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John David Engle

April 10, 1968 — September 11, 2021

John David Engle

John David Engle, 53, of Belle Center, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio April 10, 1968, the son of David Wilson Engle and Carol Ann (Ewing) and Gerald Snapp, all preceding him in death.

On March 26, 2014, he married Jennifer Tillman in Urbana, Ohio and she survives in Belle Center. He is also survived by his son, Aaron (Lindsey Briggs) Engle of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three daughters, Heather (Matt) Kemper of Tipp City, Ohio, Erin (Aaron) Long of Bellefontaine and Haley (Mason) Prickett of Marysville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Maddox and Mylah Kemper, Reese Long and Jack Prickett; a sister, Tami (Brian) Henry of West Liberty, Ohio; his father and mother in-laws; Tim (Marcia) Tillman of Bellefontaine and Lynn (Gary) McLaughlin of Bellefontaine; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; the Brother-in-Law Club; his dog Paisley and many other loving family and friends.

John was a 1986 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and JVS.  He began working for Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Homes in 1996, where he held the position as crematory manager.  He was the jack of all trades at the funeral home and took pride in serving families in need for more than twenty five years.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, watching NASCAR, working with older model cars and could fix anything.  He enjoyed taking on projects of all sizes, whether it be at home or work and was always very organized and precise in all that he did.

Pastor Keith Matthews will officiate a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center. Visitation will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center is honored to serve the Engle family.


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