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David Colvin Mellquist

May 12, 1941 - October 9, 2017
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Wayside Baptist Church
539 Brushy Fork Rd.
Buckhannon, WV 26416
Thursday 10/12, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
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Wednesday 10/11, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Wayside Baptist Church
539 Brushy Fork Rd.
Buckhannon, WV 26416
Friday 10/13, 11:00 am

David Colvin Mellquist, age 76, left his broken earthly body for heaven on October 9th surrounded by his family singing Victory in Jesus. David was born May 12, 1941 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a son of the late Orville K. Mellquist and the late Margaret N. Foulk Mellquist. He is survived by his wife of 54Continue Reading

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Karen English Zabadal left a message on October 17, 2017:
Dear cousins, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I've been following the family updates on FB and am so sorry for your loss. But it warms my heart to know David was ushered into heaven with a song of victory in Jesus. Being left behind is heartbreaking but knowing we'll all be together forever is comforting. I loved watching the video and seeing Aunt Margaret and Uncle Orville once again, along with family I haven't seen in years or ever met. You are truly blessed to have a close-knit family to share the joy and sorrow. Love and prayers to all, Karen
Sandra June Phillips left a message on October 15, 2017:
I knew David thru the Lions Organization. He was a gentle man who loved to give of himself in any way he could serve. I loved and will miss his Duck Call, pleasant demeanor, and positive attitude at the Lions meetings. My prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time. God Bless & Keep You All Now In Your Time of Need Sincerely, In Christ Jesus, Sandra Phillips
William McClung left a message on October 13, 2017:
Just saw this on Facebook. So sorry to hear about David. He was a good man and Christian. Brings back a lot if good memories. Ibam sure he will be missed.
David and Pam Lewis left a message on October 12, 2017:
Sorry to hear of David's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stacey Barnhart left a message on October 12, 2017:
Sending my deepest condolences to Dave's family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave almost 9 years ago when he trained me to take over his position at St. Joseph's Hospital due to his retirement. He was such a caring and selfless man. He periodically would stop in after he retired to check to see how I was doing. I pray for comfort for his family during this emotional time.
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Karen Haught harris left a message on October 12, 2017:
Our thoughts are with you and your family
Edith (Weigel)Thomas left a message on October 11, 2017:
So sorry for your loss.
Greg Mouser left a message on October 11, 2017:
Thinking of you'all today and Bless Brother David as he will be remembered for his life's work and his Treasured Legacy... Rest in Peace David...
Tom Roatch left a message on October 11, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen and the family. I am sorry for your loss. David was a great man of God, we will miss him! 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 " Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
Angy left a message on October 11, 2017:
Helen and family I'm so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. He was a wonderful man and former co-worker. Thank for allowing me the pleasure of being his nurse. He will be missed.
Maude Lockard left a message on October 11, 2017:
In memory of David Colvin Mellquist, Maude Lockard lit a candle
Don and Tammy Knotts left a message on October 10, 2017:
Praying our God give you comfort and peace during this time of great sadness. We grieve with Helen and David’s family, however he has graduated to his reward and for that we rejoice. David was truly a blessing to all who knew him and his passing has left us all with a deep sense of loss.
Barbara Hinkle left a message on October 10, 2017:
In memory of David Colvin Mellquist, Barbara Hinkle lit a candle
Pam (Haught) Stanley left a message on October 10, 2017:
Helen, My heart breaks for you. Loosing your spouse is loosing your other half. I know God will always comfort you, but the lonliness can be overwhelming. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. Pam
Carol & Les Petrie left a message on October 10, 2017:
Helen and family, Les & I are saddened at your loss but rejoice that David is home at last. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we will certainly keep praying that God will give you His peace and strength as you go through this last earthly goodbye...until you meet again. Love and prayers Carol and LesEprf
Melissa Blake left a message on October 10, 2017:
Bronlynn, Love and prayers for you and your family.
Glenn Sweet left a message on October 10, 2017:
May God's tender love be with him through eternity. And may the love of Jesus be with all of his family during this time.
Annie smith left a message on October 10, 2017:
Helen, Steven and I are praying for you and the girls. I so wish I could be with you. Please know that I will be remembering all of you through this difficult time. You and your family are such special people. My dear friend, God bless you. I love you.
Kara Hardway left a message on October 10, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers are with Helen, and his many other loved ones at this time. He was such a blessing to work with and to know as a fellow Christian. He will be greatly missed, but is finally home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless his family and may He comfort you all!
Gary E. Schoonover left a message on October 10, 2017:
Rev. and Mrs. Mellquist are very well thought of by mutual friends and that was a high recommendation. Over the years, we worked together on several occasions. It was my honor and pleasure to know him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Debbie Robison-Harn left a message on October 10, 2017:
Wayne and I were saddened to hear of David's passing, but in the midst of your grief, we are praying that the Lord will fill your hearts with loving memories of David and that He will give you comfort and peace of heart knowing that David is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
Gerry & Carolyn Clark left a message on October 10, 2017:
As a minister of Christ, David shared the "Good News" of the Gospel presenting God's Holy Word to a needy world. Last week David was welcomed to his heavenly home by the Lord himself. Unless I miss my guess there was a choir of angels singing in the background. He is enjoying what the rest of us can only dream of, a place to live prepared for us by the "Carpenter" Himself. Part of me is turning green with envy, in a Christian sort of way! The Mellquist family and ours were close neighbors and all our girls enjoyed sleepovers and doing whatever it is girls do... they certainly didn't sleep! Helen and Carolyn would enjoy taking walks in the evenings. Way back then David and I were both salesmen for Picker X-Ray Company and shared many hours together as I picked his brain on how to be a better salesman. Dave and I also shared one other passion; hearts that longed to be in the ministry. So did our wives and families. Although we took different paths to get there, we both spent many years doing what we knew God had called us to do. To Helen and the extended family we want to say; thank you for your friendship, your faithfulness to God's calling, and for being the kind of people others want to follow.
Robb Tweddell left a message on October 10, 2017:
Sorry for your loss. Peace to you and your family.
Joy Reed left a message on October 10, 2017:
Sorry for your loss
Wright Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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