Gavin T. Stanley, 22, of Bellefontaine passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 8, 2021 as a result of an automobile accident in Urbana.
He was born in Bellefontaine on December 4, 1998, the son of Bill & Jennifer (Ricketts) Stanley, who survive. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Mason Stanley of Bellefontaine, grandparents, Ralph (Herb) Jr. and Anita Ricketts of Bellefontaine as well as Lowell and Sandy Buck of West Liberty, great grandmother, Marcile Ricketts of Bellefontaine, an aunt, Amanda (Garcel) Legge of Bellefontaine, an uncle, DJ (Anette) Stanley of Springfield, two cousins, Jayden Legge of Bellefontaine and Shelby Douglas of Lima. He’s also survived by several great aunts, uncles, and second cousins, as well as his bonus family, Ned (Wendy) Michael, Shane (Shoshawna) Michael, Cameron (Nicole) Michael, Haley Craycraft, all of Palm Coast, FL, his beloved Logan Acres family, residents and staff. He leaves behind is best friend, his Labradoodle, Lady, that was with him and comforted him in his final moments, and childhood friends, Chandler Carnes and Christian Postle and Boy Scout Troop 182, his special friends, The TCC: Tate Howell, Austen Connor, Christian Edu, Alex German, Haydn Smith and Vaughn Hadley.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James W. Stanley, and great grandparents, Don and Virginia Stanley, Ralph Ricketts Sr., and Bob and Dorothy Boysel.
Gavin was a 2017 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and Ohio Hi-Point Nursing Program. He was a devoted staff member Logan Acres Care Center. He was devoted to the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, hiking, camping, traveling and computer gaming. Gavin loved playing his guitar and attending concerts. He loved all music, including some of his favorites The Beatles, Chon, Sauce, Burning Spear, Dance Gavin Dance, The Ned and Home is Where.
Rev. Ned Michael will officiate a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine where visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m until the start of the service.
The family requests that those attending wear tie-dye clothing or casual attire and due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and consider wearing a mask.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Stanley family.
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