David Allen Kirk

July 29, 1965 ‒ August 05, 2019

Marion, Ohio

David Allen Kirk, age 54 of Marion, passed away at his home on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Dave was born on July 29, 1965 in Marion, the son of James D. and Peggy (Dennis) Kirk. He graduated from Marion Catholic High School in the class of 1983. He worked for over 28 years at Wyandot, Inc.

Dave proudly served his country in the United States Army for over 5 years.

He loved the fall time of the year because it meant BIG Ten Football. Of course his favorite team was the Ohio State University Buckeyes, but as long as all the Big Ten teams did well it was a good Saturday. He also was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to watch Jeff Gordon until he retired from racing. One of Dave’s favorite ways to relax was to sit on the front porch and listen to his favorite music. Above all, Dave’s pride and joy was his family, especially his granddaughters whom he adored.

He is survived by his children: Amanda (James) Gattshall and Allen Kirk, their mother, Donna Kirk; granddaughters: Madison, Aubree and Aya Gattshall; siblings: Jim (Deb) Kirk, Tom Kirk and Beth (Dana) Dillinger and step-mother Kathy Kirk.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents; sister Kathie Ossing and nephew Ryan Dillinger.

Visitation will be Friday, August 9, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 1PM to 6PM with a prayer service at 1PM; A graveside service will be Saturday at 10AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery, family and friends may gather there at 9:45AM. The family encourages everyone to wear their favorite Buckeye clothing to Dave’s graveside service.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Kirk family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Prayers to you and your family. Such a shock. Hope you can find some peace at this difficult time. Dave was a nice , respectful man. He should still be here. The good always taken to soon. Much love to all.

  • Gone to soon Dave. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I was shocked. Look over your grandbabies. RIP. Galen and Sheila Rife

  • Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Dave for a lot of years at Wyandot, he was a great guy.
    R. I. P. Dave

  • R.I.P brother; you, Bobby and Steve can ride, race and fish all you want.
    Prayers for you and your family.
    Paul

  • Prayers to you and your Family . I worked with Dave at Wyandot and he will be sadly missed.RIPmy friend.

  • My deepest condolences to his family. I knew “Kirk”
    During the time he was stationed at Fort Hood and where he met Donna. He introduced me to my husband, “Skey”. I have many great memories of us together. He will forever be in our hearts.

  • Known kirk many years from back in his military years in Killeen ,Texas i introduced dave and donna later they married and had a beautiful family ,, my heart goes out to the family , he was always a nice guy , and loved life, Dave may you rest in peace , sadly i cant make your service but ill be there in spirit , Donna honey if you need anything let me know please miss and love you ,,

  • Sorry for your loss, Dave was a classmate. Hard to believe, thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • DEAR JIM & DEB AND FAMILY,
    I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. I JUST NOW HEARD ABOUT DAVE.
    I AM SORRY I MISSED THE CALLING HOURS AND THE SERVICE. ALL MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. R I P DAVE.
    SINCERELY,
    TERRI & DAN TOBIN