Mitchell Young

June 12, 2000 ‒ July 26, 2016

Sunbury, Ohio

Mitchell “Meech” Young’s life was cut tragically short after a traffic accident on Monday, July 25, 2016.  He was 16

He was born on June 12, 2000 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio the youngest of two boys to Craig and Jane (Crow) Young.

He was set to start his sophomore year at Big Walnut High School where he was a standout athlete and honor roll student.  Mitchell was a 3rd baseman and pitcher for the Eagle baseball team and played defensive end and split end for the football team.  He also played six years on the Big Walnut baseball travel team, where lifelong bonds were established between both players and parents.

This summer, Mitchell dedicated himself to the weight room to better prepare him for the upcoming football season.  He had a couple of cousins who played college football who he looked up to and used as motivation.

Like most 16-year-old boys, Mitchell was a gamer.  While Madden was the game of choice, he and his friends would play nearly any sports game on X-Box.

Mitchell looked forward to extended family vacations to Hilton Head Island.  The Young family would meet up with aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents and they’d spend time on the beach and go fishing.

Mitchell’s friendship will be missed by so many at BWHS.  He was so very well liked and had a good core group of friends.

His family will miss his “smile” and his quiet confidence.

He will be missed by his parents Craig and Jane of Sunbury; his older brother Jacob; Nana Carolyn Young of Moundsville, West Virginia; grandparents Glenn and Patti Crow of Cameron, West Virginia; aunts and uncles Lisa and Randy Chambers of Moundsville, West Virginia, Dave Crow of Sunbury, and Bill and Tammy Crow of St. Mary’s, Georgia; several cousins; his girlfriend Hunter; his Lab Lucy; and too many friends to name.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Donald Young.

A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Big Walnut High School Football Stadium.  A memorial gathering will follow immediately at the Genoa Baptist Church.  Please wear your Big Walnut Athletic gear proudly.

The Celebration of his life will continue on Sunday at 2 PM at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Moundsville, West Virginia with a dinner to follow.

The family requests, rather than flowers, memorial contributions be made in Mitchell’s name to Lifeline of Ohio, Attn: Contributions, 770 Kinnear Road, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212 or Sidney’s Soldiers, 865 Carters Corners, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Mitchell’s time on earth was too short but his legacy will live on in numerous individuals he will have helped through organ donations.  In all 50-100 people will be positively affected by his responsible and well thought out decision.

Craig and Jane would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Sunbury community for their love and support during this time.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to assist the Young family at this difficult time.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at

  • I’m so devastated by this news. I’m so very sad for the Youngs. Praying for you all during this difficult time. Hugs and love

  • There are not enough words to express how sorry we are for all of you. Please know that we are praying for comfort and healing for all of you. God Bless Mitchell and your family.

  • Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Praying for healing and comfort for your family. XOXO
    Love, The Bowmar Family

  • So very sorry for your loss. My heart just breaks for your family. Please always remember you have an entire community to lean on. Sending you the warmest hugs, most thoughtful wishes, and the greatest prayers for comfort.

    -Love, The Jervey Family

  • Jane,
    My deepest condolences, we are thinking of you and your family and sending you Gods blessings for support and comfort in this time of need.
    God Bless,
    Marilynn Wagner
    JPMorgan Chase

  • Jane-

    We are so sorry to hear of this loss and tragedy. Please know that our family is thinking and praying for you and your family.

    Matt Sarcheck and Family
    JPMorgan Chase

  • I’m sorry for your loss. My son Luke played for East Side Irish Black against Mitchell and his Big Walnut teammates for years and have always been good competitive games and we will truly miss seeing Mitchell on the baseball diamond.
    The Young / Crow Family will be in are prayers.

  • Mitchell was a really great kid who will be sadly missed. We are all very sorry & full of love for your family, our wonderful friends.
    We’re here for you always & you’re in our prayers.
    The Evans family

  • Dear Young Family,

    We are very saddened by the loss of Mitchell. My twin girls went to all the BW schools with Mitchell starting with Souders through BWHS, plus rode the same bus. They described Mitchell as a great athlete, student and friend, but most importantly as an awesome young man. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    With love and Prayers,
    The Blank Family

  • So sorry to hear of Mitchell’s passing. Can’t even imagine how hard it must be. I’ll be praying for you all. I wish I could me there for his memorial but we are in Arkansas for work til Monday.

  • So heartbroken for all of you. Praying that God will strengthen you and give you peace in the days to come and that the love of your family and friends will help to comfort you.

  • You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Kletrovetz Family

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. I remember when the boys were young and they would go next door to mom’s house and Jane would come looking for them. Mom always had some kind of treat for them. They were both such sweet little guys and have grown to be better young men. Know that we are praying for God to give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow. God Bless.

  • We have no words to express how much we grieve for your sorrow.
    Our hearts are heavy, and our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your Son.
    We, with you, also do not understand.
    With our very deepest sympathy.
    Yours In Christ.
    “Blessed are those who mourn,
    For they shall be comforted.”
    Matthew 5:4

  • Our hearts are so heavy, full of sympathy and love. Our Sunbury community gives you thanks for sharing with the rest of those who have need.

    Mickey & Bob Ryan

  • Craig & Jane,
    I am sorry I didn’t get to talk to either of you at the Memorial Service today. It was a beautiful service. I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jeannie Jasiewicz


  • Craig, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jane,
    We’re thinking of you. So very sorry to hear the loss of a fellow “#11”. (my nephew wears same number)

    Bethany Soler

  • It is with much sorrow in my heart that I leave this message.. I only wish there was something I could say or do to comfort you and your family. Please know your are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sad to hear about Mitchell. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • On behalf of the Grove City Vipers baseball team, we send our sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

    Our coaches, players and parents will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.