Bobby Shannon Case

January 01, 1975 ‒ January 15, 2020

Plain City, Ohio

Bobby Shannon Case, 45, of Plain City passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Columbus.

He was born January 1, 1975 in Marion to Bobby Murrell and Sandra (Christian) Mills.

A painter by trade, Bobby worked for Holland Woodcrafts, and as an avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting with family and friends. He was also a whitewater rafting instructor, as he was in his element.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother and step-father, James E. and Sandra Christian Mills; daughters, Montana Grace Case and Victoria Shannon Case; step-sons, Brett Allen Deardorff and John Brandon Deardorff; ex-wife, Virginia Grace Case; sisters, Botema White and Rhonda Murrell; brothers, Robert (Sandra) Murrell, Ronald Murrell, Russell (Kelly) Murrell, and Bobby Shane (Amy) Murrell; step-brother, Scott (Stephanie) Mills; nephew, Eric Mills; great nieces, Kaitlyn “Swamp Donkey Jr.” White and Amya Wade; great nephew, Bentley Mills; numerous cousins also survive.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father Bobby Murrell, his step-mother Juanita Murrell and his sister Rebecca Hall.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 2 – 7 pm at the VFW #3320, 15237 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

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  • RIP Bobby, I will always remember the many, many birthday parties we shared! But my favorite memory is when we skipped school one day and had a Ferris Bueller’s day off! We got caught, but it was worth it ❤️

  • Keeping Bobby’s family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. Such a loss without him around. His smile could light up the room and will be missed. My condolences to all-💔

  • Bobby being my younger cousin I have ZILLIONS of childhood memories… MOST I can’t share 🙂
    My FAVORITE is one that he got me in BIGGG trouble with my grandparents !
    Our Grandfather used to tell us all these stories of “Bloody Bones” and scare the shit out of us as very little kids. Bobby was PETRIFIED of bloody bones as a small boy. One Day playing outside, I happened to find me a set of Turkey feet tied together. Bobby was intrigued about them so I gave them to him, while he was feeling them & investigating them I told him they were “Bloody Bones” he totally lost his shit freaking out & next thing i heard was my grandma slam the screen door open & yell for me to come in the house… Not sure I ever forgave him over that punishment 😛 I DIDNT INVENT THE STORIES !
    I will remember how much of a Royal pain in the ass he could be at times, who am I kidding MOST of the time, But his heart was as big as his mouth…ill never forget how much he loved his family & friends.. My youngest was his absolute favorite as well as her 2 kids… He gave them the nicknames of YUCK & ICKY because he loved them that much…. If he gave you some kind of corney name… You were special or important in his heart. It won’t be the same without seeing him pop up unexpectedly at my door or getting a call wanting a favor , to hang out or annoy the hell out of me purposely.. I loved Bobby & I know he loved me.. He will never be forgotten ! Until we meet again ill be tossing much love above !
    Fly High Brat … Love you to Infinity & beyond

    • You had me cracking up and tearing up at the same time. Lol. Bob was a hoot! Always made me laugh. Must run in the family. So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and a friend.

  • Im Going to miss you Little Bro
    the talks we all ways had and telling each other our little secrets
    I Love you

  • I’ll never forget the camping trips Grandpa took “his boys” on. How we would all pile into that undersized boat and set out on a few day adventure. I always appreciated how you were so nice to Jerrad and I on those trip; being as we were so much younger. I remember we would sit on the bank fishing, while watching Grandpa set his trout line for what had to have been hours.

    I remember coming to your house for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and for just random visits. You were the guy to look up to. You always had the coolest room and neatest things. Thank you for sharing them with me.

    As we got older and would see each other it was like we never skipped a beat. I thought of you often even though we didn’t see each other enough. Thank you for the memories, as I will cherish them forever.

  • My prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. I prayer that our God of mercy will comfort u all.

    I have lots of sweet memories of Bobby since the family lived next door to us for many years. I remember the many times that he would go to church with my kids and me.

    He and My son Greg were close in age and would go to youth group together. One particular evening I dropped them off and the youth pastor said that he would bring them home. I had to laugh when I found out why they were late getting home. They had the poor youth pastor driving all over the back roads to bring them home. The youth pastor said, “wow, u guys live a long way from the church”. In reality, we only lived about 15 minutes from the church.

  • Bob was the closest I could have ever had to a brother we were always there for each other we both loved to fish hunt or just push the bounds of life the stories I could tell you from our adventures he was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back or fight your battles with out you having to ask for help he had a good soul l am going to miss him we always had each others backs these last few months I see now were a gift I got to be around him almost every day rest in peace brother I’ll see you soon.

  • Bobby,
    The memories I have of you aren’t many, but I will cherish them forever. I remember coming to your house for Easter almost every year. Your mom and Jim would hide Easter eggs for all of us, and there were always some that had money in them. You would try to “trade” with us younger kids, because you just KNEW there was money in our eggs. I remember you sending us as far back as the property would allow, because “there are WAY more eggs back there!”, and we got in trouble because it was against the rules to go that far back. I remember having to watch whatever you wanted on tv, and you making me watch Child’s Play. I was terrified forever after that! LOL One of my favorite memories with you was eating Christmas dinner at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and there were so many of us that there was a table set up in one of the bedrooms downstairs. You and Lannette, and I were at that table with a few others, and you and Lannette started a food fight with green beans. I don’t know how, but you ended up with mashed potatoes in your ear so bad that Grandma couldn’t get them out. I learned the best way to flick mashed potatoes from you! I will never forget how you made me feel. I knew you loved me. You always made sure to tell me. I can’t believe you’re gone. I love you Bobby! I’m going to miss you SO much!! Fly High until we meet again!

  • Though I haven’t encountered Bobby in 20 yrs- I cannot remember a teenage memory w/o him. He was kind, loving,and ornery. But I think that’s what made him so charming. I cannot express how much better he made my high school life . I am so very sorry for the world’s loss.

  • Have lots of great memories with bobby that will NEVER be forgotten💔 He was definitely one of a kind. So sad he had to be taken away from all of us so soon. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need! A heart of gold is an understatement. A jack of all traits. We love yoy Bobby and life isn’t fair. Rest easy as your no longer suffering🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Bobby Ive known you over half of my life! I’m happy i got to spend some time with you recently and revisit old memories! I will forever love n miss you!

  • Bob you were my oldest friend . The brightest flames always burn the quickest. You were loved by Manny and will be missed by all rest easy my brother. Life can bring you no more pain.

  • My brother was 6 years younger than I was so it was always in my mind that it was my job to protect him and keep him safe. I jumped in and fought whoever try to bring harm to him either physically or emotionally. As the years progressed………..he became my protector. He would never let anyone bring me grief or harm in any way. He was like that with everyone. Friends and Family he would defend them at whatever cost. We definitely had that brother/sister dynamic! We could fight and argue like no other, but at the end of the day…………no matter what we loved each other completely and had a bond that nobody could break! We always had the argument on who was the favorite with our mom as the ongoing joke and each holiday it would be determined based on whether she made his favorite potato salad or my favorite macaroni salad. Not that I am saying you were the favorite, but I will make potato salad for every holiday here going forward! LOL I know that you will still be our protector and watch over us everyday. I know it’s not in my character so I hope your sitting down, but I love you!

  • Bobby,
    I haven’t seen you in a decade (or two!) lol, but we still laughed and giggled with each other like we saw each other daily. I’m not sure why God thought he needed you now, but he did. I will miss your silly smirky smile and your mullet from back in the day. We didn’t date very long, but I’m so blessed that we remained friends. I hope you are fishing away up there and I’ll see you again someday. You will be loved and missed far greater than you could ever imagine! I will love you forever!

  • Bob once swept me off my feet and showed me what love was! He was charismatic, funny, loud and lovable! His light in this life was extremely bright! Although we didn’t stay together I loved him still! He was my rock, my calm, my best friend! He taught me more then he knew and I will be forever grateful for the time we had together! He will be greatly missed!💘 Sending my love to his family & friends!

  • Sandy I’m so sorry for your loss, I pray God will comfort you and your family. I remember Bobby as a baby In Marion when I came down there. I’m here for you if you need me, God bless, love you, Leisha

  • I will never forget our trip back from Grandma’s funeral. My car tire was smoking so you whipped out your dick and pissed on it and said problem solved.

  • Bob was a blessing in my life. He helped me see some things in a different way and I will forever be grateful. I’m sad we won’t be going to hockey games, concerts, fishing, or kayaking. I will always remember our zoo trip. What a fun day! I’ll never forget the drive there when I was telling you my dog Willie slept with me every night and was my soulmate. He straight up turned in his seat and said to me “You mean to tell me your soulmate licks his pecker and his $&#@-after he poops!” I said yes. He said “well I guess if that’s what you want, as long as you’re aware then I guess it’s ok”. We had a good laugh over that one. We enjoyed taking pics and videos of the animals and Christmas lights. We would have been (will be) friends forever. I’m going to miss his quick whit, sense of humor, and his big heart.

  • Oh, where to begin – I have a handful of memories that I thought about sharing…and they ALL are of Bobby being a smart a$$ (I bet that’s a surprise!) so I’ll just choose the one that STILL makes us laugh every time we get together, talk and share memories…
    …so we (Bobby and I were in the front seat – I was driving – Nette, Leisha and Rocky in the back – it was like a clown car!) driving back to Ohio from Grandma’s funeral in Kentucky. I hadn’t seen Bobby in a long while so he asked me for my contact information, which I happily gave him – Rocky wrote it all down for him because I was driving…then handed it to Bobby in the front seat – Bobby took the note, rolled it up and stuck it in a “bottle” (I won’t mention what kind of bottle wink-wink) that he had and tossed it out the freakin’ window! So as I had instant visions of a serial killer finding it, Bobby was cracking up, along with everyone else! Bobby, you had a big heart, great hugs and could make me laugh even after being a stinker! #MessageInAWhiskeyBottle
    #ItsStillOutThereSomewhere #YouAnnoyedMe #ButYouMadeMeLaugh
    Sending hugs, love & blessings, always! xoxoxo

  • When my son was moved into the care of hospice i was very scared Bob was there many many times to help me get threw always telling me to keep my chin up and that i will be ok he did alot to help me and the day my son did die Bob Jim and Sandy all came to me held my hand and prayed with me and Bob stayed with me all day and night with me i will always love him for that

  • Bobby Shannon, He was a kind soul! One time we went out to a fundraiser for a friend of mine. He never met nor heard of her! He won a 50/50 nearly a 1000 bucks. I told him keep it, that’s what a 50/50 is! He really could have used that money at that time! At the end of the night he took the money over to her and said I would like you to have this money as well! Gone to Soon, RIP!

  • My sincere condolences to his family.
    Bobby could always light up the room, and had a compassionate heart along with his charm.
    Bobby will be loved by all who knew him and he will be cherished in our memories forever.

  • I’ll never forget Bobby. He loved me and told me every time he called me. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for me. He was someone who would always protect me and make sure I was doing good. I’ll never forget the time at my moms house when he found a taser and was tasing himself laughing about it. Bobby was crazy but an awesome guy. I have never met someone like him. I wish I could have spent many more years with Bobby but god has called him home because he has done his job here on earth. He has influenced and touched all our hearts. We will see Bobby again one day, until then rest easy Bobby!

  • Bobby you were a great friend. We had a heck of a lot of fun as kids palling around. I think back every now and again an laugh at some of the stuff we did. One of my favorite times was when we went to WV camping and riding down the campgrounds unsafe concrete water slide and busting out butts several hundred times. We might have lost contact but I always thought of you as a true friend.

  • My favorite memory with Bobby was probably one of the last times I saw him at the hocking hills family reunion we had in 2016, he was always the life of the party and fun to be around. From trying to arm wrestle everyone at the reunion to cooking amazing burgers and wings on the grill. his memory’s will always be with me, I wish I spent more time with him but I’m glad I got to spend the time I had with him. He would randomly call me or text me checking up on me and the girls and I’m gonna miss that and his sarcasm most definitely. Rip Bobby.

  • When Bobby was 16 he came to spend some time with Jeremy, Jerrad, and myself. I wasn’t feeling well, Bobby took advantage of that and punched every chance he got. (As he had usually done) I had to tell him he could no longer hit me in the stomach it was hurting too much. I ended up going to the doctor, had emergency surgery, diagnosed with cancer, etc. Bobby came back to visit with us when he found out that it was cancer thinking it was his fault. He was so upset that some how hitting me in the stomach may have caused my cancer. He wanted to stay with us for the summer to take care of me. What a sweetheart! I love that guy!

  • I’m so sorry for the sudden loss of a great guy! We go back a long way & I remember going to church as a pre teen/teenager & boy did we have some great times! This is a shock to me & it hurts my heart! My prayers go out to his family at this hard time & May you all be blessed in this time of grief! Much love Bobby & fly high my brother & untill we meet again! P.S. give my jerry Shaun a big hug for me & our boy down here! Thanks & Heaven Gained 1 good guy!