David M. Horvath
After fighting a long, hard battle with cancer, David M. "Dave" Horvath, 62, Neosho, passed away on January 27, 2020 at home, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born December 28, 1957 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Marie and the late William Horvath. On April 11, 1987, he married Debbie Horvath, who survives.
After graduating from the Broadcast Center, Dave started his long radio career. He began his career at KLPW in Union, MO. After leaving KLPW, he continued his journey in radio at KJEL in Lebanon, MO for approximately ten plus years.
In 2000, he moved to Neosho where he began working at KBTN Radio, serving his community as news director.
After leaving KBTN, he moved on to earn his associate's degree in journalism and public relations at Crowder College in Neosho. He graduated from Crowder in 2012 after serving as the editor of the campus newspaper. He began working at KJEL Radio in Lebanon, MO.
He returned to Neosho to work at The Neosho Daily News as a reporter. He worked there until he was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
Before being diagnosed with cancer, Dave received many achievements. He loved spending time with family and friends and taking his dogs on long walks. Dave was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He is survived, in addition to his wife, Debbie, by his three sons, Brian Bartlett (Lacey), Lebanon, MO, Michael Bartlett, Neosho, and Craig Bartlett (Joni), Kirksville, MO, two "daughters-grand", Emali and Meadow Bartlett, Neosho, three dogs, Bandit, Nuggett, and Cooper, Neosho, two granddaughters, Kylie and Mackenzie Bartlett, Lebanon, MO, three grandsons, Mason and Bryce Bartlett, Neosho and Daccota Scrivener, Lebanon, MO, and one great-grandson, Vernon Caldwell IV of Lebanon, MO.
He is also survived by three brothers, Rich Horvath (Marty) and Paul (Debbie) Horvath, Florida, and
Frank (Patty) Horvath, Colorado, two sisters, Sandy (John) Myers and Diana Sommer (Alan) of Wellsville, MO, his mother, Marie Horvath and numerous beloved relatives and friends.
Upon request, his body has been cremated.
A memorial service will take place at The Living Church of God on Sunday, February 9 at noon.
The church is located at 6417 Gateway Drive, Joplin.
In lieu of flowers, the family will accept cards, condolences and donations at their residence, 301 West McKinney, Neosho, MO 64850.