Dave was born on Friday, July 6, 1984 to Susan (Suzy) Soffe Yack and Jearold (Jerry) Yack at Cottonwood Hospital in Murray, Utah. He passed at his apartment in West Valley.\n\nDave was one of a kind. He had many nicknames—terms of endearment from his many “fans.” He loved people and animals. He always stood up for his friends and family, especially, if they appeared to be bullied—he was a protector. He had a friendly, out-going, irresistible personality. I don’t know of anybody who didn’t love him within minutes of meeting him. He was smart, articulate and athletic. He played baseball, basketball, golf, Highland games and fished, but, his big love was football. He played from the time he was 8, all the way through Jordan High School, where he was First Team All State on the interior defensive line. He played on scholarship at Dixie State. He worked at Waxie, where he became the warehouse supervisor. He had a beautiful little daughter named for his high school, at the suggestion of his Grandpa, Carlos Soffe, who was also an alumnus and for her maternal grandmother. They named her Jordyn Kimberly and she is non-stop energy. She loved her Dadda and he loved her above all else. He never lost patience with her and catered to her every whim but, he was firm. He taught her sign language before she could talk. She loved to tickle his beard, knock his baseball cap off and play airplane among many other games they played together. His Aunt Toot, who loved him dearly was like a second Mom to him and an angel sent for us and everybody she touches.\n\nDave is survived by: His daughter, Jordyn, his Daddo, Jerry, his Ma, Suzy (whom he fiercely loved and defended), his brother, Larry and Larry’s daughter, Kelsie. Preceded by: His grandparents, Lawrence and Jennis Yack, Carlos and Gloria Soffe (and his Uncle Mikey), all of whom have been preparing for a huge family (and friends) reunion.\n\nIn memoriam, we will be having a celebration of his life in the spring, to be announced, where we will request everybody come in University of Utah attire. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to University of Utah Football: UGIVE.APP.UTAH.EDU or Jordan Youth Football in his name. AND/OR please if you will, bring or submit to Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary website, special memories and pictures of Dave and you, so, that we can compile it for Jordyn to help her know and remember how wonderful her Dadda was and how much he loved her. THANK YOU SO MUCH!