David Distel

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PORTSMOUTH – David Michael Distel, 72, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1941, in West Portsmouth to the late Carl Willis and Jewell L. Storey Distel Sr. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. David was the Owner and Operator of Distel Construction and was the Minister at Dry Run Mission. He retired out of the Operators Local #18. Along with his parents David was preceded in death by his wife Linda Kay Piatt Distel who he married on December 2, 1961.

David is survived by two sons, Michael (Trudy) Distel of Stout and Mark Distel of West Portsmouth; three daughters, Becky Distel of Stout, Gwen (Marvin) Roe of West Portsmouth and Carla (Virgil) Hall of Friendship; two brothers, Carl (Linda) Distel Jr. of West Portsmouth and Gary (Jolene) Distel of Port Richey, FL; one sister, Carol Spencer of West Portsmouth; five grandchildren, Laura Adkins (who was raised as a daughter), Jessica Hall, Kyle Borders, Brian Borders and Kiersten Distel; two great-grandchildren, Colton Adkins and Jacob Ratcliff; four stepgrandchildren; Janie Kouns, Jodie Kouns, Jason Roe and Ashley Roe; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren, Gabe Kouns, Trace Kouns, Emilie Ruby, Zane Williams, Allie Sissel, Gracie Ruby, Jaina Ruby, Scarlet Roe, Austin Roe, Lauren Gambill and Aydan Gambill. David is also survived by his life long friends, Gene Hickle and Bobby Evans Sr., along with many more friends and family.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Roger W Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Don Malone officiating. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery with graveside military rites by the James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and starting at noon Sunday.

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West Portsmouth, OH 45663
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Published in The Daily Times from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014
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