David A. States, 62, of Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Lima, Ohio.
David was formerly employed at Crop Production Services in Mt. Sterling.
He never knew a stranger; loved animals; and loved dancing.
David served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Preceded in death by sisters, Linda Labbe and Brenda Chandler; stepfather, John Chandler; stepmother, Ruth States; stepsister, Carol Kazmierczak; former wife, Joyce (Houser) States.
He is survived by father, Edward States; mother, Anna Chandler; sister, Sandi Stephens; stepdaughter, Missy Burchett; special girlfriend, Denise Sweet; special friend, Kevin Sharon; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling. Family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. In keeping with his wishes, cremation was requested. Burial at a later date will be in Highlawn Cemetery in Washington Court House.
Online condolences to www.tiddfuneralservice.com.