David Lee Scherer, 73, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at SOMC in Portsmouth, He was born September 4, 1948 in Portsmouth, a son of the late John Martin and Ruth Elizabeth Seyfried Scherer.
Dave was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a 1967 Notre Dame High School graduate. For more than twenty years, he worked in the shipping & receiving department of the former Sear’s store in downtown Portsmouth, and he later worked as a bartender and at area convenience stores. He loved listening to classic rock music and following the OSU Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds.
His wife, Alice Stephenson, preceded David in death on November 24, 2019. The couple was married December 21, 1989, in Greenup, KY.
Surviving are his children, David Tyler Scherer and Megan (Jeff) Kinder, all of Portsmouth; his stepson, Mike Stephenson of Reynoldsburg; five brothers, Ray of Portsmouth, Joseph of Boiling Springs, SC, Danny of Kennesaw, GA, Dean of Columbus and Richard of Portsmouth; six sisters, Carol Peckham of Chelsea, MI, Donna Pickleheimer of Washington Court House, Sue Burnside of Jeffersonville, Diane Lodwick of Portsmouth, Lynn Webb of Wheelersburg and Ann Bartlett of Portsmouth; and one granddaughter, Aleigh Gail Kinder.
David was also preceded in death by his grandson, Zayne Michael Stephenson; and five siblings, Mark, Roger, Jim, Sandra and Father Gary Scherer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at Noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. David Glockner officiating and interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral in Portsmouth Monday from 10-11:30 A.M. For the protection of all, unvaccinated persons should wear a mask.
Memorial contributions can be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201-25th St. Portsmouth, OH, 45662.