Douglas M. “D.W.” Wynn
June 08, 1950 ‒ September 07, 2014
BELLVILLE: A nickname is “a name added to or substituted for the proper name of a person, place, etc., as in affection or familiarity.” Douglas M. Wynn, accumulated many nicknames over the years, each he took as a badge of honor, as these names represented the close emotional bond he built through his relationships. These names included “D.W., Rusty Nail and Old Timer” to his friends and co-workers, and other names like “Superman, Cowboy, Dad, Pop and Honey” to those who knew and loved him best. Douglas M. Wynn of Bellville passed away Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014 in his home surrounded by his adoring family. He was 64.
He was born June 8, 1950 in Mansfield, the son of Martin L. and Mary A. (Baker) Wynn and graduated from Madison High School.
A U.S. Army Veteran Doug served two years of active duty just following the Vietnam War. He served as a color guard and a member of American Legion Post #535. A patriot, he valued freedom and all things American right down to the apple pie!
Doug worked for over 39 years as a utility lineman for First Energy/Ohio Edison. Following retirement, he enjoyed hanging out and drinking coffee with his friends at the Hanley Road McDonalds “round table.”
Though Doug knew the value of hard work, he also loved his time to play. “A true man’s man,” Doug enjoyed archery, shooting, hunting, fishing, and mud running. He was a talented mechanic rebuilding old trucks, and he loved muscle cars, tractors, or any vehicle with horsepower. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon Wynn whom he married July 26, 1975, three children Lisa (Lars) Anderson, John (Darcie) Wynn, and Karla (Adam) Brokaw all of Bellville, five grandchildren Ashleigh Anderson, Jacob and Jada Brokaw, and Zachary and Alexander Wynn; his mother Mary Wynn of Mansfield, a brother Jeff Wynn of Mansfield, many nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In honor of Doug there will be a gathering of friends and family Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 2-3:30 in the Palm Park Pavilion, 4777 Bellville North Road, Bellville. Following the gathering, American Legion Post #535 will conduct military honors, concluded by a Celebration of Doug’s life. Please dress casual, grab a lawn chair, fishing pole and join us.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Clear Fork Music Boosters, the Clear Fork Wrestling Foundation or the Clear Fork Youth League, C/O Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 338, Bellville, Ohio 44813.
The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is pleased to host the gathering and expressions of support to Doug’s family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.