David Waag

David Waag, 17, along with his friend Connor Williams, 15, were both welcomed home by The Lord in August of 2017. They were both Clark County high school athletes in Springfield, Ohio and full of life and happiness! Both were riding in the backseat, when the car they were in drifted off the right side of the road, over corrected and ran off the left side of the road, hitting two trees. Like so many of us, they were not wearing their seat belts in the backseat. The two in the front seat were wearing their seat belts and survived. David was a friend to everyone and if someone didn’t have a friend, he was going to be their friend. David was the self-described “life of the party” and many kids have attested to that and whole heartedly agreed. David had a smile that would light up a room and soulful blue eyes. David was an avid soccer player and had been playing soccer since he was 5. He earned his varsity letter when he was a freshman in high school and continued playing for Greenon High School up until his death. David and one of his best friends had made plans to visit Muskingum College and do a tour to see they wanted to go there. They had a tour set for the weekend after the crash happened. David’s mom, Aryn, wasn’t sure what David wanted to be when he grew up, but he did mention that he was interested in becoming a brain surgeon. David was elected by his senior class the “Everybody’s Buddy” award for their senior awards a couple of weeks ago. His mom said, “This award fit David to a T.” David also had no fear and lived every day to its fullest and with a determination that he was going to achieve anything he set his mind to.

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