David Apel


LUCASVILLE – David Wayne Apel, 79, of Lucasville, Ohio, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at SOMC Hospice. He was born January 4, 1935, in Portsmouth to the late Otto Frederick Apel Sr. and Claudia Bess McCurdy Apel. He was a retired teacher having taught at Grant Middle School. He was a graduate of Miami University at Oxford. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Powellsville, Ohio, and Scioto County Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Otto F. Apel Jr.

David is survived by a son, David Brant Apel of Charleston, South Carolina; a grandson, Brant Apel of Stockdale, Ohio; a brother, William Apel of Portsmouth; a sister, Clare Grossman of Portsmouth; several nieces and nephews; and best friends, Gary and Karen Doss of Minford, Ohio, and Tom Quinn of Columbus, Ohio.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery at Powellsville with Pastor Carl Beck officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of F.C. Mortuary Company in Portsmouth.

Published in The Daily Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2014