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David Lee McKinniss
David Lee McKinnissEMSDavid Lee McKinniss, 57, of LaRue, died early Saturday morning November 7, 2020 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1963 in Marion to Sheldon and Marji (Fabian) McKinniss and they survive in LaRue.

Dave was a dedicated volunteer for the Scioto Valley Fire Dept. in LaRue. E.M.S was a big part of Daveís life, he had worked many years for the former Stofcheck Ambulance Service, as a paramedic and manager. In recent years he had also worked as an instructor at the Tri-Rivers Career Center.

Dave loved his family, he helped on the family farm and always enjoyed family get togethers, birthdays and holidays.
He enjoyed camping with family and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving along with his parents are his children: Bob (Sara) McKinniss of LaRue, Danielle N. (Roy Hayes) McKinniss of Dayton, Maggie S. (Derek) Daniel of LaRue and Anna M. (Jacob) Beltz of Marion
Grandchildren: Koal, Maddy, Hannah, Bree, Faith, Destiny, Jack, Remington and Raylynn
Siblings: Steve (Gwyn) McKinniss and Sue Smith both of LaRue
His significant other: Mary Ross of LaRue
Sister in law: Melissa McKinniss of Nevada and numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by a brother: Doug McKinniss

Public Graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Friday November 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Fairview Cemetery near LaRue, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Friends may call at a Drive-Thru calling hours Thursday from noon until 5:00 pm at the family farm, 10274 Windfall Rd., LaRue, Ohio 43332.

Memorial gifts may be made to the LaRue Firefighters Assn. 100 N. Front St. LaRue, Ohio 43332

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: barb jones
Green Camp
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 12:19 PM

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry.

#2 from: Marilyn Gamble Hassinger
Radnor, Ohio
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 2:10 PM

I was so sad to hear of Daveís passing. He was a wonderfully kind man. We graduated from Elgin together in 1981. My deepest sympathy to his family. May God comfort wrap his loving arms around you and provide comfort during these difficult days ahead.

#3 from: Ruth Henicle
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 5:27 PM

What a sweet nephew you were! Loved your family dearly & you will be surely missed! Gone too soon! Rest easy!

#4 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
10484 Hoskins Road
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 5:28 PM

My sincere sympathy to the family.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, Elgin High School Librarian, 1965=1996

#5 from: Rebecca Lundquist
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 5:37 PM

I am really sorry to hear about Dave. I will really miss him and prayers for the kids and the family.

#6 from: Jon and Kelly Sill
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 5:40 PM

So saddened by Daveís passing. He was such a warm and caring man. I know he will be missed. We love you and are praying for all.

#7 from: VICKY DUNN
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 6:23 PM

I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I will always remember Dave as one of my very best friends. We started as co-works at Stofchecks.  Then one day he became our hero. Saving my daughters life when she was just a couple months old. That lead to an ever lasting friendship.  I will miss you always Dave!

#8 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 6:47 PM

To the family of David McKinniss...Susie..Anna..Jacob...his parents..We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son..brother..and father..our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.  Remember and cherish all the good times, and may the Lord help all of you get through this difficult time.    

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#10 from: Christina Pickett
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 8:11 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the McKinniss family.
Ron & CHris Pickett

#11 from: Jeff & Suzy Wall
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 8:20 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family and his EMS family. He will be greatly missed .

#12 from: Paula
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 8:23 PM

I had  the pleasure and privilege to meet and become friends with Dave 4 yrs. ago when he started dating my closest friend Susie..  he was such a kind hearted man..  Never heard him say anything negative about anyone..  Susie and Dave so loved each other.. that was very obvious..  he will be greatly missed..

#13 from: Rebecca Lundquist
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 8:57 PM

I am very sorry to hear about Dave and I am sending prayers for my Uncle Sheldon and Aunt Margi.I am sending love and hugs to all the family.

#14 from: Wilma Fuson
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 6:59 AM

My sincere sympathy for the passing of Dave. Thoughts and prayers for family, friends and co-workers touched by his life. He will be missed.

Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:05 AM


#16 from: Jesse & Vickie Sipes
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 8:47 AM

David, We will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. RIP Brother.

#17 from: Wendy Crabtree
La Rue
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Dave was a very patient and kind man who taught me and many others skills in first responder courses. He really cared about others and will be deeply missed in our community.

#18 from: Marcy Dome
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 10:19 AM

I worked with Dave at Stofcheck, and he was such a wonderful guy! His friendliness and attitude made him a favorite around the office. He will surely be missed!

#19 from: Elaine Evans
Pillar Credit Union
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 10:20 AM

To all of Dave's family & love ones,
My heart broke when I heard the news of Dave's passing. He was always someone you were glad to see & had such a sweet smile to give. I truly don't think he ever knew a stranger. The world is a little dimmer without him here however the memories of him still shine bright. I pray God gives you peace & comfort in the coming days & know that his spirit lives on through all of you. RIP until we all met again my friend, Elaine

#20 from: David and Sue Thompson
Marion Ohio
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM

I worked with Dave at Stofchecks and he also was a friend.  He was a super person and will be missed.  My condolences to the family.

#21 from: Ashley Kightlinger
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 1:19 PM

Danielle, Maggie, & Anna,
Iím so sorry for your loss. Words canít express my deepest sympathy. You all and your family will be in my prayers!

#22 from: Adam and Rhonda Irey
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Dave's family, friends and fire fighters. Such a caring heart with the passion to share with others. You will be truly missed.
Rhonda and Adam

#23 from: Larry Lewis, MD
Jupiter, Fl
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 2:22 PM

Very saddened to hear about Daveís death.  We did a lot of medical teaching together and it was my fortune to work with him on the EMS council for Marion County. Dave was one of our leaders in the EMS community.  He was always the voice of reason.  A great paramedic, teacher and mentor.  He will be very much missed in the medical and EMS community.   My condolences to his family.

#24 from: Carol Thompson
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM

I worked with Dave for years on the squad. What a great guy! He always had a smile, and working with him was a little easier when we had difficult runs.  My heart goes out to his family.  You are all in my prayers.  Dave will be missed by us all.

#25 from: Connor Enmen
Logan, OH
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 8:15 PM

Dave was one of the instructors in my medic class back in 2015/2016. I had given up on myself but he didnít! He pushed me to be the best I could be and Iím now at a point in my career that wouldnít have been possible without him. Thank you for everything Dave, Rest In Peace my friend. My prayers are with you all.

#26 from: Avanza
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 9:30 PM

My heart is broken for you, Dave's family. You were his life and love. He was an amazing medic and friend and my memories of him are full of love and laughter. The impact he had on the people who's lives he touched is everlasting. My heart and prayers go out to all of you, he'll always be missed and remembered.

#27 from: Carol and Pete McKinniss
Riverside, Ohio
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 6:10 AM

Our prayers for family... we lost our David  2017...our hearts ache with yours... may God give you peace and memories of his love fill you each day.  Pete and Carol  McKinniss

#28 from: Chris Wilson
Columbus, OH
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 7:40 AM

I worked EMS with Dave. He was a compassionate medic. He will be deeply missed.

#29 from: Ron and Ni-Gee
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 11:02 AM

So sorry to hear of Dave's passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers

#30 from: Tyna McDaniel
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:19 PM

Dave sure touched a lot of lives! We should all aspire to leave such an indelible mark on the world. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Prayers of peace and comfort for his family and friends.

#31 from: Richard George
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 8:28 AM

Very saddened to hear the news of Dave's passing. Dave was a dedicated Paramedic who shared his talents and expertise with our students, staff, and community. He was an excellent EMS instructor, who was always willing to go above and beyond to help out. Dave's contributions to our local EMS were many and he will be deeply missed.

#32 from: Katie Keller
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 8:14 PM

Dave you will truly be missed by so many people. I had a lot of great memories working with you. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

#33 from: Eric DeJon Giffin
Tucson, Arizona 85756
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:04 AM

Sorry for your loss. Your Father will be missed. Take care. Anna and Jacob and children we are truly sorry. From Tucson , Arizona DeJon and Eric and Wood families love

#34 from: Sandra and Marvin Guider
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Our sincere condolences to Dave's Family....especially Sheldon and Marj.  Hold your memories close to your heart and may those memories comfort you at this sad time. Marvin and Sandy Guider

#35 from: Joe & Pam Harkless
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for your family

#36 from: Shelley Ray
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 9:02 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family. His service to his city as a fireman and medic will not be forgotten.

#37 from: Shelley Ray
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 9:07 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family. His service to LaRue as a fireman and medic will not be forgotten.

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