Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Donovan R. Oswalt (November 19, 2013)

Donovan R. Oswalt, age 70, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:01 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on March 4, 1943 in Painter Creek, Ohio, to the late Mark & Dorothy (Godown) Oswalt.

He is survived by his wife Teresa (Grilliot) Oswalt of Greenville whom he married on September 9, 1977; children and their spouses, Michael (Karen) Oswalt of Centerville, Ohio, Steven (Amber) Oswalt of Fletcher, Ohio, Fred (Suzanne) Oswalt of Delaware, Ohio, Joe (Bethany) Oswalt of Neosho, Missouri, John (Alvita) Oswalt of Hampshire, Tennessee, Buffy (Stephen) Lavy of Arcanum, Ohio, and Zachary (Jeff) Oswalt of Fircrest, Washington; 23 grandchildren; brother Merlin Oswalt of Heber Springs, Arkansas; sister and brother in law, Janice (Ned) Kress of Huber Heights, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Donovan was a welder and retired from AGCO New Idea as a general foreman. He also worked at Scioto Services in Troy and was the owner and operator of Brown Sweet Shop in Versailles. For over 20 years Donovan was a Christian educator for the Tabernacle Christian School and Emmaus Learning Center. He was a member of the Emmaus New Testament Church and was a board member for the Darke County Pregnancy Help Center.

There will be a service held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Jim Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Emmaus Learning Center Scholarship Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com