Steven Matthew Wilson

April 11, 1978 ‒ December 21, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Steven Matthew Wilson, 40 of Delaware passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 11, 1978 in Marion, Ohio the only son to Steven F. & Jeri (Anderson) Wilson. Steven graduated from Harding High School in 1996,  was a Life scout, he received the order of the arrow, and experienced the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He also attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree. He  would go on to graduate from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science; he also received a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Kent State University, and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Steven proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, serving several years overseas in Japan, before being stationed back home in the states. After returning home Steven worked for several libraries around the country.

Left to cherish his memory is parents Steven & Jeri Wilson; sister Jennifer (Scott) Ramsey; niece and nephew Emma and Noah Ramsey.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Lemoyne & Garnetta Wilson, and maternal grandparents Howard & Eleanor Anderson.

Steven loved to read in his spare time, he enjoyed getting lost in the text of a good book. He also was a collector of knives, and guns. He enjoyed riding his Harley- Davidson motorcycle,  fishing, camping and hiking..  Steven was proud of his military service time, and will be missed for the smart, tenacious, and tender-hearted gentlemen that he was.

Pastor Lee Cox will officiate a funeral service Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 11:30 am, at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will take place at 2:30 pm at Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

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  • Steve and Jeri, We are so sorry to hear about Steven. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you tightly during this next week.

  • Steve & Jeri , I hold dear in my heart the years I was near to you and your family. Know that God is there to comfort you.

  • Steve and Jeri, I am so sad to hear about Steven. He was such a kind and loving person. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am thinking of you during this time and praying God brings you comfort.

  • Steve, Jeri and Jen. I’m so sorry to hear about Steven passing. My heart aches for you. I remember Steven fondly from youth group days. Your family will be in my prayers and I pray you feel the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time.

  • Mike and I are so sorry to hear about Steve. Mike enjoyed being his scoutmaster. It meant a lot to Mike when he stopped to see him in his uniform. Prayers to your family in this difficult time.

  • Mike and I are so sorry to hear about Steve. Mike loved Steve being in his scout troop and has fond memories of him stopping by to see him in his uniform when he was home from the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • My dear, precious friends, my heart is aching for you as you go through this difficult time of grieving over the loss of Steven. What a shock to hear this news. My prayers are being lifted up for you and Jenny for comfort and peace. Much love.

  • Steve,Jeri, and Jeni,
    I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I still remember all of the fun we used to have at church growing up. Dad and I just lost my sister Kristin on December 10th, so I know the pain you are feeling at this moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all who loved him. May God Bless you and his memory.

    • Jennifer,
      We were so sorry to hear of Kristin’s passing. We deeply appreciate your prayers for our family and I am praying for you as well.

  • Steve and Jeri,Jen
    So sorry and heartbroken! Your in our thoughts and prayers!
    Bob and Nancy Parker

  • Mike and I are so sorry about Steve. Just loved him and Mike has many memories of him in scouts. You are in our prayers!

  • Dear Steve, Jeri, and Jenni
    Don and I are so sorry to learn about Steven’s passing. We remember watching him grow up at MVA. He always seemed to have a smile. Please know we will be lifting your family up in our prayers in the days and months to come. May God comfort you and give you His peace. Love, Don & Susie White

  • Our many prayers and thoughts are with all of you and pray for God’s healing grace and strength thru these days ahead Many fond memories of Steven growing up at MVA Peace and Love Jack and Marilyn

  • Jimmy and I send our deepest condolences and prayers. May Gods peace give you comfort in your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jimmy and Betty

  • Was cousin. Some people are good in the beginning. Some people are good in the end. Steven was good from the beginning until the end. I was disheartened to hear of his passing at age 40. Steve/jerry/Jenny my thoughts with you this holiday season.

  • Steve, Jeri and Jen…

    Our deepest sympathy to you and and family. We, too, remember Steven from youth group days. A solid, gentleman, with wonderful potential, even then. Prayers of comfort for you.

    With Love in Christ
    Tim and Nancy Cooper

  • Steve, Jeri and Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are not any words that can console you, but there is a God who will. I know you will be calling on your faith to sustain you. May God wrap His arms around you and hold you when nothing else makes sense. Love you guys and again, I can’t imagine.

  • Steve, Jeri, and Jen sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. We have fond memories of
    a little red headed boy with a sweet smile. Lifting your family in prayer that our great Lord will give you comfort and strength at this time. Sincerely Jerry and Judy

  • Jenny:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. There is no good time to be in mourning for a family member, but it must be especially difficult during this time of the year. We are praying for you and the family.

    Love you all, and praying God will comfort you in the days ahead.

    Cliff & Joanie

  • Dear Steve, Jeri and Jenni,
    What a shock. It’s so hard to believe that Steven is gone. Please know that you all are being lifted up in prayer. May god give you peace and comfort.
    Vic and Judy Lyon

    • Dear Steve, Jeri and Jenni,
      In our message God was typed with a small “g”. We know it should be a capital “G” because our God is the only God. Sorry.
      Vic and Judy Lyon

  • May God Bless Steve and his family and friends during this difficult time. I graduated High School with Steve and played 1 year of High School Football with him. He was a great friend, a great teammate, and a great kid. I really admired him for going in the Marine Corps. He was a really intelligent kid, and he had a clever sense of humor. We lost track of eachother after he went into the Marine Corps and I moved to West Virginia with my Mom and Dad but he will always be my friend. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Rick Pritt

  • Steve, Jeri, and Jenni,
    I am so very sad for you all. I have so many fun childhood memories playing with Steven and Jenni. It seems so unreal. I pray God will cover each of you in His peace and love now and always❤️

  • Steve, Jeri, and Jenni,

    I am so sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. My memories of the Wilson home always include a very silly little brother! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort.

  • Steve, Jeri and Jenni,

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. May you feel the comfort of God’s loving arms around you now and in the days to follow. You are in our prayers.

  • Steve, I just heard of your great loss. I can’t imagine the magnitude of pain your family is experiencing. Please know our prayers are with you and the family as you navigate through the future days. God is walking with you through the darkness.