David E. Lybarger, 90, of rural Bluffton, passed away at 12:16 p.m. on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at his residence. He died on his 90th birthday from injuries in an accident at his residence.
He was born on Saturday, December 25, 1920, in Geneva to Jesse and Jeanette Ineichen Lybarger.
He was a 1939 graduate of Hartford Township High School in Adams County.
He formally attended Old Salem United Methodist Church in Wells County.
He was self-employed, had formerly worked for Linn Grove Hardware, and also ran a milk route for many years.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the European Theater in the U.S. Army from July 20, 1942 to November 20, 1945, and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6751 in Geneva.
He was also a lifetime member and a past treasurer of the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association and a member of Buckeye Farm Antiques at Wapakaneta, Ohio. He collected antique engines and tractors for many years.
He married Virginia R. Wheeler on September 4, 1943, in California; she passed away on August 17, 1990.
Survivors include one son, Marty J. Lybarger (and wife Carol) of Geneva, and one brother, Frank Lybarger (and wife Janie) of Sebring, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Jeanette Ineichen Lybarger; his wife, Virginia R. Lybarger; one son, Lindal R. Lybarger; one brother, Patrick Lybarger; and two sisters, Kathleen Jones and Geneive Thall.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Geneva, where the family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m on Tuesday, December 28, 2010.
The funeral service will be in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, with Rev. Herb Hummel officiating.
Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Geneva, with graveside rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6751 in Geneva.
Memorials are to the donor's favorite charity.