David Lewis James
December 15, 1942 ‒ October 07, 2021
David Lewis James, age 78, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital following a brief illness. David retired from Worthington Industries where he was a Purchasing Agent. He then worked alongside his brother at Liberty Tank & Vessel which was then sold to Hydrostat Inc. of Rice, MN where Dave was fortunate to work alongside Mike Jungwirth.
David was a member of the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene, loved being a part of a Euchre Club, sports, the OSU Buckeyes, people-watching and keeping in touch with family and friends on the phone. He enjoyed vacationing at Gatlinburg & Pidgeon Forge and patronizing the Galena Diner. He was very proud of his family and the time they got to spend together.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher A. and Helen M. (Fritch) James; grandparents, Okey and Lula H. James; brother, Gary C. James.
David is survived by loving wife of 12 years, Sharon Lee Sample James; sons, Timothy (Kelly) Sample of Columbus and Jason Sample of Sunbury; daughters, Shannon (Freddie) Blevins of Johnstown, Jennifer (Levi) Koehler of Sunbury and Krista (Charlie) Kao of Mason; grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Lauren, Jordan, Jonathan and Gabrielle; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Betty James, Tom and Cindy Hicks, Carole Sweat, David and Lisa Hicks; cousin, Leann Havens of Franklin, TN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service in David’s honor is scheduled for 4 PM on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving visitors from 2 PM until the state of the service. Rev. Tom Hicks officiating. Interment at Sunbury Memorial Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in David’s memory.
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