Shawn E. Griffith

GRIFFITH Shawn obit

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 Dec. 15, 1971, the son of the late James W. Griffith and Elizabeth J. Francis Graybill. 

On Aug. 27, 2005, he married the former Sherry L. Young 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, and Jeff (Sandra) Young of Russells Point; great- nieces and 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 and Shirley Young of Russells Point; his very close friends, Kim and 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, loved going to Eldora Speedway with his family and 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 officiates a funeral service at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, where visitation is two hours prior to the service. A graveside service begins at 10 a.m. 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

Condolences may be made to the family at and the Griffith family wishes to share the Suicide Prevention & Support Hotline at 1 (800) 567-HOPE (4673).