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David Allen "Dave" Fahnestock

Died: April 18, 2019

David Allen “Dave” Fahnestock, 90, of Winchester, Virginia passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 18, 2019, surrounded by family.

Dave was well known in the Frederick County area, having lived and worked here all his life. He was born in 1928 in Winchester, Virginia, one of 12 children born to the la…read more

David Allen “Dave” Fahnestock, 90, of Winchester, Virginia passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 18, 2019, surrounded by family.

Dave was well known in the Frederick County area, having lived and worked here all his life. He was born in 1928 in Winchester, Virginia, one of 12 children born to the late Rev. Cephas Fahnestock and Sallie Butler Fahnestock. Dave is preceded in death by six brothers, Daniel, Randolph, Paul, Reuben, Robert and Ray; three sisters, Frances Luttrell, Margaret Childs, Dorothy Carper and half-sister, Isabella Yeakley. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Hardesty and Mary Lowery.

Dave married Dorothy “Dot” Morrison in 1949 at the Stephenson Methodist Church, by his father. Dot was Dave’s beautiful and devoted wife for 57 years until her death in 2006. “I was fortunate and blessed to have Dot as my wife”. He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Cline of Clear Brook, Virginia, Sherry Patterson of Winchester, Virginia, and Susan Coppage of Strasburg, Virginia. A fourth daughter, Cindy Fries of Clear Brook, Virginia preceded him in death. He has five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Dave graduated from Stonewall High School, Class of 1946, and in 2011 was inducted into the James Wood Hall of Fame from his graduating class for being an outstanding student and athlete. After graduating from Madison College, he taught at Middletown High School and was principal of White Hall & Bryarly Schools. Dave was a Winchester Police Officer for 8 years, owned and operated The Sports Center Store on Boscawen Street for 17 years. He was an auctioneer throughout Virginia and West Virginia for over 50 years.

Hunting and fishing were Dave’s chief past-times and he loved to teach others how to hunt and call turkey. Governor Chuck Robb appointed Dave to the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Commission as a Representative for 4 years. He was founder and president of the Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club of which he served for over 40 years. Dave was past president of the Winchester Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and a member of the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Board.

When he was a young man Dave accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was a faithful member and Board Trustee for the First United Methodist Church in Winchester. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Bible Class and enjoyed speaking in many churches throughout the area earlier in his life.

A visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am on Wednesday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with a funeral service at 11 am with Reverend William White and Reverend Chuck Davis officiating. Dave will be laid to rest beside his beloved Dot in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Amherst Chapel

Address:

1600 Amherst Street
Winchester,VA 22601

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Amherst Chapel

Address:

1600 Amherst Street
Winchester,VA 22601

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mount Hebron Cemetery

Address:

Winchester,VA 22601

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601


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