William “Willy” Keith Napier III, 25, of Port Washington died tragically on February 26, 2020 at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
Willy was born on September 14, 1994 in Coshocton, Ohio to mother Kimberly (Dixon) Sparks and father William Keith Napier, Jr. He attended Indian Valley High School in Gnadenhutten. Even as an adult, Willy was a kid at heart. He had an infectious laugh that put a smile on everyone’s face. He enjoyed playing video games and loved to play guitar, making videos of the music he played. Willy was fond of being outdoors and loved spending time hunting, fishing, and boating with family. Willy always enjoyed a good game of pool with his father, and would never pass up a chance to wager five bucks on a game.
Although we have lost Willy in this life, in an act of selfless generosity, Willy gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. He became a hero by allowing those in need a second chance at life.
Willy is survived by a two year old daughter, Delilah Stout, his parents William Keith and wife Tracy Napier; mother Kimberly and husband Dave Sparks; maternal grandparents Dan and Deb Dixon, paternal grandparents William Keith and wife Crystal Napier, and Van Grewell, and Gary and Angie Jones; siblings: Makyia, Brianna, Ashlynn, Jonathan, Kenisha, Cameron, Logan, Sully, Elizabeth, and Vincent; niece Aliayha, and many other relatives and friends.
Willy was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Pam Jones and Sue Duff.
Calling hours for Willy will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home of Gnadenhutten, 244 North Walnut Street, Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629. A service celebrating the life of Willy Napier will begin at 5:00 p.m. following calling hours. Scott Hayes and Mike Kennedy will conduct the service.
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