Cody Segner

May 11, 2001 ‒ September 28, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Cody Segner, age 17, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on May 11, 2001 in Circleville, Ohio.

Cody is a junior at Big Walnut High School and was attending the Delaware Area Career Center focusing on Programming Development.  He was employed at McDonalds and worked at the Newark Road location in Mount Vernon.  Cody enjoyed working on cars with his dad and like most high school students he enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his father Ralph Segner of Mount Vernon; his mother, Jennifer (Travis) Cunningham of Alliance, Ohio; a sister, Corinna (Dakota) Brown of Killeen, Texas; a brother, Dominic Cunningham of Alliance, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Kathy Segner of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Larry (Kathy) Carter of Newark and Alice (Dave Cosper) Carter of Newark; aunts, Amanda Segner and Jessica (Curt) Carter.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Friday beginning at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.

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  • Oh my Cody Bug Grandma Kathy will surely miss you and so won’t Grandpa Larry. Honey may the Angels carry thee home. We will see you again.

  • You were such an amazing young man and amazing emlpoyee. I was truly blessed to have worked with you. You were just like one of my own children. May you rest easy

  • Kathy and Ralph, I am so sorry .,my prayers are with you and your family…Sandy and Mrs. Lusk (Wilson)….

  • I’m truly blessed to have met such an amazing kid and it’s hard to think that you passed at such a young age because you had such an amazing life ahead of you. I just wish I could have seen you one more time before you passed. You will be missed by so many Cody.

  • Growing up you were such an amazing kid and soul and you were taken too soon. my condolences to Corinna and her family. I love you guys and it was amazing to have known Cody.

    RIP , fly high Cody !

  • Ralph,
    Just recieved the news,my heart goes out to you man.If there’s anything I can do please let me know.
    Jim Carter

  • It breaks my heart to know my work “boo” isn’t going to make my days anymore. I hope life is treating you better up there Cody!💙

  • Mr. Segner and Mrs. Cunningham and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss, and I send many prayers your way. Cody was a close friend of mine and he touched my heart in a way many others haven’t. I hope he is resting peacefully now, and will miss him dearly.

  • My son told me he had heard about Cody’s accident on Saturday and he remembers him as a good friend since elementary school. I worked at Souders elementary and remember Cody as the fun and easy going kid that he was. I always enjoyed working with him and am deeply saddened by his loss. Rest In Peace.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of sorrow, may this sweet angel soar above the clouds

  • I didn’t know Cody long but I was lucky to have met him in my gym class last year. I remember every Thursday when we had to go to the weight room we’d always pretend to work out and then just play catch with a medicine ball in the corner so it looked like we were productive. Rip Cody you were taken too soon.

  • Cody you was a great co worker a great person to work beside of and a brilliant person you had no mean bone in you thank you for being a great friend work wont be the same without you ill miss seeing you in one day we will see each other again

  • Ralph I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I’ll keep you and the family in my prayers.

  • I meet Cody in 8th-grade tech class. We would spend our time photoshopping Cody onto various objects in the room, acting like we were working. We thought the photoshopped images were the funniest thing, we called them “Cody tings”, and to this day they are still saved in my google drive. In my Sophomore year, Cody was my partner in both gym and robotics. He especially excelled in robotics. He was always more disciplined and focused than many of his peers. In many cases, we would be given programming tasks to do in the class. I was never very good at programming, however Cody excelled and brought my grade up in the process! I can’t imagine the emotional pain that many people close to him must be feeling right now. My condolences to you, and to Cody, Big Walnut misses you buddy, rest in peace.

  • As a parent, I cannot imagine what you are going through. My daughters are devastated, and I remember thinking what a sweet kid Cody was when I met him. Someone must have needed another angel watching over them. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • As the guy who passed on the phrase “OkieDokie” to Cody, knowing that I wouldn’t hear it from him again at McDonalds absolutely crushed my heart. For nearly 5 days without end, my heart was screaming. It screamed in anger, hurt, anguish but mostly anger. No, I’m not angry at Cody in any way. I’m not angry that he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. I’ve lost more friends who were wearing one than those who weren’t. I’m more angry at the type of external metaphysical hatred that spiritual forces have to be wiping innocents off the earth simply for the horrid desire to wipe the human race from the earth. I’m angry that Cody was a casualty of this type of hatred. But of all the reasons my heart was screaming, it was for being denied more time to get to know this wonderful soul who absolutely made me look forward to having my Grill Buddy. Saturdays will never be the same.. :(((

    • Norm, I’m very sorry for the pain your suffering. My heart goes out to you. I know what it feels like to be angry. And I will say that theres even.been times I was angry with God at different things but pleased hang in there. I know this isnt easy but I promise you If you give your thoughts to God. He will pull you through this. Prayers

  • I am so sorry for your loss Ralph, Kathy, Ralphie, Amanda, Corrina n anyone else I may have missed. I never met you Cody, but I do remember talking to your Grandma Kathy about you n my Son sharing the same name. I’m sure you were a great kid, so sad you had to leave so early n like you did. RIP Sweet boy

  • Cody you were such a sweet boy and an amazing worker. I miss hearing your okie dukie every weekend. Your truly going to be missed by everyone at McDonald’s we all love you and miss you dearly.

  • Ralph,

    So sorry for you & your families loss. Even though I never actually met Cody I felt like I knew him from all our long talks. I can’t pretend to imagine what you & your family is going through. Prayers to you & the family.

  • Rest in peace man you were a good friend i knew you all my life living next to you all those years i miss you cody was a amazing person we had alot of good laughs he was smart and funny and a really cool guy i miss how when we used to see each other and call out each others lasts names and point at each other and so much more its sad for him to go so soon.. my condolences to his family stay strong

  • I knew Cody in elementary and intermediate school. He was a great kid who was great to work with. He had an easy going personality and I always enjoyed my time with him. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  • I hope you fly high man it’s scary how fast life can change…..I just wanted one final goodbye. So goodbye Cody I’ll miss you…

  • Cody, I’ve known you all your life and you were the best kid I have ever known. I consider you my nephew and was so proud to do so. We had fun times playing video games and you laughing because I was no good at it. You even beat me playing pool, I’ll never for forget you and the times we spent laughing. Soar high on your angel wings. I miss you buddy.

    To Ralph and Jennifer and family, I’m sorry for your great loss and can’t imagine how you are feeling. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Hey. It has been one or two days since. Even though I didn’t get to know him much, it made me really upset that he died. I was just talking to him on Friday! If there was one wish I would make, it would be that the crash didn’t happen at all. And for Cody, I just want to say, he was a great guy. He would of been a friend of mine. I really don’t have much to say except… he lived a wonderful life.

  • Cody has always been such a great dude. He treated my step sister with respect when they were dating. He always was a good friend to her, even after they broke up. I will never forget how if anyone was rude to him he would brush it off and make a joke out of it. To the family of Cody I wanna say that I am deeply sorry you’ve lost such a great son, grandkid, brother, nephew, cousin etc.. I’m praying that y’all make it through this the best you can.

    Rest easy Cody see you again soon.

  • Cody first off we love you we wished we would have got to know you better and we are truly sorry and ask forgiveness for that no matter where we are no matter what we do no matter how long it will be you’ll always be in our hearts Grandpa loves you very much and Grandma does too till we all meet again know you are loved and you were very wanted by this family.
    Love and peace
    Grandma Juanita. (Alice)
    Grandpa Dave.

  • Jennifer and family I’m so sorry for your lost u all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cody you were like a brother but I know you will be watching over everybody. You were an amazing coworker and a perfect friend. I’ll miss you Cody and don’t worry we gotchu.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Cody but I know Amanda and she always had wonderful things to say about her nephew. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Cody.

  • I am so sorry for your lose. I will say pray for you guys . God bless u and Hong in there we love u all.

  • To the family of Cody Segner’s. In honor of Cody I hope you find peace Ralph, Jennifer, his siblings, his entire family, the communities hes lived and the lives he come across and touched, his co-workers, his classmates and friends. I most certainly have no idea of what it would be like to lose a child. Especially so young. There isnt no words of my own that I can possibly utter from my mouth to even know what to say. Something like this is just not a way we want anyone to go let alone someone just a child. Only 17yrs old. It’s different when someone is in there elderly stages or have a illness but most certainly this is never something any of us want to face. The one thing I just say because I know we cant bring our loved ones back no matter how much we beg, or barter with God. He is the creator of us and without him going to the cross we would even have had a chance at life. One thing I can say just by the love I’ve seen poured out. He has affected and impacted many life. Keep the memories alive. Hes alive in your heart but his body is laid to rest and he is in heaven glorifying the king. We have an amazing God that loves each of us. I promise you will have days and moments you feel like you cant bear the pain. It’s perfectly normal. It’s all apart of the grieving process and mourning. R.I.H Cody I’ll see you shortly. I love you and know your in good hands.
    Dear God I ask you to be present with his loves one and all who are grieving. Send them Comfort and peace and we claim it as your word says.

    Romans 5:3-4
    More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

  • Ralph and Family. Tough to find any words to express my sorrow for your loss.
    I have enjoyed working with Cody’s father for some 15 years now and know he is a genuine, giving person, Dad and Co-Worker.
    Wish only the best looking forward!