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David Jeffrey Lyn Vore

September 12, 1942 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 78)

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David Jeffrey Lyn Vore, 78, passed away on the morning of Monday, January 25, 2021 at Community Howard Regional Health Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana.

He was born on September 12, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana to Harry Nelson Vore and Evelyn Ruth Crockett.  He married Rhonda Reed on January 10, 1981, and she survives.  He graduated from Washington Township High School in Cass County in 1960.  He joined the US Navy and was enlisted from 1960 – 1963.  He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia where he served on the USS Independence and USS Enterprise CVN (65) during the Cuban missile crisis, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  He retired as RM3-E4.  He then moved to Kokomo and went back to work at Chrysler, where he retired after 33 years.

He just celebrated his anniversary of 40 years to his loving wife, Rhonda.  He was the proud father of two sons: Shane Vore (Angie) and Patrick (Danielle) Cavazos; and two daughters: Haley (Scott) Johnson and Julie Cavazos.  He was also a grandfather of ten grandchildren: Austin Cavazos, Shenoa Brown, Tyrus (Yaritza)Brown, Taylor Dockemeyer, Cole Cavazos, Dylan Cavazos, Bryce Cavazos, Jazmine Jones, Logan Dockemeyer, and Jameson (JD) Johnson.

Dave enjoyed playing euchre with his family and friends, watching sports, IU basketball, fishing, mushroom hunting, and he collected knives and guns.  He loved Harley-Davidson, and owned many bikes throughout the years.  He was a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of H.O.G.  He also volunteered at Jackson Street Commons in Kokomo..  He enjoyed sharing stories and had a great, ornery sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sister Gloria (Max) Snyder, inlaws Leroy (Moe) and Barb Grover, nieces and nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews, and his loving dog, Molly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, and several aunts and uncles.

Dave will be interred at Marion National Cemetery with military honors.  A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2021.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kokomo VFW Post 1152.

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