David Lee Blondell, 75, of Columbus passed away Monday December 13,2021 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born January 17,1946 in Harlan County, KY Dave was the son of Coy and Ella Finns Blondell. He married Donna Byrnes and she survives.

Other survivors include children, Jeana (Tony) Smith of Columbus and David (Karrie) Blondell, II of Columbus; grandchildren, Amanda (Josh) Ross of Franklin, Devin Smith of Seymour and Lauryn Blondell of Columbus; great grandchildren, Rhett and Wrenley Ross of Franklin; siblings, Darrell Blondell of Jefferson City, TN; sister-in-law, Kay Blondell of Martinsville and several nieces and nephews.

Before retirement Dave had been employed in the automotive industry in the IT department.

Dave was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Vietnam War.

A funeral service for David was conducted Monday December 20 at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Pastor Charles Kennedy officiating.  Burial was at Flat Rock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of David may be sent to Wounded Warriors.

Dave was a sports fan at heart. If it involved a ball, he watched it on television. The Reds were his favorite team to watch. He enjoyed eating out at many restaurants with Donna and taking long car rides with her and their dog Tex. He enjoyed working with wood, carving and painting what he sculped and showing off his pieces. Dave was one of the kindest, most loving men to be around. He loved many things his family, God and life. He loved to laugh and tell stories. But most of all no one ever left Dave without him telling you that you were loved greatly by him.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Blondell; sister, Doris Roberts, sister-in-law, Betty Blondell and brother-in-law, Curtis Roberts.

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