David “Davy” “Smiley Dave” McClure, of Ashland, left his earthly body September 1st 2020 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, due to complications from cardiac arrest. He was surrounded and is survived by his wife Dr. Marnie (Lahmon), his son and best friend Christopher, parents Andy & Peggy (Regan) and his favorite sister Heidi (Nico & Mia) Card of Columbus, at the time of his passing.
David was born 12/21/73 in Ashland, OH and graduated (class of 1992) from Hillsdale High School. In his 46 years, he developed an impressive resume of jobs, volunteer positions and community involvement. Davy was everyone's favorite Bus Driver and the Bus Mechanic for Ashland City Schools. He was also responsible for teaching many of the areas youth to drive, as an in-car driving instructor. He was Commissioner of the Ashland County Parks District, key to the Me Too Adventure Club, creator, coordinator & teacher of the Outdoor Education Programs, Mifflin Lions Member, and volunteer to all that needed him. Mentoring and volunteering were passions of David's and through his memberships at both Trinity Lutheran and Hayesville United Methodist church, he participated in multiple missions trips. Dave's faith was just too big for only one congregation and those that knew him, might expect him to be in heaven trying to take St. Peter's job, so he can stand at the pearly gates and welcome everyone with a bear hug, corny joke and his trademark smile. Davy’s famous words “Life’s too short not to laugh”.
Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday September 8, 2020 at Dickey Church with Pastor Jeff Messner officiating. Burial will be in Vesper Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday September 7, 2020 from 2-4 pm or 7-9 pm at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville or 2 hours prior at Dickey Church before the service. Facial covering and social distancing are required at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ashland County Parks District 1763 State Route 60 Ashland,
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com.
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