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David Griffen Oldham
April 14, 1959 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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David Griffen Oldham Sr., 64, of New Paris, passed away at home on January 9, 2024.
David was born April 14, 1959 in Johnstown, PA. He was the son of the late Lyle and Delores Oldham (Kokoruda) of Alum Bank.
On June 14, 2014 he married Darlene Oldham (Hockenberry).
David is survived by two daughters; Shannon, fiancé of Luis Lopez; Kaleigh, wife of Gregory Schoen; son Jacob; step daughter Deana; grandchildren, Hailey, Mallory, Aleyah, Jack and James; great-grandchildren Sylas, Brynley and Levi; and step-grandchildren Ethan, Ezra and Elizabeth. He was the brother of Lyle (Gue), husband of Beth, and Reon.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Jr., and life-long best friend Thomas (Blimp) Yarnell.
David graduated from Chestnut Ridge High School in 1977. He was a long-haul truck driver and owner operator for 43 years. He was a former street stock dirt track race car driver, # 7N'7. He was a life-long NASCAR and Steelers fan who watched and attended countless races with Jacob and games with Shannon. He loved the outdoors and camping, and playing cards. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was known by many as the best around at skinning a deer. A force to be reckoned with around a campfire, no bonfire ever burned bigger than Dave's. He was an enthusiastic storyteller, and loved recalling his childhood spent at Oldham's Auto Salvage, as well as retelling many an inebriated adventure. Dave never met anyone he couldn't share a beer with, yet would remind everyone to "limit yourself to one more," advice that was rarely taken in his presence. Dave also never met an argument he couldn't win, and many will fondly remember him as never having been wrong in his entire life.
David was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, post 113; VFW Post 9219 of Pleasantville; Chestnut Ridge Bow & Gun Club; and Masonic Lodge No. 524 of Everett. He was Methodist and attended Horne Church of Pleasantville and Riot Church of the Nazarene. He will be missed greatly by his friends and family and would like to remind everyone who attends his services to "Drive fast and tell the truth."
Friends and family will be received on Saturday, January 13 from 2 to 4p.m. and 6 to 8p.m. at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 14 at 11a.m. at the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.
Interment will be held at Pleasantville Cemetery.
Arrangements by the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.