Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Dave E. Buirley, age 79, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday September 10, 2021 at his residence in Celina.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon (Schulte) Buirley. He is also survived by his three daughters Lisa Rohrbach of Celina, Shelley (Greg) Dicke of New Bremen, Carrie (Joe) Gehle of Celina. He leaves behind five grandchildren; Dr. Meagan (Dr. Brian) Dinh of Beavercreek, Joel (Hannah) Hemmelgarn of New Bremen, Austin Hemmelgarn of New Bremen, Brooke (Shane) Carr of Mullen, Nebraska, Macy (Dylan) Gibbons of Celina, three great grandsons; William David Dinh, Bentley Thomas Gibbons and Waylon David Gibbons. David is survived by two sisters Barbara (Mervin) Butts of West Milton, Judy (Rick) Paradine of Angola, IN, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob (Kathy) Schulte of Celina.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence "Buck" and Edith (Borts) Buirley, his in-laws Bob (Colleen) Schulte, and a granddaughter Brittany.
Dave was a 1960 graduate of Coldwater High School in Coldwater, Michigan. Upon graduation he moved to Dayton, Ohio where he attended Dayton Barber College. He barbered in Dayton for approximately fifteen years. He retired from Crown Equipment Corporation after thirty years of service. He joined the Army Reserves in 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1970. Dave loved sports, his kids and animals. He was an amazing Father and a wonderful Papa.
Honorary pallbearers are Harold Pleiman, Don Fortkamp, Nephew Jeff Butts, Todd Brown, Kyle Schulte and Derek Schulte.
There will be no viewing.
Services will be held at the convenience of the Buirley Family.
Meeting David at Heaven's Gate will be two of his long-time friends Dick Shook and Dick Spriggs.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.
In lieu of flowers Dave requested that donation be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central Ohio Chapter at PO Box 324, Blacklick, OH 43004, or fightcff.org select Mercer/Lima Great Strides.