David Lee Minor went to meet his heavenly father on September 7, 2021. He was born on December 19, 1952 in Terre Haute, Indiana. On July 4, 1971, Dave married the love of his life; Rita Ridener. The couple celebrated their 50 years of unconditional love this summer in a commemoration at their son’s house with family and friends.
Dave was in the U.S. Army reserves before gaining employment with the Zigler Coal Mine for 12 years. After leaving the mine, he began his career with Ampacet in Terre Haute. This career path led him to eventually being a Color Chemist and retiring after more than 30 years of service.
He was a devout Christian and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Clinton, IN. He also attended church with his daughter at the Stateline Church.
For the last 20 years, Dave enjoyed running and participated in and won many races; ranging from 5k’s to Marathons. He was able to reach the status of qualifying for and running in the Boston Marathon, competing at a Master’s level, and competing in the Senior Olympics.
Dave also enjoyed watching his 8 grandchildren participate in their respective sports for the last 15 years. Some of the sports in which he became the biggest fan were baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, cheerleading, and wrestling. Dave was also able to coach his kid’s sports teams, his grandkid’s sports teams, and was also able to coach many talented and unforgettable athletes throughout the years.
Another pastime that Dave enjoyed was taking his newly purchased Thunderbird to car shows with his grandsons.
Dave and Rita have three beautiful children and 8 grandchildren. Dave and Amanda (Step) Minor have three children; Bo, Brock, and Becca. Bobby and Darla (Russell) Minor have three children; Kerrigan, Kenley, and Keelyn. Heather and Larry Stultz have two children; Gavin and Gunner. Also surviving is a brother; Chuck (Kathy) Minor, and three sisters; Mary Jo Graham, Doris Johnson and Marilyn White. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Dave is proceeded in death by his parents; Rudolph and Norma (Hux) Minor, three sisters; Irma Bailey, Barb Waggoner, and Beverly Kane, sister-in-law; Kathi (Hoops) Minor, niece; Tonya Shearon, nephew; Jeff Bailey, and a great nephew; Michael Bailey.
Visitation will be held at the Giovanini Funeral Home in Clinton, IN, on Sunday September 12, 2021 from 3:00 PM EST to 7:00 PM EST. Family members will be paying tribute to Dave's life at 6:00 PM. He will be laid to rest at the Walnut Grove Cemetery with Military Graveside services following a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church on September 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wabash Valley Road Runners Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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