David Conrad Halley was a complex man that seemed to live more than 1 life, but eventually lost his battle with mortality December 22nd, 2019, surrounded by a small number of those who loved him, with many more there with him in thought. Preceded in death by his parents (Myron and Thelma), brother (Robert) and daughter (Paige). He is survived by 5 siblings (Richard, Linda, Michael, John and Brad), 3 children (Jan, Anthony, and Patrick), 9 grandchildren (Brittany, Ashley, Asa, Caurina, Kristen, Lana, Abigail, Zachary, and Conrad), 5 great grandchildren (Kyler, Dominic, Gage, Sophia and Olivia), 22 nieces and nephews plus many more great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and godchildren; he was loved.
During his life, David gained and lost multiple fortunes. An innovative mind allowed him to see things others could not, leading to the development of several businesses in a variety of fields. He married and divorced two women, caring for many more though he never remarried. Served in the Air Force with pride though he rarely discussed it. He received degrees from Wittenberg (Undergraduate) and Stetson (MBA) Universities. Sober for 8 days short of 25 years, he made it clear that he wanted his story told without hiding the truth or making him out to be a perfect person, though I’m sure he would be disappointed in us if we didn’t embellish a bit. He sang in the Wilmington Methodist choir and the community chorus (Cantabile) for several years and enjoyed reaching for the lowest base tone he could produce. In his later years many came to know him as a talented wood worker, producing furniture and other items. The countless family and friends who loved him will miss him dearly.
Please come share favorite stories during a visitation with the family on January 31st from 5-7pm and a memorial service will occur the next day, February 1st at 10am. All services are located at the United Methodist Church in Wilmington, OH.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to make donations to the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Ohio.