Graveside Service: Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Sherwood Cemetery at 1:00 PM.
On August 16, 2020, Dave Nightingale, who dedicated his life to the proclamation of the Gospel in both action and word, at the age of 67, entered into the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dave resided most recently in Hudson, Florida, where he served as Regional Director of North America and the Pacific Rim for Word of Life International Ministries.
Dave was born in Colon, Michigan, on June 24, 1953, to Charles (Chuck) and MaryAnn Nightingale. He was preceded in death by his mother and first wife, Cheri Kline Nightingale (1990). He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Deborah Bott Nightingale, and his 7 children: Chip (Audrey) Nightingale, Chad (Tracy) Nightingale, Catherine (Darryl) Martin, Candice (Joshua) Dykstra, Christin (Ryan) Adams, Joshua (Laura) Dickinson, Jake (Lisa) Dickinson, his father Charles Nightingale and 31 grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his sisters: Cynthia (Dwight) Hostetler and Cathy (Dave) Mostrom and brother: Christopher (Renee) Nightingale.
Dave’s love for people was made evident through his role as a coach, pastor and shepherd to missionaries around the world. Someone once described Dave as “Grandfather to the nations” because of the amazing ability God had given him to encourage people and make them feel loved. He was a man full of godly wisdom, insight and grace. His impact in the lives of people was profound, and we give glory to our God for allowing him be an instrument of the Gospel.
Psalms 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”
We would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life service for Dave Nightingale on Saturday, August 22, at 1:00 pm, in the Bollback Performing Arts Center at Word of Life, Hudson, Florida. We believe the greatest gift we as a family can give him is by giving you an opportunity to be a part of celebrating all God has done through the ministry he loved so much. We love all of you just as much as Dave, our dad, our grandpa loved all of you. We hope through this time we can encourage you the way you have encouraged us. We know most of you cannot join us, so we are going to livestream the service. The link for this is below:
The family graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 1:00 pm at North Sherwood Cemetery, Athens, Michigan. Due to statewide restrictions, the graveside will be limited to family. Others desiring to attend may do so by staying near your vehicles. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to https://give.wol.org/giveto/00608c and in the summary box put “in memory of Dave Nightingale” and your gift will go to International Ministries which was Dave’s great passion.