David Allen Mobley
May 01, 1946 ‒ May 19, 2021
David Allen Mobley, age 75, of Butler went to meet his heavenly father, peacefully passing at home on May 19, 2021 in the care of his family and Kindred Hospice. He was born May 1, 1946 in Cleveland to Harold and Evelyn (Hobby) Mobley and was a graduate of Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights. David was honored to serve with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an avid booster of Clear Fork athletics and did his best to attend all his children’s events. If he wasn’t in attendance he was always one of the donating sponsors. His love of athletics carried over to following the Ohio State and Cleveland Browns football teams.
He enjoyed raising and showing pigeons and was a Lutheran by faith. David had been employed as a regional manager for York Steak Houses in the early 1980’s and had owned the Whiffletree Restaurant in Butler for 33 years until his retirement in 2019.
Dave was one of a kind, in the best possible way. He was ornery and was known for aggravating employees, family and patrons alike. He was a kind hearted generous man that was a straight shooter who didn’t mince words. He was the welcoming smile greeting everyone as they entered the Whiffletree Restaurant.
Dave is survived by his wife of 27 years Debra (Payne) Mobley; children Autumn Nye Bachelder of Ashland, Shad (Colleen) Nye of Strongsville, Monique (Todd) Nye Grueser of New Albany and Ty (Allison) Nye of Strongsville; grandchildren Avery Bachelder, Austin Nye, Skye Nye, Kya Nye, Kinsley Nye, Tristen Nye, Tehya Nye, Taryn Nye, Tabraham Nye, and Dalton Grueser. Besides his parents David was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
A memorial service honoring the life of David Allen Mobley will be held at the North Bend Church, 1787 Snyder Rd., Butler on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. with Pastor Patrick Bailey officiating. Friends may call at the church from 4-6 p.m. before the service. Military Honors by the Irwin Hiskey Post of the American Legion.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, The Veterans Administration or American Lung Association.
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