David Nairn, Jr., 71, Cory, died June 9, 2009, at Methodist Hospital unexpectedly.
He was born July 30, 1937, in Clay County. the son of David Nairn and Christina Glineur Nairn. He graduated from Bridgeton High School. On July 4, 1964, he married Melanie Mattox Nairn, and she survives. As a young man, he worked at Arketex and then later he worked as truck driver for CBS in Terre Haute. He retired in 1982 after working there for 24 years.
Dave was a member of the Knightsville Masonic Lodge and the Kerman Grotto. He enjoyed traveling, working in the garden and riding on his golf cart. His Allis-Chalmers tractor was his pride and joy and his dogs, Ralph and Holly were his constant companions.
Survivors include his wife Melanie Nairn, Cory, two daughters Brenda Ryherd and husband Bruce and Beth Nairn, all of Riley, two grandsons, Bryan Ryherd and Brandon Ryherd, one sister Jean Howard, several nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers William Nairn, Andrew Nairn, Jack Nairn, and James Nairn, one sister Betty Wilson.
Visitation will be Friday, from 4-8 p.m., at French Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be held Saturday, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Riley, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Gettinger officiating.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.