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David Vance Crites

David Vance Crites, 32, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Pickering House.  He was born May 8, 1985 in Lancaster and was the son of Willison and Tracy (Mettler) Crites who survive.  David was a 2004 graduate of Amanda Clearcreek High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Administration at Ohio University.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Katlyn (O’Ryan) Crites; two brothers, Thomas and Cassius Crites both of Lancaster; father and mother-in-law, Michael and Rhonda O’Ryan of Lancaster; sisters-in-law, Cristi (Ramone) Ridge of Grove City and Rachel (Jon) Schneider of Lancaster and a niece Myla Schneider.  He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.
A funeral service will be held 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastor Otis Tate officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 176, Amanda, Ohio 43102 in David’s memory.

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A Winter Blessings was sent on March 2, 2018

Cristi, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalms 34:18. You are in our prayers to be comforted and to find peace. God bless David, he is in a more beautiful place. Our sincerest sympathies, Kellie, Mark, Ryan, & Cami McGinley and Marilyn O'Ryan.

Expression of Sympathy Mar 2 2018 12:00 AM

A Stone Angel with Small Bowl was ordered on March 1, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 1 2018 12:00 AM

A Sunflower Garden Basket was sent on February 28, 2018

Sorry for your loss, You All are in our prayer's. The Black's

Expression of Sympathy Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

Will Tracy & family, Sending my deepest sympathy & prayers to you on the passing of your son. Go Bless Susie Schmelzer

Susie Schmelzer Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in Heaven Dave! I know for a fact you brought so much joy to your wife and she always is sooo proud of you. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. To Katlyn.....When there are no words to say, just know that I'm always here for you.

Brandi Keaton-Spencer Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

Heartfelt Sympathies and Deepest Condolence to Kaitlyn and family. May you be comforted by your treasured memories.

Leah Porter Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

A Comforting Thoughts was sent by Jenifur Godfrey, Jessica Smith, Amanda Alvarez, Myra Parker, Dontae Jones, and Mary Akanni on February 28, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Crites

Jackie McNichols Feb 27 2018 12:00 AM

Tracy, Will and family, I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. Davie was such a sweetheart of a guy. My heart is breaking for all of you. God Bless You Davie and Rest In Peace sweet soul.

Lori Foley Feb 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Crites

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