Funeral Service

Time: 11.30am

Date: Friday 1st October 2021

Service Details:
David’s funeral service will take place at St Peter’s CE Church, Ribchester Road, Salesbury BB1 9HU followed by private family interment in the churchyard.

David Edward Cropper

Peacefully in hospital on 16th September 2021 surrounded by his loving family, David aged 76 years of Mellor Brook and formerly of Wilpshire. The devoted and much loved Husband of Marie, loving and loved Dad of Sharon, Michelle and David, father-in-law of Mark, Rob and Dawn, cherished Grandad of Lee, Dion, Carla, Claudia, Mia, Olivia and Joseph, dear brother of John and George and also a dearly loved relative and good friend to many.

Born and raised in Rising Bridge David began his career as a butcher serving as an apprentice with Dick Sutton. He then set up a partnership with his brother George and G & D Cropper’s Butchers was born. He became a well known and loved face within the local community, David always looked forward to catching up with his steady stream of loyal customers. Following his years on Accrington Market, David embarked on his journey as a landscape gardener trading as D C Landscapes serving Wilpshire and the surrounding areas, David was always a hardworking gentleman who was respected by all who knew him, he was as fit as a fiddle and it was often said that he could carryout the work of two men. David loved to socialise and each Friday evening he would look forward to meeting up with good friends for a pint or two and a catch up. With his young at heart and outgoing personality, David was loved by people of all ages and could chat to anyone about anything, bridging generation gaps with ease and he was lovingly known as ‘Cropper’ by the locals in the pubs. He was the master of the pool table and loved to challenge anyone to a game. Always one to like routine, David would enjoy a meal out each Saturday with his wife Marie at the Ribchester Arms and he would enjoy his fish soup followed by his favourite Rib-Eye Steak. Holidays were always looked forward to and David loved nothing more than relaxing in the warm sunshine whilst topping up his year round suntan. Most of all David was a devoted family man, he loved nothing more than gathering the family together for a celebration and wherever he was, David was always the life and soul of the party and always the last to leave.

He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Family flowers only please, donations are being received in his memory on behalf of ELHT&ME. This charity has been chosen to support the wonderful work of the ICU team at Royal Blackburn Hospital, for the love and care shown to David and his family. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for David’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of David Edward Cropper


Brian Cooper
A beautiful man who is going to be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. RIP Cropper


Raff Cirino

It was a privilege to have know David and our thoughts and love go out to all his family at this difficult time.


Louise, Jonathan and Alice

David was such a kind and genuine person, he was one of life’s little treasures. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him and our thoughts go to Marie, Sharon, Michelle, David and their families.


Roger Fox

Wonderful insight into David’s life. Perfect gent and such a lovable man.sadly missed. My heart goes out to the family. I know me will be deeply missed.  Love to all, Roger.


Dr & Mrs Kumar

The world has lost a very nice person. David will live in our hearts for ever! Our heartfelt condolences.


Pat and Peter Fox

David was the perfect neighbour, friend, and gentleman. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie and David’s loving family.