David William Kriner
March 04, 1969 ‒ November 13, 2018
MANSFIELD: David, or should I say “Thunder Morgan”, was always quick to make a friend and never met a stranger. He was the kind of guy that wanted to be part of your life as he lived his life with people, not just around them. His hearty laugh would welcome you in and his loyalty would keep you around.
David William Kriner went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was 49.
He was born March 4, 1969 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to parents James W. & Doris Roberta (Barrett) Kriner. After he was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1988, he went on to obtain his associate degree from the former Terra Tech (now Terra State).
David was a dedicated employee at Source4 in Roanoke where he worked as an E-business Coordinator in graphic design for more than 15 years. His selfless acts and willingness to jump in to help others earned him the respect of his coworkers.
“Thunder Morgan” as he was known in the ring, was a professional wrestler with both the WWF and ASWA and had made many friends within the wrestling community. He was even inducted into the Maryland Wrestling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed working out, coaching wrestling and visiting kids in local hospitals in character to cheer up their day.
A determined man, if there was a hurdle in front of him, he would jump it. He always put others first having coordinated several “ThunderPalooza” charitable golf outings for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. David will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughter Kinsey Kriner; mother Roberta Kriner; brother Bob (Cindy) Kriner; brother-in-law Allen Bradshaw; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; friends, co-workers and his wrestling family.
David was preceded in death by his father James W. Kriner and sister Donna Bradshaw.
The Kriner family will receive friends Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield 419-884-1711). A funeral service honoring David’s life will be held Monday November 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. Pastor Glenn Hamilton will speak. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
To help prevent others from having similar heart events, in lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory to the American Heart Association may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve David’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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