David R. Durrett

January 22, 1960 ‒ December 14, 2014

Mount Gilead, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

David R. Durrett, age 54 formerly of Delaware died Sunday morning, December 14, 2014 at his home in Mt. Gilead following a lengthy battle against lung cancer.

He was born on January 22, 1960 in Columbus and graduated from the Delaware Hayes High School in 1978 after attending the Delaware Joint Vocation al School. In his younger years he worked for the former Pizza Villa in Delaware. Dedicated to his vocation, for 31 years he worked as a building maintenance supervisor for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Easy going in nature and with an outgoing personality, he never met a stranger. He had a fondness for fishing and boating, especially on the waters of Lake Erie. An outdoorsman at heart, he also enjoyed hunting deer. David developed a love for water sports, swimming and skiing at a young age. He was happiest on the water and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his parents Robert (Ada) Durrett of Delaware, Phyllis (Richard) DeVore of Sunbury, children Michelle Andrews of Delaware, Sheila (Shad) Neville of Ashley, Shawn (Courtney) Ramsey of Plainview, Arkansas, 10 Grandchildren, care giver and companion Tamera Sweet, sisters and brothers Beth (Don) Kaltenbach of Marblehead, Patti Hout, Susan (Carl) Nash, Pastor Michael (Dawn) Hout, and Garee DeVore.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St.(SR 36), Delaware where services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Mike Mack officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Morrow County.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • He is going to be deeply missed by so many I’m sure more then he ever realized, He was such a wonderful person all around he was a great father in law / Father and was Pawpaw To our 5 Boy’s when my oldest son Kristopher was born with Heart issues he spent Days Nights and Weeks and Months with him and us at Children’s Hospital during his open heart / lung surgery’s to taking my son under his wing riding the Jon Deere mower with him quads boating fishing and camping , Grandparents Day’s at school he would go eat with him , I’m so greatful he was such a huge part of our life/ family . He will be forever in our hearts he may be gone but never forgotten . He is now our angel watching over us, He is in no more pain , We Love and Miss you so much
    Greg , Mellisa

  • My deepest sympathies on your loss. May you find comfort from the thought expressed at Revelation 21:4. Soon death will be no more.

  • To all his children and family I give my deepest sympathies, David was one of the kindest men I have ever met. He tried to make sure that those around him was taken care of, never thinking of himself first. The man who loved my sister more than words can say. He will always be thought of as my brother-in-law. His wish was granted when he was able to live the remainder of his life with Tamera, to have finally had his only son in his life, to have met and spent time with his 3 beautiful granddaughters, and to finally feel apart of Tamera’s family.. I will remember him happy and healthy, laughing and full of life. He will be missed, loved, and never forgotten. May you all receive a feather from Heaven letting you know he is watching over all of you. God Bless you all and may you find comfort in your loss.

    • Dave was my step father for nearly 25 yrs. He helped to guide me,mold me,educate me and to help me become the man I am today. And now even though I haven’t seen him in a couple of years I love him and respect him as if I had seen him this morning. He consoled and loved me and my brother when our father died. All the ling talks we had. The man that got me into cars a wonderful caring loving giving grandfather to my oldest son, that bond that NO ONE could break! I miss Dave so deeply and wish I could have just one more conversation with him!! Dave I will see you again one day and I LOVE YOU!!!

  • I went to school with Dave. I have known him for most of my life. He was my brother in law for over 20 years and I am a better person for knowing him. He was kind, gental, and always trying to help others. I will miss you Dave.

  • so sorry to hear that david has passed away. my condolences to you and ada and to his mother phyllis.

  • Beth, Phyllis and Dick,
    Dave was a good kid and as a man is was thoughtful and caring. When Dave started at ODOT it was him that remembered me first. We always had conversations when we see each other. He will be missed.

  • Beth, Phyllis, and Dick,
    Your loss is great. Your time with Dave was rewarding, I am sure. We send our condolences and comfort to each of you.

  • Michelle, Sheila, and family:
    Herb and I are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you at this very difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathies to Dave’s Family. I worked with Dave at ODOT. He was such a nice person and we had many laughs together. He will be missed.

  • He will be sadly missed. I worked with Dave at ODOT and enjoyed seeing his smile and talking with him about his adventures. Praying for family and friends in the loss of such a good man. God Bless You All!!

  • It has been many years since the last time I have seen David. I will always cherish the time we spent growing up together on the farm in Sunbury, Ohio; with David, Bethann, and my brother Douglas. We made many memories that I will hold dearly for the rest of my life. My condolences to the rest of the family, from my wife Vicki, my son Zac, and myself.

  • Bob & Adamae
    So sorry to hear of Daves passing, and sorry we couldn’t make it to the calling hours.
    Joyce has been feeling down the last couple days, might be the flu.
    We know the pain of losing one of our children. Dan & Joyce Clark

  • Dave will be missed by so many; I worked with Dave in the Facilities Department as Secretary with him for over 20 years. He will be remembered for his kind smile and helpfulness he has done over the years for many of us at ODOT.

  • Sheila,
    Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Joan and Fred Manter