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David L. Davis

September 9, 1945 - February 24, 2023

Burial Date March 1, 2023

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David L. Davis passed away after a long illness on February 24, 2023 at 7:09 AM at The Springs of Lima, with his family at his side. Dave was born on September 9, 1945, in Lima, Ohio, to Richard E. and Elaine R. (Young) Davis, who both preceded him in death.

In 1965, Dave married Paulette (Cookie) Cook. They have two precious daughters, Kelli K. and Karen L. Davis who survive. Dave’s girls have special childhood memories of family fishing trips in Neebish Island, Michigan and camping trips to Pokagon, Indiana.

On September 1, 2011, Dave married Kathy (Buetner) Shaw, who survives in Elida, Ohio. During their 33 years together, they enjoyed traveling, both home and abroad. One of their favorite spots was in their motor home in Hilton Head. They also reveled in their grandchildren’s sports and school activities. Dave and Kathy led very full and active lives together until Dave became ill. From that point Kathy became his devoted caregiver.

Dave worked as a supervisor at the Lima Refinery for 27 years.

Dave was an avid reader who enjoyed meeting new people. He made new friends wherever he went. People found him interesting and easy with whom to talk. He also enjoyed sharing his art sketches with family and friends. Dave’s favorite hobby was woodworking, a skill that he and his father enjoyed together. Dave leaves some incredible woodworking pieces to his dear ones. He also dabbled in photography and was able to capture some perfect moments at special occasions. Dave will be remembered for looking after people: his father, mother-in-law, and others who needed his help.

Along with Kelli and Karen, Dave is survived by his wife Kathy, Kathy’s daughter, Beth (Scott) Graham; three grandchildren Brayden Lybarger, Colton and Lacey Graham; a brother Richard (Gloria) Davis and many relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with the service immediately following. John Zerbe will officiate,

Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Dave’s family would like to thank the compassionate staff at The Springs of Lima for their excellent care and support for Dave and his family.

Donations in Dave’s honor may be made to The American Township EMS.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

 

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