GREENVILLE - Brian Michael Williams Mendenhall, 15, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 27, 2012.
Brian was born on June 18, 1997, in Dayton, Ohio, son of Larry Allen and Michelle (Morgan) Mendenhall.
Brian enjoyed drawing and always had a sharpie or mechanical pencil with him. He loved to draw floor plans, cars, crosses and skulls. Brian loved video games, especially The Need for Speed and Call of Duty. Brian was an eighth-grade student at Tri Village Schools. He loved to hang out with the big guys and with his best friend, Aiden.
He enjoyed going to church and hanging with Grandma Becky. Brian was a prankster and would often cause trouble. He enjoyed drinking dark sodas, chewing gum and eating saltine crackers. The family said if Brian could tell everyone one last thing it would be... "Be nicer, show more love, and know that I love you all."
Brian is preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Mendenhall; grandmother, Debra "Deb" Crick; and stepgrandfather, Gary Skaggs.
In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by two sisters, Nicole Mendenhall and Kinita and Adam Crumley, both of Greenville; grandmother, Rebecca Skaggs of Greenville; grandfather, Harrison Morgan of Kentucky; three uncles, Joey Skaggs, Shawn Mendenhall and Robbie and Rennett Mendenhall, all of Greenville; two aunts, Missy and Brickton Ginger of Greenville, and Tonya Mendenhall of Ansonia; a nephew, Aiden Crumley of Greenville; and numerous friends and family who mourn his passing.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville with the Rev. Eric Fee officiating.
The family will receive guests from 3 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be given to Braund Funeral Home to help with funeral costs. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com.