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David Eric Imlay

Mr. David Eric Imlay age 60 of Hendersonville passed away December 31, 2021.  He was born in Seymour, Indiana, July 13, 1961, son of the late David Lloyd Imlay and Clara Frances French Imlay.  He was a 1979 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and received his Master’s Degree from Ashford University. He was a communicant of St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Chrisney, IN. and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  He was an instructor for Lincoln College of Technology in Nashville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Imlay; son-in-law, Jesse Tuggle.

He is survived by his best friend and mother of his children, Machell Helm Imlay; life-partner, Janet Roark; three daughters:  Tarrin (Brandon) Nelson, Ashley Tuggle, Kelcie (Zack) Kamer; brother, Kevin (Gail) Imlay; sister, Barbara (Kelly) Driskell; six grandchildren:  Makayla Imlay, Landon Nelson, Jesse Nelson, Zackary Kamer, Jackson Kamer, Abbigail Imlay; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services with military honors will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends Saturday 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Parkinson’s Association.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Catherine Beaird says:
    Oh Janet I am so ver very sorry. I love you and sending hugs and blessings.
  2. Steve Napodano says:
    I worked with David at NADC / Lincoln for around 20 years so, I personally knew how much his students respected and loved him. I am truly saddened at the news of his passing. Rest In Peace with our Lord. Prayers to the family. God bless
  3. Laura Pawling says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers
    Mr. Imlay was one of my favorite instructors when I was at NADC. He was also the only Instructor to pronounce my name correctly the first time… which is amazing in of itself, it was nice to know that his daughter has that same name but spelt different. Sending lots of love and healing thoughts to the Imlay family and friends. He will truly be missed.
  5. Sue Johnson says:
    Janet I am so sorry for you loss.
  6. Joseph Witherspoon says:
    Was a great teacher and a great man. He was always there for anyone that needed him and he never shy away from telling you how it was. He taught me a lot in school and about life and he will be missed. He had a saying it’s good to be king, and I would laugh every time he would say it. My condolences to his family.
    • Jim Maxwell says:
      David was a good coworker and a real friend, he did not sugar coat the hard answers to tough questions . He was passionate about teaching and representing his coworkers. We will miss him dearly. He will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace David.
  7. Juanita Little says:
    David was a great person. I remember him from when we were teenagers he dated one of my friends & was so respectful & kind. He has always been respectful & kind. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.