In Loving Memory of David R. Sperry, DDS
Cedar Hill Cemetery
ObituaryDavid Rees Sperry, D.D.S., passed away in Florida on February 4, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Newark, Ohio on April 4, 1941 to the late Dr. Donald Rees and Martha McCray Sperry.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Brenda L. (Balyo) of Naples, Florida; two sons, David Robert (Talli) Sperry of Media, Pennsylvania and Andrew Rees (Marianne) Sperry of Franklin, Tennessee; and his beloved grandchildren, Rees William and Emme Love Sperry; a sister, Barbara Hamilton of Memphis, Tennessee; niece, Kyle Martin; nephew, Tyler Patterson; and cousins, Ken Kobe of Indianapolis, Indiana and Frank “Chip” Kobe of Granville, Ohio.
Dr. Sperry graduated from Newark High School, class of 1959. He completed his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1968.
Following graduation, he proudly represented his country by serving as a Lieutenant in The United States Navy from 1968 -1970, which included deployment to Vietnam with the U. S. Naval Construction- Eighth Battalion.
Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Sperry returned to Newark where he established his dental practice, serving the families of Licking County for over thirty years.
Today there are many people who have beautiful smiles, thanks to the care, compassion and skill of Dr. Sperry.
Dr. Sperry was a proud Eagle Scout, a long-time member of the Newark Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris fellow. He was a Past President of the W.D. Miller Dental Society and was a member of First Baptist Church of Newark for many years. He was also an active member of the Licking County Boy Scout Council and previously had served on its Board.
A private family service will be held.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Sperry’s memory in care of The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASFI), 5926 Premier Way, Naples Florida 34109 or to The Boy Scouts of America, 807 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio.