David Luther VanCleave

David Luther VanCleave of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at his home. He was 77.

Born Aug. 1, 1941, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of John and Lois Maxwell VanCleave. He attended school in Alamo and later worked for his father in the tractor and auto parts business. He worked for Traction Auto but had mostly been self-employed.

He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and tractors and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean (Daniels) VanCleave. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Also surviving are sons, David Wayne (Melissa) VanCleave, Tom (fiancée Suzan) VanCleave, Mike (girlfriend Robin) VanCleave, Donald VanCleave, John (Kim) VanCleave and Joshua (Brittany) VanCleave, all of Crawfordsville; sister Magaret (Billy) Estep; grandchildren, Korey, Destiny, Heaven, Destiny, Aubrie, Trenton, Trevor, Brittany, Perry, Kristifer, Tacie and Tyler; and great-grandchildren, Bryleigh, Ethan, Olivia and Addison.

Preceding him in death are sisters, Betty, Mary, Nancy and Judy.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, led by Pastor Nathan Miller at Grace & Mercy Ministries on Oak Hill Road, Crawfordsville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the church. Burkhart Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences can be made at www.burkhartfh.com.