1969 David 2019

David Ruskin Lawyer

March 26, 1969 — July 9, 2019

David Ruskin Lawyer, 50, of Johns Island, South Carolina, passed away unexpectedly from a sudden heart attack on July 9, 2019.

He was born on March 26, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, son of Ruskin and Anne Lawyer.

David was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Lawyer.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lawyer of Johns Island, South Carolina; his parents, Ruskin and Anne Lawyer; sisters, Christine Campbell (Mark), Kelly Murray (Richard); and numerous friends and family members.

David graduated from Upper Arlington High School and Columbus State Community College. His love of animals led him to a career as a Certified Animal Control Officer and as a Veterinary Technician Anesthetist for 25 years. David dedicated his life to helping animals and was a mentor to others in the Veterinary field. He was also a big Grateful Dead fan. David's sense of humor was unmatched. David was quick with a smile and a joke, you could meet him for the first time and feel like you have known him for years. David had an encouraging spirit that put everyone around him at ease. He was a genuinely good person that valued those around him and appreciated every one.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on July 13, 2019, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29414.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Dave's honor to the Charleston Animal Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, July 13, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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