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“He pastored the Almira Wesleyan Church and led me to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour. He and his wife taught and loved me into...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jo Ann C. Erickson - Lake Ann, MI

“I work at W.g. Grinders, so I have many memories of David! I remember his favorite grinder was a ham & turkey, and when sharing it with Fern, it was...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Combs - Waynesfield, OH

“I have so many fond memories of my special "favorite" grandfather. Even though we lived so many hours away, I always looked so forward to his great...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Shannon (Leamon) Rock - NC

“Dear Craig & Cindi, Please accept my heart felt condolences and sympathies on the passing of your Dad. I only met the man one time, when you...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Harold Dorsett - Lima, OH

“Dear Leamon Family, I shall never forget our days of friendship at Frankfort. Bro. Leamon made a lasting impact on my young spiritual life. He...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Rev. Tim Cole - Bluffton, IN

“Whenever we had birthdays, I loved watching my nieces and nephews interact with David. He made them giggle and laugh. It was a joy to know that...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Andrea Hersey - Fort Wayne, IN

“Your going to be greatly missed grandpa, I have nothing but great memories, and fun times to think about during my life with you. from playing catch...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: mark leamon - sylva, NC

“I am truly saddened to learn of David's passing. Though we who survive will miss him, we know that he is rejoicing with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: David Lacy - Tipton, IN - brother

“I love this man...heaven just got all that much sweeter! Just to know him was a blessing! Look forward to the day I see him again in heaven! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dee Kerns-Whitacre - Elida, OH

Rev. David Wellington Leamon,
78, of Lima, Ohio died on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 10:10 his residence in Lima, Ohio.

Born April 5, 1934 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, he was the son of the late Walter Leamon and the late Mary (Plumly) Leamon.

He married Ferne Linda Schwab on August 9, 1958 in Owosso, MI, where they both attended college. His wife survives in Lima. David was an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church, pastoring for 35 years, churches in Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. He was involved for a number of years in youth ministry and promoting Sunday Schools in the districts he served. Following high school, David served in the United States Marine Corp from 1954-1957. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Surviving are: four sons, Rev. Michael (Wendy) Leamon of Silver Creek, NY, Steven (Lori) Leamon of Whittier, NC, Paul (Cheryl) Leamon of Chicago, IL and Benjamin (Beth) Leamon of Ft. Wayne, IN; a daughter, Cindi (Craig) Troyer of Elida, OH; thirteen grandsons and four granddaughters as well three great grandchildren will greatly miss their grandpa's love and teasing; two brothers, Paul Leamon and Joseph Leamon; four sisters, Joan Patton, Greta Stricker, Naomi Jewett and Martha Powers.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Viewing is at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013 and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Cable Road Alliance Church.

A service of celebration of life will be held at Cable Road Alliance Church, 2264 N. Cable Road at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 with Rev. Richard Jueckstock and Dr. Michael Boyes will officiate.

Interment will be in Salem Mennonite Cemetery, Elida, Ohio

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Great Commission Fund in care of Cable Road Alliance Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The family would like to express their thanks to the great nurses of St.Rita's Hospice for their loving care.