Alan Arnold David

Alan Arnold David, 93, passed away on May 25, 2018 in The Springs at Simpsonville, SC.

He was born August 5, 1924 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Bruce W. and Jesse E. (Arnold) David.

He married Jean Rose on June 12, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio.

After graduating from Cleveland Heights H.S., he attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. During his college education, he entered the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Vincennes CL-64 in the Pacific where he fell in love with Australia and New Zealand. After serving two years, he was discharged and completed his electrical engineering degree at Case. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of engineering with local consumers via the REA (Rural Electrical Association) and later shared his experiences while an instructor at Ferris State College and Consumers Power in Michigan.

They left Michigan in 1985 to retire to Holiday, FL. In 2009 they relocated to Simpsonville, SC to be near family.

He is survived by son Alan T. David of Midland, MI; daughter Lucy Kebler (Glenn) of Six Lakes, MI; daughter Kathy Luebkert (Mark) of Simpsonville, SC; daughter Sally Klaasen (Bill) of L’Anse, MI; grandchildren Kelli Johnson and Bonnie Filipovic (Zlatko) and great grandchildren Lejla and James Filipovic. He is predeceased by his wife, Jean; sisters Joan, Bette and Alice.

He always enjoyed the rural life, especially gardening. His biggest contributions to his children were the love of music, volunteering and participation in life.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated with no memorial service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Springs at Simpsonville, BrightStar Care, and Pruitt Hospice for the excellent care they provided.

Condolences to the family of Alan Arnold David

  • Lauri Hageman
    6 years ago

    Our thoughts are with Alan’s family. It was nice to read such a nice story of my uncle’s life. It has been many years since we have been together, but I have many fond memories

  • Susan Thibodeau
    6 years ago

    Dear David Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Alan. We will never get used to losing our loved ones in death because as Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, we were created with everlasting life in view. But may you find comfort in knowing that Almighty God has promised that soon he will swallow up death forever along with the pain that it brings. (Isaiah 25:8) God has also promised that he will return Alan to you as it says at John 5:28,29 and also Psalms 37:29. You can also learn more about what happens when a loved one dies at

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