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David Victor Surber

David Victor Surber

May 2, 1948-Sept. 13, 2021


David Victor Surber, 73, of Spring Hill, Tennesse, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

He was born May 2, 1948, at Indianapolis, the first of five children born to Raymond Victor Surber and Georgia Mae Wolven Surber. He was the grandson of Fred Surber and Colletta Mae Wall Surber of Science Hill, Kentucky and Montie James Wolven and Elvia Mae Freels Wolven of Indianapolis.

He graduated May 15, 1966, from Roachdale High School; served from May 25, 1966 through May 23, 1970 as a medical administrative assistant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas; Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio; and Naha Air Base, Okinawa, The Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

He was baptized by W.A. Little on Sept. 17, 1966 at the Tenth & Broad Church of Christ in Wichita Falls, Texas, while stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base. David graduated from David Lipscomb College on Dec. 9, 1978 with a B.A. in accounting. He was an accountant level II and worked at Clover Bottom Developmental Center in Nashville. He retired on June 30, 2012 after 28 and one-half years. He was credited with an additional five years of service due to his military service with United States Air Force.

He was a member of the West End Church of Christ in Nashville for 42 years (1976-2018) and served for a number of years on the staff of West End’s Bible Encampment at Fall Creek Falls State Park. More recently, he was a member of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill.

He married Melanie Jo Levengood on Aug. 25, 1973, at Helena, Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dan Ray Surber; and sister Janis Faye Fletcher.

He is survived by wife Melanie Jo Surber; two children, Richard Michael Andrew Surber and Mary Catherine Elizabeth Surber; brother Timothy Lee Surber; sister-in-law Terry Stevens Surber; brother-in-law David Fletcher; sister Julie Dickman, all of Crawfordsville; and sister-in-law Theresa Surber of Jackson, MS.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, with Dale Jenkins officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Surber, Travis Surber, Steve Parham, Randy Cornwell, Donald Harris and Wesley Bender. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project

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