Mark E. Deeds, age 52 of Lima, went home to be with the Lord, 10:00 a.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1962 in Canton, Ohio; to the late Donald E. and Rose Marie VanMeter Deeds. On August 1, 1984 he married Kathleen A. Schimmoeller, who survives.
Mr. Deeds worked at Barry’s Fleet Service as an auto diesel technician and attended the Meadowbrook Baptist Church. He loved NASCAR, the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State, and fishing. Being a very loving person, he believed in giving people second chances. The light of his life was his grandson Parker.
He is also survived by a son – Scott W. (Abigail) Deeds of Lima; a grandson Parker W. Deeds, and a granddaughter due July 27 – Annistyn L. Deeds; a sister – Julie L. (Donald) Williams of Newark, OH; a very special aunt – Sharon S. VanMeter of Arlington, VA; lots of cousins, nieces, nephews; sister-in-laws – Connie (Mel) Klima of Lima; Gayla ‘Jo’ (Rick) Pierce of Lima; and a brother-in-law – Randy (Jamie) Schimmoeller of Perrysburg, OH.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law – Herbert and Goldia Stephens Schimmoeller.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 2101 West Breese Road. Pastor Shawn Hurley will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, and one hour prior to service Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to Meadowbrook Baptist Church.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am