David Fellers s the Company President. He holds licenses in Ohio as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and he also holds a limited license to sell Life Insurance to fund pre-paid funerals.
David Fellers is the son of Jack and Connie Fellers of Englewood, OH. Along with his wife, Barbara, David has been the owner of the Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home since October of 1990. David and Barb are the proud parents of 3 very wonderful children: Matthew, who joined the staff at Gilbert-Fellers in January of 2009, has a bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science, and he is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Life Insurance agent; Andrew has a bachelor's degree in Human Biology from Kettering College of Medical Arts, and he received his MD from Loma Linda School of Medicine. He and his wife, Katarina (Viitala) are currently residents of Mishiwaka Indiana, where Andrew is serving his residency and Rina is a Physician's Assistant. Brianne and her husband Kyle Turner live in the apartment above the recently purchased Kreitzer Funeral Home in Arcanum. Brianne is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland TN, and she is a stay-at-home mom for their daughter Robin. Kyle Turner is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he earned his second Bachelor's Degree. He is an licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Gilbert-Fellers & Kreitzer FH's. David also has a sister, Lisa, who is a gifted students teacher in the Northmont City School District.
David is a 1979 graduate of Northmont High School. He played three years of Varsity Football for coach Ned Booher. He was an all-state receiver his senior year, and was the leading receiver for Northmont's only back-to-back undefeated football teams in both his junior & senior years. He is a member of the Northmont Football Hall of Fame. David also played three years of Varsity Basketball for his father, Jack Fellers. David and Barbara (Reisert, a 1979 grad of Milton-Union High School) were married in the Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton, OH in 1981.
David graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in September 1982. He began his funeral service apprenticeship at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary in Toledo before moving to Miamisburg, OH to work at the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, where he recieved his licenses as an Embalmer and Funeral Director in January of 1984. David moved to Brookville in December of 1985 with his wife Barb and young son Matthew, to work for Robert & Marjorie Gilbert at the Gilbert Funeral Home. Following Mr. Gilbert's death in 1990, David and Barbara bought the company which officially became Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home on Jan. 1, 1991.
David currently attends Christian Life Center in Vandalia, OH, and both Barb and Dave have been on CLC mission trips to both Swaziland and Zambia, Africa. They are involved in the leadership team for the Africa Missions Team at CLC. David also spent five different seasons as the Brookville High School Varsity Soccer Coach, resigning after the 2009 season. His teams had a .500 winning percentage or better in every one of his 5 years as head coach.
David is a Past-President of the Brookville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. He was the Chairman of the Brookville Community Service Clubs Golf Outing since it's inception in 1996, and during that time, the golf outing raised over $100,000 for the local Brookville Community. He currently holds memberships with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He enjoys playing golf and going on vacation with his wife and children.