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Brian Russell Shoup

• Updated Jan 28, 2019 at 2:43 PM

WILLARD — Brian Russell Shoup of Willard, 37, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Stein Hospice surrounded by his family after a one year battle with cancer.

Brian was born on September 23, 1981 in Willard to Ken and Cyndi Shoup. He graduated in 2000 from Willard High School where he participated in wrestling, football and baseball. He continued his education at Urbana University where he was a four year letterman on the football team and a captain his senior year. In 2004, he received a bachelor's degree in education. Brian was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan as well as a Cleveland sports fan. While in North Carolina, he was a member of the Browns Backers.

Brian was employed by Dutchmaid Logistics in Willard and also spent several years teaching social studies and coaching in North Carolina before returning home.

He will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends. Brian is survived by his parents Ken and Cyndi (Heisler) Shoup of Willard, daughter Madeline Shoup of Apex, North Carolina, sister Kendra Gologanoff and niece Leah Gologanoff of Olmsted Falls, and brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Crystal Shoup of Sandusky.

Brian was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Russell and Hazel Heisler, paternal grandparents, Gerald and Lois Shoup, and uncle Dennis Shoup.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Secor Funeral Home, 202 W. Maple Street, Willard. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Secor Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Madeline Shoup in care of the funeral home.


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