The Experience Fall 2020 Edition

Charles David Nightingale ‘73

JUNE 1953 – August 2020

On August 16, 2020, Dave Nightingale, who dedicated his life to the proclamation of the gospel in both action and word, at the age of 67, entered into the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dave resided most recently in Hudson, Florida, where he served as Regional Director of North America and the Pacific Rim for Word of Life Inter- national Ministries. Dave was born in Colon, Michigan, on June 24, 1953, to Charles (Chuck) and MaryAnn Nightingale. He was pre- ceded in death by his mother and first wife, Cheri Kline Nightingale (1990). He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Deborah Bott Nightingale, and his 7 children: Chip (Audrey) Nightingale, Chad (Tracy) Nightingale, Catherine (Darryl) Martin, Candice (Joshua) Dykstra, Christin (Ryan) Adams, Joshua (Laura) Dickinson, Jake (Lisa) Dickinson, his father, Charles Nightingale, and 31 grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his sisters: Cynthia (Dwight) Hostetler and Cathy (Dave) Mostrom, and his brother: Christopher (Renee) Nightingale. Dave’s love for people was made evident through his role as a coach, pastor and shepherd to missionaries around the world. Someone once described Dave as “Grandfather to the Nations” because of the amazing ability God had given him to encourage people and make them feel loved. He was a man full of godly wisdom, insight and grace. His impact in the lives of people was profound, and we give glory to our God for allowing him to be an instrument of the gospel.

Psalms 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

A Celebration of Life service was held for Dave on Satur- day, August 22, in the Bollback Performing Arts Center at Word of Life, Hudson, Florida. We believe the greatest gift we as a family can give him is by giving you an opportunity to be a part of celebrating all God has done through the ministry he loved so much. Please consider making a do- nation to: . In the summary box put “ In memory of Dave Nightingale ” and your gift will go to International Ministries, which was Dave’s great passion.

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