June 15, 1939 - March 27, 2019
David L. Ames, a beloved family man, friend, and pastor, of Charlotte died March 27, 2019. David, 79, was born June 15, 1939 at his home in Toledo, Ohio to Thomas and H. Virginia (Hilton) Ames. David participated in FFA as a youth and continued with the organization at the national level. Growing up on a farm, farming remained a huge part of life for David through adulthood. He graduated from Olivet High School, and married his sweetheart Jacqueline "Jackie" (Carter), in 1957 and together they raised their children in the church, serving many different ministries. One of their favorite ministries was traveling the country in their motor-home from 1986-2016, attending hundreds of churches as traveling evangelists. He served as a pastor at the Grand Ledge Assembly of God church from 1984-1987; associate pastor at the Charlotte Assembly of God from 1995-2000. He became a credentialed Minister of the Assemblies of God in 1980, and became an ordained minister in 1987. David was an automotive maker (the title he gave himself), at Fisher Body, retiring in 1988 after 30 years there. Friends and family appreciated David's sense of humor, and the way he would always go out of his way to help others and spend time with them. He loved to putter around the house, and was also a very organized person. Some of his favorite things to do included: riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, playing bluegrass music on his Martin guitar, fishing, NASCAR (both attending and watching races on TV), watching the Spartans, Lions, and Tigers play football and baseball, and especially spending time with his beloved family and his ministry. David was a child of God and appreciated life to its fullest. David is survived by his children, Tami (Richard) Nederhoed and Randy (Rainel) Ames; daughter-in-law, Kim Ames Bivens; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda (Garry) Montague, Carolyn Ames-Sova, Phyllis (Donald) Rulison, Nancy (Larry) Ott; sister-in-law, Charlene Ames. He was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline; son, Dennis; and brother, Melvin. Friends are encouraged to support David's family. Funeral services are Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Charlotte Assembly of God. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, April 4 from 6-8:00 p.m. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Charlotte Assembly of God David Ames Memorial Fund. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of David on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
David L. Ames, a beloved family man, friend, and pastor, of Charlotte died March 27, 2019. David, 79, was born June 15, 1939 at his home in Toledo, Ohio to Thomas and H. Virginia (Hilton) Ames. David participated in FFA as a youth and continued... View Obituary & Service Information
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