David W. “Dave” Troyer

December 21, 1942 ‒ January 11, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

David W. “Dave” Troyer, age 75, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully, Thursday Morning, January 11, 2018, at his residence.

He was born on December 21, 1942, in Plain City, OH, to the late Daniel D. and Fannie (Kuhns) Troyer. Dave graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1961.

After visiting and working in Florida, Dave met the love of his life: Barbara J. Morris. The two were united in marriage on February 8, 1964.

For close to 40 years, Dave was employed with C and D Chevrolet in the parts room. Many of those years he served as the parts manager.

A day without golf was rare for Dave as he lived for golf. Dave was a member of the Pine Lakes Golf Course and often entered in the various tournaments held there. When it came to his son-in-laws, he enjoyed taking them to the course as a rite of passage into his family and he truly loved them. For 25 plus years Dave also enjoyed taking a yearly golf trip with the guys to Santee, S.C. where he enjoyed the comradery of avid golfers.

When Dave wasn’t at the golf course you could find him at home reading a book, cheering on the Browns and Buckeyes, or tinkering in his garage. Dave enjoyed cooking for family and friends and had a special sauce for the ribs he made for every occasion. He was also a frequent flyer at the V.F.W.Post 8054, AmVets Post 87, and the Galion Moose. In his early years, Dave was a member of the Gilead Mennonite Church.

For Dave, the most important part of life was being with his family. Dave loved to travel and every other year was able to get together with all of his brothers, sisters, and their spouses with a special trip to the mountains of Tennessee. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and grandpa. Dave was always happy and always having it his way. He will be remembered by many as ornery as all get out but in a fun loving way as well.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife Barb; daughters: Mechelle (Kraig) Anderson, Dawn (Greg) Sweet, and Audrey (Scott) Kennedy- Lohr; grandchildren: Nicole (Wes) Perry, Jackie Anderson, Brooke Anderson, Lyndsay Sweet, Sydney Sweet, Payton Kennedy, Sam Kennedy, Broc Lohr, and Trent Lohr; great grandchildren: Zach Perry, Brynn Perry, Carter Fellure, and Jack Anderson; brothers: William (Betty) Troyer, Floyd (Deb) Troyer, Richard (Sandy) Troyer, Phillip (Cathy) Troyer, and Roger (Ingrid) Troyer; sisters: Edna Klentz and Sharon (Clyde) Perry; and numerous nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and brother: John Troyer.

His family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. A service will be held there on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 11 AM, with neighbor and Pastor Mark Hulse officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice. (9278 Barks Rd W, Marion, OH 43302).

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Dave’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Such a dear friend. The circle of life. Cookie and I loved you Dave. May you rest in peace in our glorious heaven above. My love goes to the family.

  • We are so sorry Barb. Dan “Baer” and I are heartbroken. Troyer was probably my first friend here when Dan and I started dating. I told Dan a few days ago that I wanted a Troyer hug one more time. You all are in our hearts and prayers. Dan will hold many memories and so many laughs close, as will I. Especially all the laughs at the VFW. I’ll now smile every time I put salt and pepper on a frozen pizza thanks to Dave and his pizzas at the club. Who knew it would make them much better! Lots of love to you all. Troyer … Rest in Peace and we love ya bud!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful person, although very ornery! My mom always loved to kid around with him…he was so much fun. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We sold each other parts, and traded stories, for many years. He will be missed by many.
    Dennis and Carla
    McDaniel GM Parts

  • Phil and Cathy, So very sorry to hear this sad news. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Susan Glenn


  • Many good times and memories ! David you will be a friend always!!! Barb, our thoughts and prayers are with you !!

  • Our sincere condolences to Dave’s family. He was a wonderful guy and we are surprised by his passing. Prayers to Barb. If you need anything, please let us know.
    Lowell and Carol Bartlett

  • So sorry Edna for your loss.i remember when he was diagnosed.My prayers go to you and your family.The choir will off er prayers in his memory and for you and Barb.Love you.

  • My memories are of. Dave taking my son Jeff Barker under his song and teaching him the importance of being good at his job. Today my son is the Man he is from Dave and the other guys at C&D. Thank you Dave and Bless you Barb and family.

  • Condolences going out the entire Troyer family. So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing it was always such an enjoyable time being able to play golf with him and “the Crew”. A very special person to all he was.

  • So sorry Barb. Many memories of great times with you and Dave, especially when the band would be playing and all you guys would be having a great time.. Prayers for the family..

  • Thoughts and prayers. My God be with you during your time of sorrow. Dave was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.

  • Aunt Barb , may Uncle Dave Rest In Peace with grandma and the rest of the family. My love and prayers are for.
    Chad, Becky, Nolan, Skye, Aryianna Morris

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. Remembering Dave will always bring a smile Sending prayers for comfort and strength.

  • Sharon and all your family,
    So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You have a close family and great times at your family gatherings and trips. Surrly he will be missed. Sincerely Patty and Bill Lee

  • So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you.

    Take Care,

    Brenda L Maddy

  • Dear Barb and family: was saddened to read about David’s passing so many memories of our associations over the years. Always enjoyed the years of bowling in the Men’s league. Will be lifting all of you prayer for strength and stamina, as well as comfort and peace. Hold on to the memories, for they are a keepsake from God.
    Take care…..

  • What are uncles? They are Dads in the background. Even when we don’t realize it. They laugh at us when we do silly things and sometimes gets us to do silly things. They can be big brothers also. But most of all they are our mentors. I will miss ya uncle David even when you were threatening me with your stubby finger. Thanks for being the dad in the background. F!y with the angels.

  • My deepest condolences to you Barb, Mellche, Dawn, and Audrey.. You all have been family to us. Dave was a great man whom I loved dearly. Always had a smile for me and usually something ornery to say. I love you all so much. You’ve always been here for me and my family. I thank you for that. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love you all,
    Kathy Denman Schwartz

  • Barb and family, So sorry for your loss RIP Dave you will be miss. Thoughts and Prayers going out to the family.

  • Barb and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful man, so full of life and doing it his way. May God bless you at this time and fill your hearts with memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Judy (Rogers)DeIuliis
    Mt. Vernon/Highland Local Schools

  • Barb,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out about Dave. He was a great guy and so glad that you had all those happy years with him. Prayers and hugs to you .

    Dixie Baer