David Wise Ohl
Date of Birth: December 7, 1934
Date of Death: September 5, 2018
September 13, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
September 14, 2018 - 11:00 am - Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church
David Wise Ohl, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on September 5,2018 after a short illness. He was born December 7,1934 in Akron, Ohio, son of Rachel and Clyde Ohl. In 1956 during a period of three weeks, he graduated from Case Institute of Technology, married his wife Mary Lou, and moved to Huntington, WV. He then began his long career at International Nickel Company which later became Special Metals serving in a variety of positions, retiring after forty-three years as VP of Marketing and Sales. During his 62 years in Huntington, he was always very active in the community. He served on numerous boards including the Ronald McDonald House, YMCA Board and Foundation, and was a longtime trustee for Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was also an active member of the Rotary Club of Huntington as well as the City Club. During the Christmas season, you could always find him selling Christmas trees for Big Brothers Big Sisters or ringing the bell for The Salvation Army. Despite his busy schedule, his family was always his number one priority. When his family was young, he was always present as a coach, a cheerleader, or bus driver. Later on, as his family grew older, he loved to organize family gatherings and vacations, always attending to the most minute details. He was most proud of his five grandchildren attending each of their high school and college graduations. With their assistance, he even mastered the art of texting so that he could keep up with their busy lives. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou Ohl, his son Jeffrey C Ohl, and by his two sisters and brother. He is survived by his son Matthew Ohl (Suzanne) of Charlotte, NC and by his daughter Jennifer Sanders (David) of Shorewood WI. He is further survived by his grandchildren Kathryn Ohl Moore (John), Sara Ohl, Christopher Ohl, all of Charlotte NC, and Hallie Sanders of Nashville, TN, and Henry Sanders of Olympia WA. As we celebrate his life, the family would like to recognize his wide circle of friends from Huntington as well as those in his summer community of Lakeside, OH. A visitation will be held from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Friday, September 14, 2018 at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Huntington, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jeffrey C Ohl Scholarship in care of the United Methodist Foundation of WV Inc. or the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington, Inc.
From: Sally and Fred adkins Sep 9 2018 7:14PM Dearest Jennifer and Matt,
We were greatly saddened to read of your dad’s death. He was a wonderful soul and we were blessed to have known him. Our sincere love and condolences to you and your family. God’s peace to all.
Sally and Fred Adkins
From: Kathy Roberts Copley Sep 14 2018 11:21AM David Ohl made quite an impression on me. During my entire teaching career I never saw anyone more faithful and attentive to the student he was mentoring. Week after week, Dave was there trying to help a boy at Huntington Middle School. When I mentioned my admiration for him in my Sunday School class last Sunday, one of the gals added that he had tutored at Central City Elementary School as well.
Several years ago I had an opportunity to thank him. He was modest about his attempts; but he made a gigantic impact on me, and I imagine on many students as well. He will be remembered by many as a committed, caring, great man.
Kathy Roberts Copley