Van Wilson David

Van Wilson David passed away on March 31st, 2021 at the Sheridan Veterans Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1949 in Sheridan, WY to Phyllis (Ridley) David and Elwood David. Van attended Sheridan Elementary Schools and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1968. He attended Sheridan College and was drafted into the Marine Corps. After serving, he returned to Sheridan and worked for CT Reid drilling water wells.

In 1971 he married Pam Hosford and they had 3 sons: Sean, Dennis, and Clint.

He worked as the manager of the Powder Horn Ranch until it was sold. He started his own business, David Drilling, retiring in 2012.

He went through the chairs in the Elks, becoming Exalted Ruler in 1983. He was on the board of the Wyoming Water Well Commission and was an inspector, helping to pass safety regulations. He was on the board and president of Sheridan Cabin Owners Association. He was also a member of the Masons and the Shrine.

Van loved the mountains, hunting, snowmobiling, and water skiing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest son Clint.

He is survived by his wife Pam, sons Sean and Dennis, grandson Zakkary David and granddaughter Ridley David; sisters Melody Newell of Douglas, Merry Potter of Sheridan, Faye (Gordon) Potter of Rapid City, and Beth Mullendore of Cheyenne.

A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held at the Sheridan Elks Lodge on May 1st, 2021 at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your choice of recipient in Van’s name would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements




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Daniel Diefenderfer
1 month ago

I grew up with Van, and once many moons ago worked for Elwood , skidded logs on the big horns,

Faye Potter (David, maiden name)
1 month ago

Thanks Daniel, sorry I don’t remember you. I was a grade behind Van at Linden and in High School. What years do you think you worked for Dad?