B.J. Vest

November 26, 1953 ‒ April 29, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

B.J. Vest, 64, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on November 26, 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late James Vest and Joyce Poellinger.

B.J. served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. B.J. was a Respiratory Therapist for several area hospitals before retiring. B.J. truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, drinking pepsi and eating coconut crème pie, and going to watch movies. B.J. had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way through his kind heart and funny jokes.

B.J. is survived by his children, Joshua Vest of Lancaster, OH, Cereda Vest of Sparta, OH, Caitlin Totman of Las Vegas, NV, and Kristin Leighe of Burbank, CA; brothers Jim Vest and Larry Vest and sister Victoria Brenes; and many grandbabies.

In addition to his parents, B.J. was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Vest.

The family will have a private service at a later date.

To Share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of B.J. Vest.


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  • Sorry Jim… best wishes… Find comfort in ” Families are forever in Heavenly Fathers plan”… hello from Texas…

  • My condolences to the family for their unexpected loss. Find comfort and joy in the fond memories and know that he has moved onto a new adventure. Thoughts and love!