David Fountain passed away July 31 at the UCD Medical Center after a short struggle with a rare skin cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Lauri; daughter Carrie, son Chad and daughter Nicole; and survived by his brother, Darryl (Treva); and nephews and niece. David and Darryl Fountain co-owned Solex Corporation, members and a long-time supporter of Far West Equipment Dealers Association.
David was born in Sacramento to Boyd and Vera Fountain. He attended Dixon schools, graduating from Dixon High School in 1963. He went on to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for two years and an additional year at Sacramento City College. The Vietnam war came along, and David enlisted in the Air Force Reserves at Travis Air Force Base. Upon returning from training, he began working for his dad at Solano Tractor. After a few years, he began running their side business which became Solex Corporation.
David married Lauri Leathers in 1967 and they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 26. Of this union, they had three children, Carrie Fountain-Davis (Dwayne), Chad Fountain, Nicole Fountain Long (Jeffery). They have six grandchildren, Gillian, Hayden, and Myles Davis, Ian Fountain, Rune and Daphne Long. David was very involved in his children’s sports and school activities, volunteering countless hours.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Vera Fountain.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dixon High School FFA or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The memorial service is scheduled for August 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home 569 North First St., Dixon, CA. Burial will be private, and a celebration of life will be held following at the Olde Veterans Hall, 231 North First St., Dixon, CA.