David Eugene Burkholder, age 76, passed away early Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 at Rudy's Agape House. Where he was lovingly cared for by familiar staff as he battled with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born February 18th, 1940, to Raymond and Elvina (Burry) Burkholder. Dave was the first born of nine children. He graduated Class of 1958 at Gilboa-Pandora High School. Dave attended Florida Southern College and received his Master's Degree in Education Health and Physical Education from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Dave taught high school and coached football in Ohio as well at Titusville and Immokalee. He was a loyal fan of Ohio State University football and basketball teams. More recently he was owner/operator of Stat Courier Services and NSA/Water Marque Water Filtrations distributor. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a long time member of El Conquistador Racquet Club. In 1992, Dave was captain of the G.T. Bray 50 and over men's A team, which won the Tri Cities Men's League. Dave was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Tisha Ann; daughter Pam Whims and sons Rick and Nick. His siblings; Sara Beth (Roland) Etter, Carolyn(Brian) Haller, Betty (Wayne) Yarnell, Don (Darlene) Burkholder, Dean(Ginny) Burkholder, Jan (Joe) Edman, Debbie (Tom) Johnson, Barbara (Guy) Verhoff; and 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Covell Funeral Home.
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on Aug. 28, 2016