David A. Yingling, 87, of Carey, died at 9:26 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay surrounded by his family.
Born Jan. 8, 1933, in Carey, he was the son of William T. and Marie I. (Grady) Yingling. He married L. Jane Mangett on Feb. 3, 1952. Jane survives in Carey.
Also surviving are three children, Thomas Yingling of Massillon, Debra (Toby) Davis of Stoutsville and Susan Yingling of Carey and three grandchildren, Kelly, Kara and Katie Yingling.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Yingling.
David worked at National Lime and Stone and along with his wife, Jane, owned Dave’s Drive-In, both in Carey. He later went to work for and retired from Whirlpool Corp. in Findlay. Not one to sit still, he spent his retirement “working” at Bob’s Countryside Golf Course and Frederick’s IGA, both in Carey. He was a people person and those jobs allowed him to share his good humor and positive attitude.
He was a sports nut. He was an avid fan of the Carey Blue Devils, Massillon Jackson Polar Bears (where his son coached), and the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He loved fishing, especially in Canada with his son and granddaughter. He also enjoyed golfing with his buddies at Bob’s.
David was all about his family. He enjoyed any time he could spend with them and supporting them in all their activities.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
A celebration of life service will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the conclusion of visitation. A private family burial will be at a later date in Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dorcas Carey Public Library or Wyandot Council on Aging and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be sent to www.stombaughbatton.com.