TIPP CITY - John William "Will" Ford Mohr passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, of complications of osteosarcoma. He was born in Dayton on April 24, 1990. Will was 22 years old.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Wayne and Mary Mershimer and Harold and Mary Mohr.
Will is survived by his parents, John and Valerie Mohr of Tipp City; his brothers, Robert of Laurel, Md., Richard of Indianapolis, Ind.; his aunt, Mary Frances Mohr of Cincinnati, Ohio; numerous cousins and friends, and his love and soul mate, Courtney Perkins of Goshen, Ky.
Will was a 2008 graduate of Tippecanoe High School, where he played baseball and soccer, and a 2012 University of Dayton graduate. Will and Courtney met on the very first day of classes their freshman year. He loved working with children and looked forward to a career in teaching, serving as a substitute teacher until health issues prevented him from continuing. He loved Kansas basketball, the Indiana Pacers, the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49ers, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the family pets. Will battled cancer for 5-1/2 years with grace, perseverance, strength and dignity. Always optimistic toward life, Will greeted all with a ready smile and a welcoming attitude.
Visitation will be at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, 3rd and Main, Tipp City, from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, and the memorial service will be at the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, with visitation one hour before. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Tipp City following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2961, designated for the Will Mohr Scholarship. Will did not have the gift of time that allowed him to be a teacher. It is hoped that this scholarship will help others with the same dream.
Services have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, www.fringsandbayliff.com.