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David Calhoun

November 4, 1921 — March 25, 2020

David Brooks Calhoun, 98, of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, March 25, 2020. Born on November 4, 1921 to Orval Calhoun and Henrietta A. (Ranck) Calhoun in Jenkins, Kentucky. Survived by his children, David Dean Calhoun (Ela), Diane Louise Calhoun Krichbaum (Steve), and Donald Brooks Calhoun; grandchildren Erin Lee Calhoun (Deric), Kelly Ann Calhoun, Damion Douglas Armentrout (Beth), Sabra Armentrout Hickey (Tom), and Xandon Calhoun Johnson (Corinne); great grandchildren Marlaine Johnson, Linus Johnson, and Makaio Crago, as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years and partner in life’s adventres, Dorothy Louise (Ryan) Calhoun on August 22, 2016, also by his little sister Cornelia “Neal” (Calhoun) Tinapple, a neice Cheryl Ryan, and a nephew Jon Tinapple, and many dear friends.

He was a veteran of WWII, serving December 1942- December 1945, in N. Africa and Italy. Dave retired from Battelle Memorial Institute on January 31, 1984 after 31 years. Following retirement Dave established his own company, “Precision Metals Joining” and continued welding for many years. He was a member of the VFW, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the American Welding Society, and the National Rifle Association. Dave’s many activities included serving as a Boy Scout leader of Troop 351. President of the Oakland Park Community Council, and President of the Battelle Research Rod and Gun Club. He also taught welding classes from 1973-1979 at the Trades & Industry Center for Columbus Public Schools, and was a Yeoman of the Central High School Alumni/COSI Pirates Club, and a member of the Triple Creek #21 Good Sam RV Club.

In consideration of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a private burial will take place Monday, March 30. A memorial service and celebration of Dave’s life will be scheduled later this year.

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