David Wickham, 66, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday December 21, 2019 in the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Willard.
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David was born in Ashland Ohio January 15, 1953 the son of the late John “Jack” and Marcella (nee Johnston) Wickham. He was baptized and saved as a child, and a 1971 graduate of Crestview High School. David was a truck driver for 38 years and had drove for the companies Spader Freight of Clyde, OH, and K & P Trucking of Willard.
David was a character. As his wife stated, “He had his own language, and way of spelling.” His colorful way of communicating would be quick to raise an eyebrow, bring a smile to one’s face, and often a laugh or too. If David wasn’t picking on you, he didn’t like you. He chose his trucks based on if his dogs could sit next to him. He was a caring and generous man to his wife and children, or anyone who looked like they could use a pick me up. He was fondly known as “Mr. E” by the Red Cross, for which he volunteered. David enjoyed movies; especially Indiana Jones, Fishing, playing “Slot Games” on his phone, taking his Grandchildren to Cleveland Indians games, and especially the companionship of his two dogs; Buffy and Roxie, and his cat; Simon.
David is survived by his wife of twenty five years, Judy (nee Whittaker) Wickham, to whom he was married April 9, 1994. Three Daughters; Erin Hissong of Savannah, Amie Sherar of New London, and Erica Nasser of Lewis Center. Two Sons; Benjamin Wickham of Texas, and Christopher (Megan) Sherar of Ashland; three Grandsons, four Granddaughters, one sister Nancy Hone of Elyria, and one brother Michael (Barb) Wickman of Mansfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Cathy Hare, and four brothers; Gerald, Kenny “Slim”, John, and twin brother Danny Wickam.
A Celebration of Life will be Sunday January 5, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Legacy Room of the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with a message at 2:30 P.M. by Dawn Morton from Ashland University.
Memorial Contributions may be made in David’s memory to the Ashland County Animal Shelter; 1710 Garfield Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805.