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David Eugene Ferrell

Minerva, Ohio

Apr 11, 1939 – Sep 15, 2019 (Age 80)


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Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home, Inc. Obituary

David E. Ferrell

Age 80, of Paris, OH, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Arbors in Minerva. He was born April 11, 1939 in Canton to Arthur and Kathryn (Slusser) Ferrell. He graduated from Marlboro High School in 1957 and Kent State University with an Associate’s Degree in Education. He worked for 17 years at Timken Vocational School as a machine shop teacher and retired from PCC in Minerva where he was a tool and die maker. He is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Franklin, Paris Lions Club, Foresters Club, Seed Savers Exchange and Former President of the New Franklin Ruritan Club. He bowled for 34 years and was an active gardener, loved cooking, gospel music and his Boston Terriers.

He is survived by his wife, Hope (Caldwell) Ferrell, whom he married March 19, 1965; 4 daughters, Cheryl (Konrad) Slind of Richfield, MN, Dee (Greg) Sprong) Beavercreek, OH, Shelley (Doug) Tinlin of Paris, Laura (Joe) Reitz of Homeworth; a son, John David (Kelly) Ferrell of Louisville; 3 sisters, Darlene (Gary) Seymour of Canton, Cindy Evers of Louisville, Gail Snyder of N. Canton; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Gerald Allen Ferrell. A special thanks to the Arbors at Minerva for their special care.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 am in the St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diana Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton. Calling hours will be Friday from 5-8 pm in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Aultman-Alliance Hospice and St John’s Lutheran Church in New Franklin, OH.

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During your lifetime you meet many people , but there are some that really leave good memories that make you smile , and Dave was one of those people , not only as a teacher , but as a friend !!! After graduation from High School (during the Vietnam war) I lost track of Dave when I went to the service and then during my career I didn't make contact with him , but what he taught me and his "Cheese and Crackers !!" saying when you didn't understand something always made me smile !!...

John I am sorry you lost your dad. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

My sweet, sweet wonderful brother. So many memories from childhood to present. Will so miss going to all those gospel concerts, especially with you and Hope. Tell Mom and Dad and my Jim hello for me! Loved you very much. Hope and family....you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Very Sorry, Our Deepest Sympathy!!!

Dear Hope and family,
Jim and I were very sorry to learn of Dave's passing.
Sending our love and prayers at this very difficult time.
We know the love of your wonderful family and friends will help you remember all your special family times and memories.
Hugs and Love

Im so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of spending time at your house and your dad was always so wonderful to me.
Love, Susan Hommel