David A. Crunkilton
January 27, 1933 ‒ January 04, 2021
David A. Crunkilton, 87, of Fredericktown passed away on January 4, 2021 at Knox County Community Hospital. Dave was a long-time resident of Fredericktown and led a life full of dedication to his country and county.
Dave, son of Helen Keller and Sterl Gower Crunkilton of Butler was preceded in death by his parents. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Ewers of Fredericktown, his second wife, Faye Shoemaker of Fredericktown, infant daughter Caroline Lee, and son Craig of Mt. Vernon, as well as brother Jim (Gerry) and brother-in-law Richard Miller, all of Butler. He is survived by his daughter Christy (Bruce) Farley of East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania; sisters Norma Miller of Butler and Donna Horn (John) of Howard, and brother Dick (Sherry) of Blacksburg, Virginia. Also surviving are stepsons Scott (Julie), Randy (Dana), Chris, and Todd Shoemaker. He is also survived by granddaughters Cora (Andrew) Jones, Jenna and Kelsey Farley and great grandchildren David, Nicholas, Elliot, Nathan, Lindsey and Cole of East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and siblings, Dave worked on the family dairy and crop farm in North Liberty and graduated from Butler High School where he played football and he was a member of the local FFA Chapter. After graduation, he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He spent his career of 41 years as a fuel distributor of Sohio and BP petroleum products in the Fredericktown and Knox County areas. He was a member of the North Liberty United Methodist Church.
Dave was known locally for his famous dahlias which won many blue ribbons at the Knox County Fair and the Fredericktown Tomato Show. Another favorite past-time was showing off his antique Minneapolis Moline tractor which he loved to enter into the tractor pulling contests at the Knox County Fair and participated in local parades.
Dave’s dedication to his country continued after leaving the Army by his long-standing membership as Adjutant in the Fredericktown American Legion Post 500. Each year he and his son, Craig, placed American flags on graves of military veterans.
The family members wish to express their deep appreciation to Penny and Larry Bechtel, Dave’s niece and nephew, for their caregiving over the last few years which added greatly to his quality of life and the staff and health care professionals at Country Court in Mt. Vernon.
A private family graveside service with military honors will be held at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown with Pastor Ken Kinley officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mt. Vernon 43050 or Fredericktown EMS, 135 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, 43019. On-line condolences can be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Legacy Touch fingerprint
PIN number for David:
Place an order by visiting