David King Sayers

August 20, 1947 ‒ November 17, 2019

Marion, Ohio
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.

  • Dear Family; We are saddened to read about the passing of David…So many memories of days past at the airport. Time slips away so quickly, and those memories we hold close, much time has passed. You have our deepest condolences, and we will be holding all of you in our prayers during this time. May God grant you the strength and stamina, as well as His comfort and peace in the days ahead….

    Stephan and LuAnn

    • Steve and LuAnn,
      Thank you for your memories of my brother Dave. Thank you for your condolences.
      Ed and family

  • Ed & Family:
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

    Tom Cahill
    formerly of Central Soya, Co., Inc.
    Marion, Ohio

    • Tom, so good to hear from you. Our good old Central Soya days. Thank you for sending your condolences. It means so much to me.

  • Ed & Family:

    So Sorry to read of your brother’s passing. Prayers and condolences to you all for strength and comfort.

  • Hunters Chase Condominiums is a better place because of Dave Sayers.

    Dave served the Hunter’s Chase community as president of the board for 11 years, from 2008 until this past October. For all of those years he had the condominium association’s best interests at heart, fielding phone calls from owners, taking care of the opening, closing and maintenance of our pool,and mainly doing the little things that go unnoticed – from changing light bulbs to hiring and dealing with contractors to solving the myriads of unexpected problems that have arisen over the years. And he met them all with a smile and a soft-spoken calm and gentle touch. Association president is a thankless job – it was a donation of his time he gave with grace and dignity.

    Over these past eleven years I have grown to admire Dave Sayers in many, many ways. I miss him already.

    • Brad,
      Thank you for your condolences. Dave always had a smile,calmness and a gentle touch. Thank you for remembering Dave as I always did.
      Ed and family

  • I only knew Dave the last few years, but I enjoyed listening when he talked about the people he knew. He talked to me quite a
    a bit at Jacob’s Eagle Scout service. I’m glad I met him. My prayers are with and your family. Thank you Nathan and Ed for helping him the last few months.

  • To the Sayers family
    My husband worked with Dave (and Jim) at Baron. Always enjoyed seeing him and getting to know him. He will be missed.
    Brenda and Dick Collins

  • I consider Dave as a good friend and a good neighbor and he was a good guy.Prayers to all of his family. And he will be missed by me and Hunters Chase

    • Alan,
      Thank you for thinking enough of my brother to post a condolence message for Dave’s family. It is greatly appreciated.
      Ed Sayers

  • I was fortunate enough to meet and get to know Dave over these past 3.5 years upon purchasing a condo and moving Hunter’s Chase . I also bonded with him over the pool and it’s care as well as serving on the condo board with him. He was genuinely one of the good ones and never had a negative word to say. I am so sorry for your loss and sad that I am out of state and not able to attend his services.

    • Becky,
      Thank you for your kind sympathy memories of my brother Dave. I appreciate you taking time to share.
      Ed Sayers and family

  • My heart is sending love and hugs to all of you. Dave was such a sweet guy with a great sense of humor and a gentle kindness. I feel grateful to have had the chance to meet him and spend a bit of time with him. He will be missed dearly by many. It is comforting to know that Norma had such a wonderful husband.
    Thank you, Nathan, for taking good care of Dave.
    Love from Mychelle (Norma’s daughter)

  • Dear Ed and Becky,
    We share your sorrow at the loss of a brother. We hope that your memories of him will give you comfort as time passes. Mike and Judy Keil

    • Mike and Judy,
      Thank you for thinking of us at this sad time. I enjoyed the previous time I spent taking my brother to his doctors appointments, taking Dave a few meals each week, setting with Dave and having our brotherly talks. I will miss him daily.
      Ed Sayers and family

    • Dwight,
      Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Your condolences help me and my family get through this hard time.

  • To the Sayers family,

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Remember David and your family as neighbors first and foremost. Through our school times, riding the bus, church at Denmark. Such good and fun memories of those times. Did see him a few times later at the airport and we did exchange some memories of time gone by. May God wrap his loving arms around your families and your faith uphold you. Prayers and Blessings.

  • Dear Ed and all of the Sayers family, I have many fond memories of spending many hours wit the Sayers boys especially at the pond. David was a good friend and I enjoyed playing football with him at MGHS. I last saw him at the reunion of the ‘62 undefeated team. Please accept our heart-felt condolences at his untimely passing. God Bless. Val and Lynn Harris

    • Val,
      So nice to hear from another Denmark family. We did have some good times growing up together!!! Everyone that has shared their memories, is helping us to get through our loss of Dave.
      Thank you, Ed and family

  • Out deepest sympathy to your family. May your memories bring you peace and help put a smile on your face. Our thoughts are with you. Bill and Joyce Rausch and family.

    • To The Rausch Family

      Thank you so much for thinking of us at this difficult time. Glad to hear from another Denmark Family. It means so much to us.

      Ed Sayers Family