Shawn E. Griffith, 45, of Lewistown, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 17, 2017 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born in Bellefontaine on December 15, 1971, the son of the late James W. Griffith and Elizabeth J. (Francis) Graybill.
On August 27, 2005, he married Sherry L. (Young) Griffith and she survives as well as three children; Shawn J. Griffith of Sidney, Nathaniel E. Griffith of Bellefontaine, and Jamie L. Young-Griffith of Lewistown, one sister, Tonya J. (Mike Sexton) Griffith of Washington, PA, nieces and nephews; Brandon S. Frost of Lakeview, Thomas R. King and William L. King, both of Bellefontaine, Jeff (Sandra) Young of Russells Point, great nieces & nephews; Skylinia, Destiny, Rose, James, Ashley, and Alexis, his mother-in-law; Gloria Young of Lakeview, three sisters-in-law; Debbie King of Bellefontaine, Loretta Young of Huntsville, Shirley Young of Russells Point, his very close friends; Kim & Murl Clark of Huntsville, his favorite dog, Bear Bear and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Shawn served in the United States Army Reserves serving two tours. He loved NASCAR and racing, and loved going to Eldora Speedway with his family. He enjoyed being outside and working in the yard. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Miami Dolphins. He was a kind-hearted and hard-working man who always was willing to help others.
Pastor Eddie Gibson will officiate a funeral service on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine where visitation will be two hours prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday in the Huntsville Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center or online at https://www.gofundme.com/jmgux-shawn-griffith-s-funeral-expenses
Condolences may be made to the family at www.edsfh.com and the Griffith family wishes to share the Suicide Prevention & Support Hotline at 1-800-567-HOPE (4673).