Obituary for Garould E. O’banion

Garould E. O’banion

Garould Eugene O’banion, age 54, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at home.

A longtime resident of the Goshen community, and later relocated to Warsaw, he was born on November 25, 1964 in South Bend, IN to John E. O’banion and Susan K. (Chrispyn) Turner. Garould has spent the last 6 years with his beloved Christy R. Myers, in Warsaw, IN. Garould attended Goshen Highschool and furthered his education at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
Garould is survived by his wife Christy R. Myers of Warsaw, IN daughters Nicole O’banion of Middlebury, IN and Tessa (Bryan) O’banion of Goshen, IN, son; Torin Myers of Fort Wayne, IN, sisters; Robin O’banion of South Bend, IN, Teresa Bradbury of Southbend, IN, Terry O’banion of Texas, Renee O’banion of Alabama, Monica Flores, of Goshen, IN, Michelle (Jerry)Lambright of Goshen, IN, and brother; Michael Turner of Wolcottville, IN, grandson; Thomas Bryan , granddaughters; Daelyn Bryan, Deliylah Bryan, Sequoya Middleton, Zakiah Middleton, mother; Susan Turner of Goshen, IN, step-father; Ron Turner or Goshen, IN. He was preceded in death by his father John O’banion, brother; Johnny O’banion and grandson Joshua Schuh-Myers.
Garould had a love for all things known, unknown and odd. Garould had a bravery for the world unlike anyone else. That bravery guided him through his fight against cancer. His determination, radiant personality and love of music made his battle seem easy. Though his physical body was damaged by the disease, cancer did not win the war. Daily Garould embraced the physical pain and exhaustion by praising God and giving thanks for His grace. Garould’s spirit was never broken nor did it stop him from showing love and mercy toward his family and friends. His cancer lost the battle when the trumpets called him home to reveal truth to all his inquiries and curiosities by placing him on the streets made of gold. Garould carried a bright energy through life that touched the hearts of many. For years he lived a fast and wild life to later journey into a life of love and loyalty with Christy and an acceptance of the Lord that guided him through the rest of his earthly journey. Any and all that were touched by Garould are welcome to join his family and friends in his celebration of life.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Grace Community Church, Goshen, Indiana. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Grace Community Church, Goshen. Pastor Ron Patrick will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

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