Shawn M. Henthorn

September 19, 1969 ‒ March 09, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Shawn M. Henthorn died unexpectedly at his Brown Township home on Monday afternoon, March 9. He was born on September 19, 1969, to the union of Warren D. Henthorn, Jr. and Connie Sue Delgouffre.

Shawn graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of SPC E4 as a member of 119th Transportation Battalion. His service included Desert Storm, 1990-91. During his service, he earned the Army Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Somalia), Southwest Asia Service Medal, and Sharpshooter Badge.

Shawn was a machinist, employed by Mount Vernon Machine and Tool and following the acquisition, by Ariel Corporation. He was a 4-H advisor and enjoyed the Knox County Fair Fun Shows as well as Rough Trucks and the Demolition Derbies.

A superb mechanic and jack-of-all-trades, Shawn is remembered for always stepping up to help family and friends with projects and volunteering for charity. He loved animals, and his soft heart resulted in a houseful of rescued dogs. Shawn enjoyed playing pool, being outdoors and especially hunting with family ever since childhood.

One of Shawn’s greatest joys was riding his Harley-Davidson. He was a member of the Rat Bastards riding club and had travelled with them to Minnesota last summer and was looking forward to a North Carolina trip this year. Motorcycle Poker Runs were a favorite.

Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 15 years, Rachel L. Miller; daughters Toni Knuckles and Jimmi (Justin) Forrest; grandson Anthony Knuckles; father Warren and wife Rebecca; sister Stacy Burgess; brothers Don(Leslie) Atherton, David Atherton; brothers-in-law J. Douglas (Ann) Miller, David B. (Theresa) Miller; Aunt Ruth Ann Carper; those who were like brothers Jeremy Jackson, Rodney Mowery, Mike Haxton, Jeremiah Denuit, Kevin Henthorn; and a long list of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shawn was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents Warren and Rowena Henthorn, George and Helen Delgouffre; uncle Morris Carper; and dear friend Matt Neighbarger.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, on Saturday, March 14, 2020, followed by a celebration of Shawn’s life from 3-4 p.m. Military Honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Mission K-9 Rescue, P.O. Box 395, Needville, TX 77461-0395.

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  • Shawn was a childhood friend of mine and my neighbor growing up on Upper Gilchrist Rd in Mt Vernon. We later graduated HS together. He was always nice and had a smile on his face. Sincere sympathy to his family.

  • Shawn was the first to welcome me in the Harley Ratbastards rally in Minnesota last July. He immediately owned me as his sister and continued a special relationship with me until his last day. We spent many midnight hours talking about the wars and being soldiers. He never hesitated to speak of his appreciation and love for his family and friends.
    I pray for strength to his family for I can only imagine the great loss that you are suffered. He will forever live because of you.

  • Rachel,Toni and Jimmi,We are so sorry for loss. Shawn was a dear friend. Always . Our hearts go out to you. Healing Prayers .πŸ’”

  • We are going to miss you deeply Cuzin Shawn! One of our favorite people on this earth. Your kindness, generosity, and awesome outlook on life will never be forgotten. You are family and we had so much fun and quality times together for so many years. Until we laugh again…we love you! Blake and Lauri

  • I’ve known Shawn since grade school. We kept in touch through fb. He made a donation to relay for life in honoring my dad. Shawn will be greatly missed.

  • Ray, Wayne and I send our thoughts and Prayers to you Rachel, Toni Amd Jimmi…. Shawn was a very sweet and caring guy and we will always remember his fun loving antics at fair and the Friday Night Shows…. He wil be missed!!! Ray and Victoria Gladman and Wayne Mader

  • I remember riding bikes with Shawn when I was a kid at the bike trail near my home and around the neighborhood. He was a cool guy a talented rider and impressed me with his tricks. I’m sorry to hear of his passing and warmest thoughts to his family.

  • My prayers and love go to the entire family. I’m so sorry for the loss of Shawn. I will never forget his ornery smile.

  • I will greatly miss my no non-sense friend. Funny, sincere, caring. I would never ask Shawn a question that I didn’t want to hear the truth delivered back to me. What a great legacy to leave us…his honest and genuine friendship. I’m so sorry for his loss. May God Bless all who loved Shawn.

  • Sorry for your loss, we got to know Shawn and the family over the years at KCF ( fair ) . He will be missed by many . Prayers and thoughts

  • Shawn was always special to me since he was a very young man. Anytime you would meet him, you always knew he was a very smart and likeable guy! The hugs and smiles always permeated the space around him. Will miss him and remember him forever!
    My condolences to Rachel, all her family and to Shawn’s sister Stacy.

  • Having the pleasure to work with Shawn for several years gave me great respect for him. Knowing and respecting his father Warren first gave me high hopes for Shawn which he did not disappoint. Great Machinist but what I respected most of Shawn was the love and caring he showed for his family. My deepest sympathy to all Shawn’s family & friends I know he will be missed.

  • Shawn will be truly missed, he was a childhood friend / neighbor whom always had me laughing with his quick humor. We had many cherished times we spent together with my sisters, Stephanie and Jenny. Much love and prayers to his family, he was such a kind soul.

  • Rachel, when you hear thunder in the sky, you know Shawn is riding through the clouds. I will miss him riding past my my house. I’m so sorry. Love, Chris Haldeman

  • We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Shawn. Your family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Keith and Jodi Gilmore

  • My condolences to his family and friends. Shawn was a true blessing to so many. He will be remembered and missed.

  • The first time I met Shawn was at his daughter’s wedding Jimmie last year. I was so nervous about taking photos of this special day and he said”you got this” with a big smile. He calm my nerves by just speaking with me and that big smile.

  • I met Shawn at the Rat Bastards Rally in Kentucky , 2018. We became instant friends. He became a brother to me. We rode to Minnesota from Ohio to last summer’s rally in Minnesota . Shawn loved his family and friends very much and the love was returned. I will miss my buddy checking on me like he did. Ride free, watch over us and know that you are forever in our hearts. MLLHR. Jodi

  • Prayers going out to Shawn’s family and friends. We met in middle school and he is just one of those people….a friend forever…I miss him…..

  • Shawn and I were in the military together, 119th Transportation Company. Shawn was funny and nice too everyone. We had a gtoup of people that hung out togather, Shawn was one . We would go to the enlisted club on the werkends and have fun. One our groups song was – I got friends in low places, by Garth Brooks. The tightest grpup of friends i ever had. Miss you Shawn. See you later.β€β€βœŒβœŒβœŒβœŒβœŒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™. Love you bud.

  • Shawn and I were in the military together, 119th Transportation Company. Shawn was funny and nice too everyone. We had a gtoup of people that hung out togather, Shawn was one . We would go to the enlisted club on the werkends and have fun. One our groups song was – I got friends in low places, by Garth Brooks. The tightest grpup of friends i ever had. Miss you Shawn. See you later.β€β€βœŒβœŒβœŒβœŒβœŒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™. Love you bud. So sorry for your loss. My prayers for hus family. Im better for knowing him.❀❀❀✌✌✌

  • Warren and Becky,

    Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your son was a wonderful person.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Mark and Mary Crippen

  • Jerry and I was sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very friendly and nice neighbor, always waved when he went by. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.

  • To Shawn’s Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. He had such a big heart and was so genuine.
    He and Warren and Becky have been such a big part of my family’s life. So many fond memories of special occasions and just hanging out together. He and my brother Rod had many fun adventures together.

    Love, prayers and hugs to everyone.

    Michelle Mowery

  • Dear Rachel, Toni and Jimmi,
    I was so saddened to hear of Shawns’ passing. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you. May God hold you close and comfort you as you navigate through the loss your family has experienced.

    Aunt Amy

  • No words can ease the pain and loss you are feeling. We are praying for comfort and strength for all of you. Love Ray & Mary Lou Neighbarger