John Clark Bringard, age 80, of Deseret, Utah, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018, in Delta, Utah. He was born on July 9, 1938, in Panguitch, Utah, the youngest of 16 children of Frank and Weltha Clark Bringard. He grew up in Delta and graduated from Delta High School. He was a skilled wrestler and as was a part of some of Delta’s first State Championship teams. After high school, John moved to Las Vegas. He married Dana Sharon Winfield in 1959, and they had two sons together. They later divorced. John moved back to Utah in the mid 60's. One evening he was served by a lovely waitress, they hit it off and he had found the love of his life. He married Patsy A Maxfield on August 23, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They combined their families into one raising six boys. They shared many wonderful years together until her passing earlier this year on February 24, 2018.
John spent many years as a truck driver traveling all over the country. For a time he worked for Hatch Trucking, running between Delta and Salt Lake. The most important thing in his life was his family. He enjoyed being a father and was always supportive of his sons. He loved horses, and pets of all kinds. He loved the outdoors, camping and fishing with his boys.
He is survived by his sons: Ronald (Teri) Bringard, Aurora, UT; Michael (Rose) Steadman, Milton, WA; Troy (Shonna) Steadman, Oak City; Robert Bagley, Oak City; Joe (Richelle) Wilkins, Springville; 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters: Evalyn Watts and Hazel Kay Edwards. He was preceded in death by his wife: Patsy; son: Dixon Wilkins; siblings: Norma Heil, Carrie Short, Fenella Bringard, Frank Gene Bringard, Earl Bringard, Irene Wilder, LaDonna Peck, Mary Horrocks, Janice Hodgen, Myrel Rowley, Dolores Anderson, Samuel Bringard, and Geneil Bunker.
Special thanks to the staff at Millard County Care Center for their devoted care to John during his final months.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, at 11:00 am, at the Nickle Mortuary Chapel, 190 S. Center St, Delta. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00-10:40 am. Burial will be in the Delta City Cemetery.