Douglas M. “D.W.” Wynn

June 08, 1950 ‒ September 07, 2014

Bellville, Ohio

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

  • What a nice obituary about your father. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Sounds like there is a lot to cherish and celebrate knowing this wonderful man. May God bless you as you mourn his passing but cherish his life. Love and hugs.

    • Lindsey, you were so sweet to me through this battle with cancer,,,thank you for the hugs,the food,the cards …the compassion I could see in your eyes.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We have fond memories of times together spent cheering on our sons at many wrestling matches. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family in the days ahead. Much love, Don & Sue

  • Lisa, Lars and Family
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.
    Lots of love
    Denise Blamer

  • We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and person. Please know so many loving wishes are being sent your way to help carry you through this difficult time.

  • John very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Losing my mother last year I can tell you the greatest thing is talking and sharing all of the great stories you and your family have about your Dad. They will bring smiles to your face in this hard time. I hope the best for you and your family.

  • With deepest sympathy at this time of sadness.
    May happy memories carry you and your family
    through this sorrowful time.

  • Darren and I are both saddened by the loss of Doug. What great memories we have together! Doug was a men full of integrity and honor. I know God has a special place for him. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love! Darren and Kim Sapp

  • We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s suffering and passing. Vic worked with Doug at First Energy/Ohio Edison in the line department for 25 years. I remember going down along the Ohio River to his cousins’ cabin to hunt. I have many good memories of Doug. We will be thinking of your family in this time of great loss.

    Victor & Karla MacTavish

  • Dear Sharon and Family:
    So sorry to learn of your family’s loss. While we were never blessed to know Doug personally, the blessings you brought to Tom’s mother, Ann, and to our entire family, with the time you devoted to her will always be treasured, Sharon. We smile when we recall the picture you had taken of Mom standing by one of Doug’s big “mudder trucks”!! You brought such fun into her life….the performances your granddaughters put on, the trips, the walks, the talks….. Our prayers go up for you and your entire family. God bless.
    Tom and Mary Carroll