Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 30, 2011 11:26 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — David L. Orahood, 55, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at his home.

David formerly worked in construction and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the West Mansfield Church of Christ and the West Mansfield Conservation Club, and was a former Boy Scout and Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and had especially enjoyed working with his team of Percheron draft horses.

He was born May 1, 1956, in Kenton to Jack Orahood and Mildred Smith Keester. His father survives in West Mansfield, and his mother survives in Chandlersville. David made his home with his aunt and uncle, Goldie and Bud Garwood, around age 12, and lived with them until he entered the Army. He married Marilyn Toy Mathys Herbert on Sept. 12, 1991, and she preceded him in death on May 12, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Bud Garwood; and several other aunts and uncles.

Along with his parents, survivors include his children, Josh (Cori) Orahood and Jessie Orahood, each of West Mansfield; and Jason (Sara) Orahood of St. John’s; five granddaughters; his sister, Lisa (Will) Cisco of Cable; five aunts, Goldie Garwood of West Mansfield, Lela (Greydon “Sam”) Hone of Bellefontaine; Sondra (Joe) Slavin of DeGraff, Bonnie (Bob) Styer of Reynoldsburg and Martha (Kenneth) Kearns of Belle Center.

Pastor Willis Moe will officiate the funeral service on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Burial will follow in East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Church of Christ. Condolences may be expressed at

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