Services for Brian M. Ansley will be held at 1:00 Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the St. John’s Evangelical Church in Kenton, with Pastor Tim Kohl officiating. Burial will follow at Wolfcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton.
The family request casual dress and Cummin’ Atcha friends to wear your team gear.
Brian passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born March 18, 1983 in Kenton to Donald Ansley and Bonnie (Weaver) Vermillion. His father Donald survives in Ridgeway and his mother and step-father Bonnie (Don) Vermillion survive in rural Forest.
Also surviving are three children Troy Cameron, Addyson and Kashley Ansley and the mother of his children Jessi Kalb, all of Ridgeway. A sister Robin (Jimmie) Bailey of Belle Center; step-brother Damon (Steph) Vermillion of Maryland; step-sister Carla (Tom Shifflet) Ross of Upper Sandusky; grandmother Helen (McGee) Ansley of Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William R. Ansley and Homer and Clarabelle Weaver, cousins Krista (Ansley) McDonald, Joel Draper and uncles Dennis Keith Ansley and Jack Acton.
Brain was a 2001 graduate of Ridgemont High School being active in FFA, with a state degree, and Industrial arts. He restored a 1947 H Farmall for a class project, He was a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima, majoring in High Performance Automotive. He was the owner of Ansley’s Engines and a member of the Cummin’ Atcha Pulling team. He modified his ever popular school bus flatbed trailer to haul his tug truck.
As a child Brian tagged along with his grandpa Ansley to learn some of his electrical skills. At moms he would sneak tools to the garage to modify his dirt bike. When his dad commented that he was tired of blue trucks Brian and his sister Robin gave dad’s truck a new paint job with used oil. Dad was not happy.
He started his working career at Crates Farms and Excavating and on to International Paper, Advanced Auto, Napa in Marion, store manager at Napa in Kenton, Land Tech in Kenton and MIG in Bellefontaine.
Brian’s pleasures included his children occasionally helping and observing with him in his shop. Jessi and Troy enjoying tugging with him, and all his friends that he gave advice to or shared his open door policy to his home shop to use or just hang out. Customers that he tried his best to accommodate when needed. He was quick – witted but his children also kept him on his toes as they also learned that trait.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the children’s benefit and scholarship fund.
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