LIMA — J. David "Davey" Anderson, 76, died at 6:30 a.m., Friday July 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1938 in Bluffton to Raymond and Beatrice (Swank) Anderson, who preceded him in death.
On June 28, 1959, he married Kaye Anne Miller, and she died on Oct. 23, 2011.
A graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1956, Dave was a lifelong farmer. He had worked at the former Philips Corporation, Ottawa, Ohio, for over 40 years. He was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church. Mr. Andersons was an U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Bowers Slusser American Legion, Post #516, Columbus Grove and a member of the Moose Lodge #144, Lima. Davey was a member of numerous Antique Tractor Pulling Associations and enjoyed classic cars. He loved his dog "Andy." Davey always had a good time with his friends at the "Lickety Split" and at "Biggies"."
The family would like to express a special "Thank you" to the loving caregivers, Linda Jones, Patty Gladfelter, Gretchen Heubergr, Jan Moore and Connie Oen, CNP.
Survivors include: two daughters, Valerie (Brent) Kuenzli of Rawson and Deb (Rick) Roberts of Lima; one brother, Dan (Carolyn) Anderson of St.Henry; four grandchildren, Brennon Hattery, Zach Roller, Caleb Hattery and Erica Roberts; and one brother in-law, Chauncey Basinger of Pandora.
He was preceded in death by one infant grandson and two sisters, Miriam Basinger and Barbara Lynn Anderson.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday July 28, 2014 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio. Pastor Greg Coleman will officiate. Burial will be at Cairo Eastside Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Cairo United Methodist Church, Cairo Monroe Township EMS or Allen County Public Health, Nursing Division.
Online condolences maybe expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.