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David Bradley Glendenning

January 1, 1971 — March 7, 2022

David Bradley Glendenning
St. George, UT

David Bradley Glendenning, age 52, passed away on March 7, 2022. He was born on February 17, 1970, in Wichita, Kansas to Stanley and Crystal Glendenning. He was the youngest of three children.

David played tennis growing up. He was a fiery competitor and graduated from South High School.

David met Michelle Pierce when he was 16, and they were married a few years later on December 3, 1988. They moved to St. George in 1990 where they raised their four children.

David loved his kids more than anything and supported them in all their different endeavors. He spent years on the motor cross track with his sons Dillan and Brock, and later lots of time on the pickle ball court with Mike. He always had a special place in his heart for his baby girl Whitney and her two daughters.

David loved pickle ball and the community that came with it. He was a nationally ranked and sponsored player.

He was a member of the Lions Club and loved helping out with the rodeo and other events every year.

David and his brother Doug brought Jimmy John’s to southern Utah, employing hundreds of individuals in his more than 20 years in business. He was a mentor to many and was always mindful of those who needed extra help or a place to spend a holiday.

David was the ultimate grill master, a skill he picked up while opening Lone Star Steakhouses. He loved to cook and entertain, and he could grill a mean steak!

David had a huge heart and fiercely loved his grandkids. They’ll remember him for his giant hugs and the dance parties he had with them in the garage. He was a grandpa to six, with the seventh on the way.

In recent years we have come to understand the struggles of mental health and the strains it can put on relationships. We are saddened that we lost David to his mental health battles. We find peace & comfort knowing he is at rest from those struggles. A resolve we hope to draw upon is the importance of taking care of your mental health and that it’s okay to reach out for help. Also, the importance of being kind, to yourself and to others. You never know who may be struggling.

He will be missed, and his sentimental loving heart will forever be remembered.

David is survived by his former wife; Michelle Glendenning; kids: Whitney Fredrickson (Tyler), Dillan Glendenning (Alexandria), Brock Glendenning (Marissa) and Michael. Grandkids; Jade, Vera, Aubrey, Theo, Aniston, and Cam. His siblings; Douglas Glendenning (Gretchen) and Deanne Denny; 3 nieces, 1 nephew, and Aunt Rhea

David is preceded in death by his parents and his Uncle Jim.

A viewing will be held on March 20, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street St. George, UT.

The family is grateful David was able to be an organ donor and bless the lives of others.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign David’s online guest book at
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