Dr. David W. Bohr

February 17, 1946 - December 31, 2021

Dr. David W. Bohr, 75, of Whitesville, KY, met our Heavenly Father on December 31, 2021 at Hospice of Western Kentucky surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kathleen; his children, Jeff (ChristiAnne) Bohr, Nancy (Charlie) Catt, Jennifer Bohr, Sheila (Allen) Richardson, Tara (David Bowman) Pickerel, Alexis Bohr, Joshua (Sierra) Bohr, Michelle (Nick) Neuhart, Justin Bohr, Gabriel Bohr; 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His brothers Dick (Fonda), Bob (Linda) and Jimmy Bohr will miss him dearly, as will his best friend Tom (Josie) Daily.
David was born in 1946, in Louisville KY, to William George Bohr and Angela Marie (Zimmerer) Bohr. He graduated from DeSales High School in 1964, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Louisville in 1971, his Master’s Degree in Education from Western Kentucky University in 1976, his ED in Educational Leadership from Morehead State University in 1992 and completed his Doctorate in Education at Spalding University in 2007. His dissertation theme was “Spirituality and Academic Achievement: A study of fifth and eighth grade students in selected Appalachian grade schools”. David’s pride was in his school and students, and he shared his passion for learning with thousands of children over the years. He taught and counseled students at elementary schools in Western and Eastern Kentucky over his four decades in private and public schools.
David Bohr will be fondly remembered for his humble nature and his generous and caring spirit. He will be dearly missed by many, most of all his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved more than anything.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville with burial following at St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 2, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with prayers at 4:30p.m. at Cecil Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Trinity High School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.