David L. Spellman

November 18, 1937 ‒ September 07, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

David L. “Dave” Spellman, 81 of Lexington, OH, died Saturday, Sept 7, 2019 in Hospice Mansfield OhioHealth Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov 18, 1937 in Mansfield at his family’s home to Lewis W. & Bernadina (Deppe) Spellman. He retired from ODOT after 29 years. On Nov 4, 1961 he married Saundra S. (Johnson) Spellman. He enjoyed being with his wife and family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, feeding his wildlife animals, and watching his westerns.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Saundra S. (Johnson) Spellman of Lexington. His son John Spellman of Lexington, and two daughters Sherry (Dave) Spellman Moran of Mansfield and Tammy (Jim) Hildebrand of Lexington. His four grandchildren Christina (Levi) Hazlett of Navada, OH, Michael Spellman Moran of Mansfield, Franklin and Hailey Hildebrand of Lexington. His three great-grandchildren Manny Spellman Moran, Ella Hazlett, Rayleigh, and nieces and nephews. One brother and sister-in-law Bill & Mildred Spellman of Lexington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ruth Leech.

His family will receive friends 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring his life will begin at 12 noon with burial to follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dave’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Tammy so very sorry for your loss, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers🙏 love you guys

  • Tammy, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in Charlie’s and my prayers !!❤ We love y’all.

  • Tammy, I am so. Sorry about the passing of your dad he was a good man. Your family is so special. Whenever anyone needs help you are always there to lend a hand. Dave was always so nice to bring dad and mom’s mail when dad started dialysis and mom started falling. I felt so grateful that neighbors looked out for each other. Dave will surely be missed

  • Saundra, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace that can only come from Him as your walk this most difficult road. Love you.

  • So sorry for your loss. Dave was a special person. And surely loved by his family!! We Love you all!! Take care and God Bless Connie. Howard Lape and Family!!

  • Thinking of all of your during this difficult time. Dave was always kind to me and loved my girls like his own. He will be missed.

    Tom & Sharon Heard

  • Daddy you were the best! Your humor made us all feel so happy when you would tell a story or dress up in a funny hat and dance a jig. You were a Great Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Grea Grandpa and Friend. Were already missing you more than we could even imagine , but you will never leave our hearts. You gave us a good life and left us with many happy memories and good advice that we will treasure forever. John, Tammy and I will take of mom for you but of course Not as good as you have all these years. Im so thankful your suffering is over and your pain is gone. RIP Daddy see you again when we join you in heaven

  • (Grandpa, Great Grandpa) We l9ved you with all our heart and will miss you dearly but all the things you said and done for us we will treasure forever.

  • (Grandpa, Great Grandpa) We loved you with all our heart and will miss you dearly but all the things you said and done for us we will treasure forever.

  • Our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I know Jean would’ve been there to support yoy had her health permitted.
    Helen Boyd Jean Collins Joan Young

  • To the entire family of David Spellman,

    We extend to you our deepest sympathy. May God surround you with His love and comfort at this time.

    Randy and Joan Hubler