Clark-Shawnee Local School District will be closed Monday so that students and staff can attend the funeral of one of its beloved teachers.
The teacher, David Driskill, passed away on Thursday following a six-year battle with colon cancer, according to his obituary posted on Littleton and Rue Funeral Home’s website.
Driskill, 52, worked at Clark-Shawnee for 18 years as a gifted education teacher for children from first to eighth grade. He also coached the Shawnee Braves high school football team for 15 years.
“Mr. Driskill has been a dedicated teacher and coach at Clark-Shawnee for many years and has touched the lives of countless students as a gifted educator. His legacy will be carried on by many Shawnee Braves for years to come,” a statement on the district’s website and Facebook pages says.
“He was loved in this community,” said Brian Kuhn, superintendent of Clark-Shawnee Local School District. “Our thoughts and prayers as a school district are with the family right now.”
Driskill is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lori A. (Hamilton) Driskill; their three children, Kyla and her fiance’, Jaden Greenwood, Kassidy and Grant; his mother, Leah Driskill of Dola, Ohio; brother, Greg (Brenda) Driskill of Dunkirk; sister, Brenda (Wes) Broseke of Kenton; cousins, Mike (Tracy) Hetrick and Andy (Yvonne) James; and Lori’s family, according to his obituary.
Driskill’s funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Southgate Baptist Church, 3599, 2111 S Center Blvd., Springfield.
To allow students and staff the opportunity to attend the services, Clark-Shawnee Local School District will be closed that day.
“Mr. Driskill is going to leave a long legacy which will be carried on by many Shawnee Braves for years to come,” Kuhn said.
Driskill’s family requests that those who wish to honor him contribute to the Dave Driskill Memorial Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank Branch or the Springfield Fifth Third Bank at 20 S. Tuttle Rd., according to his obituary.