David King Sayers
August 20, 1947 ‒ November 17, 2019
Formerly of Edison, Ohio
David King Sayers, age 72, of Marion, died peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at home following a battle with cancer.
On August 20, 1947, David was born in Columbus, Ohio, the middle of five children of the late Homer K. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Solter) Sayers. He was raised on the family farm in Edison, Ohio, and attended Denmark United Methodist Church. He graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1965, and furthered his education at Capital University earning a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1969.
One night shooting pool, David met the love of his life, Norma Cochran. Shortly thereafter they were married on October 6, 1984. Together they shared twenty one years of marriage and a love for traveling to their family retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She preceded him in death on December 21, 2005.
For thirty five plus years, David worked as a commercial pilot both with the Marion Airport and with his brother, Jim, at Baron Enterprises. He also enjoyed serving as the head of the condo association of the Professional Parks Apartments on Crescent Heights Rd.
A history buff, David loved reading anything and everything he could get his hands about history. He and Norma enjoyed visiting and learning about Death Valley and the American West. He also loved watching sports, especially watching Ohio State beat Michigan.
Quiet and easy going, David was truly one of the sweetest men you could ever meet.
David will be missed by his three siblings: Margaret (Bud) DePalmero of Aiken, SC, Edward (Becky) Sayers of Edison, and James (Denise) Sayers of Edison; a sister-in-law, Sally Sayers of Mount Gilead; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including his special cousin, Robert (Susan) Suter.
Including his wife and parents, David was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Sayers.
His family will greet friends from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services honoring his life will also be held there at 10 am on Saturday, with Minister Don Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery in Edison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave #300, Marion, OH 43302.
On behalf of his family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to his nephew, Nathan Sayers, for taking care of his uncle, David, for the past seven months.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve David’s family and your condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.