OBITUARY

David Israel LePelley

February 2, 2015September 29, 2021

On September 29th, 2021, David Israel LePelley, our beloved little brother and friend, was gathered into the bosom of his Creator, gaining his eternal reward. Though God granted us this little treasure for just six short years, the impact of his smiling face and his energetic participation in services will not soon be forgotten. He was an excellent student with a passion for learning. His avid participation in the Oklahoma Braves Navigator's outpost will be sorely missed by his fellow Cadets, Navigators, and leaders. Bro. David was born on February 2, 2015, and Born Again on August 2, 2021. He was a good boy, who like King David of old demonstrated a heart after God at an early age. He boldly proclaimed to the world at a recent street meeting, "I'm so glad salvation is not just for older people, but it's for younger people too."

Bro. David is survived by his parents Bro. Christopher Ryan and Sis. Catherine Michelle LePelley, sisters Abigail Ryanne, Charity Michelle, and Joanna Hope. He is also survived by paternal grandparents Jeff LePelley and Shelly Coffman; maternal grandparents William Todd and Barbara Cole, his great-grandparents, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Though the loss causes us pain, we do not weep as those that have no hope, knowing that we shall be reunited in Glory when we meet to part no more.

Services will be held on Sunday October 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Church of God 5065 St. Route 49, Greenville, Ohio with Apostle D. Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday October 2, 2021 at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, October 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Sunday, October 3, 2021

Memories

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Kari Tiller

October 14, 2021

David,
I'm glad we got to be in kindergarten and part of first grade together. We had lots of fun together. I liked throwing footballs with you, and I liked sleeping in the tent with you at Summit. I'm glad we were friends. I'm going to miss you a lot!
Stephen

Elisabeth Tovstiga

October 14, 2021

Dear David, I remember all the times we would ride along to school together and have such fun times laughing and telling stories. I will never forget when we hunted frogs and ate their legs. I love you and will miss you!

Jonathan

Elisabeth Tovstiga

October 14, 2021

Dear David, I remember all the fun times I spent with you, especially when we built our tepee and went frog hunting. I will miss you!

Justus

Sara Friesen

October 13, 2021

Brother David,
Your beaming smile and enthusiastic participation in everything you did will be greatly missed. We enjoyed keeping your family in our home when OKC would come to Texas for services. You were only with us for a few short years but your life will keep preaching as long as time continues! I know you are enjoying being in the presence of the One who saved your soul so recently. Soon, Little Brother, we will come to join you there.
Bro. Danny and Sis. Sara Friesen

Miriam Yoder

October 13, 2021

I will miss seeing you in the children's group when they go up to sing. I loved to hear you sing wholeheartedly.
Precious memories will be with us always.
Sister Miriam Yoder

David Yoder

October 13, 2021

I always enjoyed your friendly smile and appreciated how you would greet me when we got to be together for meetings.
Brother David Yoder

Miriam Yoder

October 13, 2021

David, we enjoyed so much having you and your family here for dinner in December, 2020.
After dinner we went down to the pond to take your family picture. We will cherish those pictures. We are thankful that we got to know you as a friend.
Brother David and Sister Miriam Yoder

Aquilla Sorrell

October 13, 2021

Dear David, I will always remember what a soldier you were! As a toddler learning to walk you would take off towards the prayer bench. Oops you fell down, but you never cried. You just got up and took off again! I will always remember your pretty blue eyes. We all loved you so much, but Jesus loved you the most. Bye, until we meet again.
Sis.Aquilla Sorrell

Hannah Bontrager

October 13, 2021

Dear David,
I will greatly miss you being in my math class. You were such a bright student and always ready to learn something new! How careful you were when coloring your pictures and writing your numbers. I can even hear you now counting in your funny voice just to try to make us laugh. You earned your prize for your good behavior but I didn’t get a chance to give you your prize. David, it seems as if I can hear you calling to us from the shores of heaven! You are blessed, little David, to be even now with our own Father! As you watch us from day to day just know we will always love and miss you!
Your Last Math Teacher,
Sis. Hannah Bontrager

Alice Yoder

October 13, 2021

Little King David, I will always remember your eager participation in service whether it was supporting the preaching or singing with your whole heart! Your love for life manifested itself through your energetic singing and I predicted that you would be a song leader some day.
One of my last memories of you was at the Sallisaw meeting when you met my son Benaiah for the first time. You and Joanna came over to the car seat before service to see the little baby and you were both smiling and so thrilled to finally meet him. (Benaiah is one of your “mighty men”!)
Your short life has inspired many and I will miss seeing your bright, sweet face in service.

— Sister Alice Yoder

FROM THE FAMILY