Justin Clark Sweeney, 42, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died on February 14, 2017. He was born in Summersville, West Virginia on January 11, 1975 to Ronald and the late Marsha Sweeney. Justin graduated from Nicholas County High School in 1993 and was an exceptional athlete. He participated in football, baseball, basketball, and wrestling and in 1992 was named class AAA All-State wide receiver. After, high school, he received a Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He was the director of Rehabilitation for Therapy Solutions in Van Wert, Ohio and used his skills and education to help individuals cope with debilitating illnesses. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and enjoyed the outdoors and everything that life had to offer.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Angelia Sweeney, his children Cecelia and Silas Sweeney; step-children Madison, Alex, and Jacob Crowley; his father Ronald Sweeney; brothers Jonathan and Jared Sweeney; sisters Julia Bays and Jill Sweeney. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Visitation will be held at the Northside Baptist Church 2425 Derr Road Springfield, Ohio 45503 on February 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00pm, with funeral service to begin at 5:00pm, Pastor Kirk officiating. There will also be a graveside service in Canvas, West Virginia at the McClung/Sweeney Farm for family and close friends. The time and date for the graveside service is yet to be announced.
Justin leaves a legacy of love and integrity with his family and those who knew him. He has left behind wonderful memories of a loving husband, father, son and brother. I am grateful for each and every day I got to see his glowing smile and for the lessons learned and all the jokes we shared. He was spiritually strong and compassionate, and had a clever sense of humor. Above all he loved and cherished his family and friends. We will miss him more than words can express.
Justin was the type of person you couldn't get enough of. If I could live it all over again, I would go back in time when Justin asked me to marry him, and a million times over I would say yes. Marrying him was the best decision I ever made in my life and I would never change that. He was my prince charming, that's how much I love my husband. That's how much I will keep on loving him.
Until then my love be at peace, please guide my life here on earth. Please watch over our children and protect them from harm. Justin, you will always be remembered and will always live in our hearts. I love you so much. We had 3 joyful years of the deepest love and truest partnership I could ever imagine. You gave me the experience of true love. being deeply understood, truly supported and completely and utterly loved. I will carry that with me always. We did not have enough time together.
As we put the love of my life to rest, we bury only his body. His spirit, his soul and his amazing ability to give is still with us. It will live on in our stories and how he touched our lives. This love is visible in the eyes of our family and friends. Things will never be the same, but my world is a better place for the time I had with my beloved husband. Rest in peace my love until we meet again, I love you.
"He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same"-Emily Bronte