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David Gordon Givens

July 12, 1942 — December 31, 2022

David Gordon Givens, affectionately known as "The Giggler," 80, of Lapel, passed away on New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Community Hospital Anderson, Anderson, Indiana following a brief illness. He was born on July 12, 1942, in Anderson, Indiana to Dallas Givens and Dessie Mae (Kreegar) Givens. David passed peacefully, surrounded and comforted by his loving family.


Dave graduated from Anderson High School, Class of 1960. He retired after 31 ½ years from Delco Remy, a Division of General Motors (Plant Protection), as a security officer. Always ready with a smile and known for his fun-loving, mischievous pranks, "The Giggler" thoroughly enjoyed working with many peers. His coworkers and friends would often share hilarious stories of "The Giggler's" good-natured antics. His contagious laughter and sense of humor brought much joy and happiness to life inside and outside the factory.


In his bib overalls and t-shirt, Dave was always willing to help friends and family. Having an incredible mechanical ability, it seemed as though he could fix anything. He loved the outdoors and tinkering. You could often find him in his barn or on his lawnmower, mowing his yard to perfection - a "job" he thoroughly enjoyed. Dave's family meant everything to him. Together, they enjoyed countless family vacations, including hunting trips to Wyoming and long weekends camping at state parks. He loved spending time with his grandchildren teaching them many life skills and how to have fun - unfortunately, they never really knew the "real words" to nursery rhymes. After retirement, he and his wife, Lola, especially enjoyed good times with their many friends at the Lapel Fraternal Order of Eagles, where they are members.


He is survived by his wife, Lola (Patton) Givens whom he married on July 19, 1963; three children, Ronald (Julie) Givens of Carmel, Scott Givens of Anderson, and Leah (Chris) Sanders of Anderson; one brother, Douglas (Susan) Givens of Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Jane Givens of Greenwood, Patsy (Lee) Cash of Anderson, and Linda Van Dalsen of Virginia; one special cousin, Richard Catt ("Uncle Dickey") of Anderson; two special nieces, Cindy Glover of Lapel and Patti (Dan) Brinker of Lapel; four grandchildren, Renee (Charlie) Brattain, Andrea (Joe Walker) Givens, Abigail Maxey, and Michael Maxey; one great-grandchild, Jordan Brattain; and his beloved pet, Zoey.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Stephen Givens.


A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Indiana 46051.


Visitation for family and friends to celebrate Dave's life will be from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Lapel Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4323.


Online condolences may be shared at www.hersbergerbozell.com.


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Friday, January 6, 2023

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