UPDATE: Due to the outpouring of community support, Austin's funeral will now be held at Impact Worship Center to allow for enough parking and chairs. The service will still begin at 11 a.m. and the address is 160 Woodruff Road in Mansfield, Ohio, 44904.
Full of life and laughter, Austin Weyhmeller was a hero. His vibrant and energetic personality shined its brightest last Friday, after placing the value of a friend’s life above his own. Admired by his brave deeds, Austin courageously passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 during a tragic swimming accident at the spillway of the Pleasant Hill Dam. He was 16.
Born March 31, 1999 in Mansfield, Austin just completed his freshman year at Loudonville High School. Athletic, he played football and was planning on playing basketball next year.
More than just proud, Austin was “country proud”. He loved country music and the outdoors. From a young age he hunted, fished, and loved to swim. Described as a jokester, laughter seemed to follow Austin. He liked to bring smiles to those around. Fun loving, Austin went by many nicknames, but those closest called him “bubby”.
He is survived by his father Tim (Katie) Cox of Loudonville and mother Jamie (Chris) Bogner of Mansfield; siblings Jared Weyhmeller, Leah Terry and Lily Cox; step brothers and step sisters Ameila, Nick, Jordan, Brandie, and Makayla; paternal grandparents James (Bev) Cox of Bellville; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Robert “Buck” (Judy) Weyhmeller.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 1-8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Impact Worship Center. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Perrysville Fire Department, Loudonville Fire Department, Loudonville Police Department, American Red Cross, or OSRT (Ohio Special Response Team) may be made through the funeral home.
To leave a message of condolence, share a fond memory and to watch Austin’s tribute video please visit:SnyderFuneralHomes.com