David Scott Athey, 81

David Scott Athey, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2019.

He was born on September 16, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Paul and Mary Campbell Athey. Following in his father’s footsteps, he worked for S.S. Kresge/ K-Mart for 43 years. As GM he opened a K-Mart in Lexington and then later the K-Mart in Chesapeake, Ohio, where he retired. He loved all animals, but especially his dogs: Red, Buffy, General Lee, Heidi Mae, and Sonny Boy.

His most prized possession was his farm in Southpoint, OH, where he lived for over 30 years. He enjoyed growing

his own vegetables in his half acre garden. Summers were spent at Grayson Lake fishing on his houseboat with family & friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lynn Harrigan and Meg Smith. He is survived by his children Deborah (Andy) Smith, Ronald Athey, Donna (James) Buck, and Michele (Rich) Newtz, grandchildren Kristin Taylor, Travis Newtz, Shannah Borders, LJ. Giles, Angel Rollison, Bonnie Giles, and sister, Pam Athey.

The family would like to express special thanks to Joyce Fulton Pike for her friendship, comfort and caring during the last several months.

A private memorial with immediate family will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to MisPits & Friends Rescue, Louisville or Bluegrass Care Navigators.