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David J. Hanby

November 24, 1993 - June 30, 2017

Service Date: July 29, 2017

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David James Hanby, 23, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past year and a half, formerly of Centerville, OH was born into eternal life on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born November 24, 1993 in Dayton, OH.

David was the kindest, funniest, compassionate, handsome and smart young man who loved basketball, his family and helping his friends.  He was truly one-of-a-kind and would light up any room. He was selfless and loved everyone but struggled to love himself.  He struggled with addiction after back surgery and chronic nerve pain treated with prescription drugs. But that wasn’t who he was. He didn’t want to die and celebrated 6-months clean the week before his death. He had 6 wonderful months and one fatal decision. Baptized on Easter of last year, he was new in his relationship and walk with Christ. This is God’s way of saying, “I got this…. He’s mine.” He is no longer suffering and those of us feeling the pain of his loss are at peace knowing he is free. David has been a light to so many in his community in Florida. We know his life mattered and made a difference. David was amazing and people who knew him knew that.

He is survived by his loving parents, Mark and Debra Hanby of Centerville, OH; two brothers, Michael and Nicholas Hanby, both of Centerville, OH; three uncles, Mark Witsaman (Lynn) of Melbourne, FL, Brian Witsaman (Tracy) of Indianapolis, IN and Michael Hanby (Lesli) of Tuscan, AZ; as well as numerous cousins.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Centerville United Methodist Church 9:30 AM-11:00 AM with a Memorial Service immediately following.

Memorial Contributions in memory of David James Hanby are suggested to Centerville United Methodist Church where they will be gifted to New Hope Church on Xenia Avenue to fight addiction and help others in our community.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.