Walter David Worner

March 08, 1929 ‒ June 30, 2011

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Walter David Worner of Bellville, passed away Thursday evening June 30, 2011 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was 82.

David was born March 8, 1929 in Bellville the oldest son of Walter and Kathryn (Freeman) Worner and graduated from Bellville High School. He continued his education at Ohio University in Athens.

After serving in Korea during the Korean War, David began his career as a state highway patrolman, and later returned to college earning a masters degree in education from Xavier University. David worked as a teacher and principal and completed his career working as a school superintendent. During his time as an educator, David also found great joy as a football coach at Northmor High School. Many evenings were also spent refereeing high school and small college basketball games.

Besides being very proud of his family, everyone who knew him was well aware of his love for horses. He trained and showed Hackney ponies most of his life. As a hobby, his greatest accomplishment was owning and training a world champion Hackney pony.

David is survived by his wife of 60 years Dolores (Weller) Worner; children Tim Worner of Lake Elsinore, CA, Betsy (Steve) Johnson of Columbiana, and Jennifer (David) McCombs of Mt. Gilead; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother Thomas Worner of Mansfield.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Charles and Glenn Worner.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11am in Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, Bellville, Ohio 44813 (419-886-2491), where military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #535. Pastor David Wilcox will be leading the celebration and memory of his life.

Throughout his life, David donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital may be made at the funeral home, or in care of Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 338, Bellville, Ohio 44813.

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