David Allen Everhart, 56, of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly Tiffin, died at 9:58 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center Pineville, Charlotte, N.C.
He was born Oct. 10, 1956, in Tiffin, to Clayton J. and Marjorie A. (Sendelbach) Everhart and they survive in Tiffin. He married Deborah Ringle Oct. 23, 1999, in Tiffin, and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Shonna (Keith) Kerrigan of Lansing, Mich., and Erika Everhart of Charlotte, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Heather (Kevin) Ohl of Gahanna; a stepson, Matt (Tracy) Benner of Suwanee, Ga.; four grandchildren, Andrew and David Kerrigan and Madelyn and Katherine Ohl; three brothers, Robert J. (Angie) Everhart of Baldwinville, Mass., Joseph L. (Evie) Everhart of Cincinnati and Kenneth E. (Kim) Everhart of Pace, Fla.; and a sister, Sharon L. (Paul) Van Horn of Tiffin.
Dave was a 1975 Columbian High School graduate. He obtained his associate's degree in business from Tiffin University. He was self-employed in real estate and also worked in merchandising at Walt Disney World Resort. He also had been employed at Columbia Gas Transmission and was the original owner of the GNC store in Tiffin. He was formerly a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree.
Dave was the most beautiful soul who left us too soon. He had the heart that cared completely, the smile that brought so much pleasure, and the love that brought joy beyond measure. He was a great example of what a son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend would be. He brought light to this world with grace, beauty and love. We were so blessed that God chose us to be a part of his life and make our lives something so beautiful.
Visitation with family and friends will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113. A wake service will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home followed by his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. The Rev. Joseph Szybka and Pastor Shane Helms will co-officiate. Burial will follow immediately at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the Mass at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
To send online condolences, for directions or to view the celebration of life video, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.