David Ensley

David C. Ensley

GALION: David C. Ensley, of Galion, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at home.

Born March 20, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was the son of Donald and Georgia (Mundy) Ensley. He married Theresa (Yakshevich) Ensley on August 9, 1958 and she survives.

David grew up on a farm and at first wanted to become a veterinarian however he decided to serve his country for over 13 years first with the United States Army Air Corps and then with the United States Navy. After his service to his country he worked as a maintenance engineer for the State of Ohio and lastly as a security guard for the former ITT in Galion.

His life revolved around his strong spiritual beliefs, family and friends. He loved animals, nature, music, ships, baked goods, tinkering around the house fixing things, photography and a good steak. David was well known for his love of people and talking with anyone he encountered. His sense of humor was also his identifying quality along with his stories he would tell. He was known for not giving up when the going got tough.

David preferred flannel shirts and boots, suits for dressing up when he went to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where he was a member and formerly served as an elder. He enjoyed reading his bible which you could often see him carrying. He did not like wearing red and also hated bright colored cars especially yellow. David was ornery right to the very end.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by son and daughter-in-law, David B. and Andrea Ensley of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn R and Jesse James of Galion; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jim Brown of Leetonia.

In addition to his parents was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Robinson and Colleen Ensley.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion with Elder David Dunn officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in care of the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve Mr. Ensley's family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com


Published in the News Journal on Jan. 23, 2014