K. David O’Diam

April 21, 1945 ‒ May 16, 2003

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: K. David O’Diam, 58, of Pembroke Boulevard, Lexington, died Friday morning May 16, 2003 in his home following a long illness.

Now at rest with his Savior, Christ Jesus, he was born April 21, 1945 in Troy to Loren K. and Mary E. Jones O’Diam and was graduated from Newton High School in Pleasant Hill in 1963.

Dave earned his degree in Biology and Agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1967 and moved to the Mansfield area in 1988 from Zanesville.

For the past 15 years he operated Griffin Insurance Agency in Mount Vernon. A lifelong farmer, he had previously sold agricultural seed and taught vocational agriculture in the Covington School District.

Though he enjoyed fishing and boating, Dave’s passion was his work for his Lord. A longtime member of Berean Baptist Church, he was pleased to be a part of the launch team that started New Hope Community Church in Loudonville, and served the fledgling congregation as treasurer.

He is survived by his wife Nancy A. Henderson O’Diam, whom he married February 13, 1993; his children Michael O’Diam of Mansfield, Jennifer O’Diam of Kettering, Shannon and Brian Nelson of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Erin O’Diam of Lexington; his step children Derek and Chris Yeagley of Willard, Blaine Yeagley of Mount Gilead, and Benjamin Yeagley of Columbus; five grandchildren Brandyn, Austin, Skyler, Kenny and Ashley; four sisters and three brothers-in-law Mary and Tom Carroll of Bellville, Ruth and Ollie Kennedy of Delta, Pennsylvania, Eva O’Diam of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Janet and Dale Anthony of Fredericktown; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Thomas and Mary Henderson of Bay Village; sister-in-law Jan Henderson of Westlake; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tom and Marcia Henderson of Berea; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and church family.

His parents preceded him in death.

Friends may call Sunday May 18, 2003 from 2-4 pm in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle-Bellville Road, Mansfield, where the Worship service, giving Glory to God for the gift of the life of Dave O’Diam will follow at 4 pm. Pastors Charles Hill and David Pound will officiate. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Following the service, the celebration will continue with fellowship and refreshment at their home on Pembroke Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions to New Hope Community Church or Hospice of North Central Ohio, and may be made through the funeral home.