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David Ivan "Smith" Mutts, Sr.

February 16, 1958 — January 28, 2024


The Life of David Ivan “Smith” Mutts, Sr.  

David Ivan "Smith" Mutts, Sr. transitioned from this life on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at his residence.

David was born in Newport News on February 16, 1958. He was the eldest child among his brothers and sisters. 

He resided in Hampton for many years. He attended Hampton public schools, served in the US Army, and worked at Howmet Corporation for 27 years until his retirement. 

He moved to Smithfield in 1998, where he and Frances shared their lives for 26 years. Throughout his lifetime, David found joy in fishing, grilling, cooking, working on cars, and passionately cheering on his beloved Raiders. 

He loved driving around town in his red Mustang and zipping to Food Lion on his red scooter. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, who were like brothers to him. Most importantly, David cherished moments with his son and grandchildren, who called him "Most Awesome Pop-Pop."

 David leaves behind his loving wife, Frances; his son, David Jr.; Joseph, Daniell, Chris, and Marina. Additionally, he leaves behind six grandchildren: Vaughn "Runt-Runt," Davyon "Chum-Chum," David III "Little D," Israel "Izzy," Jaimere "Jai-Jai," and Penelope "Penny." His Goddaughter Harmony, brother Jonathan Michael "Mike," Mama Joyce, Grace, Lisa, Joseph, and a host of nieces and nephews also mourn his passing.



Right now I'm in a different place. And though we seem apart. I'm closer than I ever was, I'm there inside your heart I'm with you when you greet each day. And while the sun shines bright. I'm there to share the sunsets, too. I'm with you every nigh I'm with you when the times are good. To share a laugh or two  And if a tear should start to fall. I'll still be there for you.

And when that day arrives. That we no longer are apart, I'll smile and hold you close to me. Forever in my heart.

On Friday, February 2, 2024, viewing will be held from 3-6pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. On Saturday, February 3, 2024, a Celebration of Life will be held 2:30pm also at the Chapel. Please keep the Mutts family in your thoughts and prayers. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Ivan "Smith" Mutts, Sr., please visit our flower store.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

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