David W. Cleveland

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David W. Cleveland of Oxford, Alabama, age 63, passed peacefully at home on February 5, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. David was born in Lineville, AL and raised with a sense of pride in the ideals of hard work and community which he carried through his life and instilled into the lives of his children. After graduating from Southern Union College, he took a job at Union Foundry in the engineering department, where he retired after 41 years of service. The technical training he received served to feed his love of art, as he delved into photography, pottery, woodcarving, and other media quite successfully, displaying an imaginative side to balance the analytical nature of his engineering background. This imagination translated into his remarkably artful green thumb, with which he painstakingly cultivated all manner of plants, notably Japanese maples and bonsai, and incorporating them into a beautifully landscaped yard of his own design (not to mention the greenhouse or the vegetable garden). Visitation will be Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 12:00 pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at Golden Springs Baptist Church in Anniston, with Reverend Roland Brown and Reverend Jerry Colquett officiating. David is preceded in death by his parents, John A. Cleveland, Jr. (Buzz) and Elizabeth Weaver Cleveland. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debra N. Cleveland; daughter, Keri Lenard (Judson); son, Jason Cleveland; brother, Kenny Cleveland (Anna); brother, Mike Cleveland (Susie); sister, Leigh Rice (Rodney); as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to , New Beacon Hospice at curohealthservices.com, or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org.
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Golden Springs Baptist Church
3 Robertson Rd
Anniston, AL 36207
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 7, 2018
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