/27/2021 left this world too soon at age 71. David was born in Florence, Oregon to Marvin Lagan and Jeannie Schwartz. Jeannie then relocated with her children to Hollister, California where David graduated San Benito High School. He then enlisted in the US Air Force in 1968. David served in the Vietnam War as a weapons mechanic and attained the rank of sergeant, receiving a Purple Heart for his service. After David was honorably discharged from the Air Force, he returned to Hollister where he worked as a private sector automotive mechanic. In 1974 he met and married Connie Rolita, and together they had one daughter. In 1978 David relocated his family to the Sacramento area. There he worked hard to acquire a position with the City of Sacramento, first as a mechanic at the downtown city police garage, and later as a heavy equipment mechanic, gaining his class A license along the way. David relocated his family in 2005 to El Dorado County, settling in Garden Valley. In 2006 David retired early and was set on enjoying farm life. His wife retired in 2008, and they spent many years helping their daughter raise their only grandchild. David was known for his friendliness and willingness to help others. He used his vast knowledge of vehicle repair and home maintenance to assist family and friends. He loved going places and meeting people. His death was sudden and he will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his mother Jeannie Schwartz, father Marvin Lagan, grandparents Silvia and Alvin Logan, and a few great friends. He is survived by his wife Connie, his daughter Elizabeth Kiely and husband James, granddaughter Kaitlynn Gerton, sister Gloria Wilson and husband Darrell, sisterJulie Evans and husband Butch, sisters Dyana Heer and Debbie Ross, 1/2 brothers Marvin and Larry Lagan, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Veteran's area at the Georgetown Pioneer Cemetery on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 2PM. Outdoor reception at the park to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to a charity of the donor's choosing.