Greg Oney

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/19/2011 14:00:00

Willard OH 44890 7/20/2011 11:00:00

Gregory R. Oney, 25, of Shelby, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from injuries sustained in a motorcyle accident. He was born on December, 13, 1985 in Norwalk, Ohio to Phyllis Hicks and Wayne Oney. Greg was a 2004 graduate of Plymouth High School. After graduation he entered into The United States Marine Corps where he served his country once in Iraq and once in Afghanistan in the Scout Sniper Platoon with Weapons Company 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, having received honors and letters of accommodation. Greg was employed as a conductor at CSX in Willard. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Plymouth American Legion. Greg enjoyed motorcycling, firearms and playing basketball and mud volleyball.
Greg is survived by his mother, Phyllis Hicks of Willard, Ohio; father and step-mother, Wayne and Joann Oney of Mansfield, Ohio; step-brothers, Shawn Carroll of Lucas, Ohio and Wendell Moser of Mifflin, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Helen Hicks of Willard, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Winford Oney of Shiloh, Ohio and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Pharrow Hicks; paternal grandmother, Tressie Oney; one uncle, Phillip Hicks and two infant cousins, Heath Hicks and Harrison Barker.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral mass will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Willard, Ohio with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment, 3025 John Quick Rd., MCB Quantico, VA 22134. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Michael Johnson - Jul 27, 2011

oGreg was my Cousin, and while we did not spend much time together, I am deeply saddened by the fact that not only have I lost a Cousin, but a Brother. I to was a member of 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, and while not spending much family time with him, I spent more time as a member of the United States Marine Corps and a true bond that can’t be broken. Uncle Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss, I will continue to live my life proud of the Marine Corps, Greg, and every thing that we stand for. Semper Fidelis Cousin!

Sally - Jul 22, 2011

I am so sorry for ur loss. The loss of a child is a parents nightmare, I also lost my child in plymouth in an auto accident at the age of 15. I hear and read of ur son and only good things have been said. I know u r proud of him and his accomplishments through his life. The pain is unbearable and we all handle it in different ways. I pray god be with u and ur family to help with ur grieving. My sister wrote my sons obituary and she said .( How do u comfort a parent who has lost the most precious thing to them in this world) Fall to ur knees and ask god to hold them up , Help them.

Sharon and Rick McDowell - Jul 21, 2011

Phyllis, We are so sorry for the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts and prayers ALWAYS .

Allison & Jim Leitz - Jul 20, 2011

You have our sympathy on the loss of your son. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Polly Cellar - Jul 20, 2011

Wayne and the entire family, I am so sorry to hear about Greg. I didn’t know him well but what I did, he was a wonderful young man. I will pray for all of you during this time and the difficult days ahead. May your memories and the loving arms of God, family and friends bring you comfort. In deepest sympathy.

Lorna (Tuttle) Lacey - Jul 20, 2011

Phyllis and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Martha Hamilton - Jul 20, 2011

Dear Joann and Wayne, My heart was saddend when I read about the horific accident, I was shocked! You will remain in our prayers during this difficult time. (I miss seeing you and would love to have your address to send a card.) May our God be the source of your strength…you know He gave his son on Calvery, He knows the loss! Sincerely, Martha Hamilton

Joni Kousma Polachek - Jul 19, 2011

So very, very sorry for yet another tragedy for your family. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Dean & Diane Ziegler - Jul 19, 2011

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Our son CPL Eric Ziegler is in the same platoon. May God bless you all. Dean & Diane Ziegler

Brenda deHart - Jul 19, 2011

Wayne and joann I am so sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughs and prays.

Amy Gardner - Jul 19, 2011

PJ and family,
I’ve known you guys most of my life. I think of the trips down to columbus we made and the all the fun Greg,Glenn and I had. Greg grew up to be such a wonderful, warm , caring person. And I know that he got that from you. I pray for you and your family for the strength to get through this. I know he’s with god looking down on you with love.

Peggy 'Reel' Humphrey - Jul 19, 2011

Phyllis, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Greg. I cannot image what you are going through right now but remember all the good times you shared with him. He sounded like an outstanding young man and I know you were very proud of what he achieved in his short life. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family at this time.

Kenny & Sandy & Joey Edgeson - Jul 19, 2011

Phyllis and Wayne Sandy and I are so sorry to hear about Greg.Its just impossible to know to understand the losing of a son at that age.Joe and him were good friends and classmates and on the football team together.We thought is was an amazing young man and soldier. I think Joe and Greg served in Iraq about the same time only in different parts.He will be truly missed.Sandy and I last spoke with him in Mansfield just before he was getting deployed to Afghanistan. He had that big smile, but was always so quiet.He is now guarding the gates of Heaven and will truly be missed in this world.Again we are truly sorry for your great loss. Kenny and Sandy Edgeson

Adrian Thompson - Jul 19, 2011

Dear Phyllis
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the tragic death of your son. No doubt this sad event has been very disturbing for you and for the many other people who knew and cared for him. I am thinking of you and them in this time of loss and bereavement.

Douglas and Jeanne Lillo - Jul 19, 2011

Our Condolences to Phyllis and Family as well as to Wayne and family. So sorry for your loss.
Douglas and Jeanne Lillo

The Craig Family - Jul 19, 2011

To the Sgt. Greg Oney Family, My son called me at about 1100 pm this past Saturday night and he had a odd sound to his voice. As a dad, I knew that something was terribly wrong. Scott informed me that a member of his family had been killed in an accident. When I asked who, it was all he could do to tell me. He simply said one of “my brothers”. I had no advice, no words of wisdom to share, really nothing I could say except I’m very sorry. You see, Scott was the corpsman attached to Greg’s sniper group, and his job was to take care of the other 7 members. He is feeling a profound sadness, which only he can know. It’s a tragedy this happened. Please accept my and my families heartfelt sympathy for all of our loss. May God Bless You and Keep You! Sincerely, The Craig Family

LCPL Longo - Jul 18, 2011

I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing this man very long but I did have the pleasure of making his acquaintance in Afghanistan. He was definitely a guy you wanted on your side and from what I understand, he was a GREAT MARINE! He won’t be forgotten.

Jari McKinney Amburgey - Jul 18, 2011

Wayne & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss…your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Jennie Newmyer - Jul 18, 2011

To the family and friends, my heart is broken for all of you. Greg was such an amazing man and I am just thankful that I had the privilage of knowing him. May God wrap his arms around you. I will keep all family and friends in my prayers.

Don and Donna Myers - Jul 18, 2011

Phyllis, We send our deepest sympathy to you at this time of great loss.

jon dickinson - Jul 18, 2011

Our prayers go out to your family, Greg was a great friend to our daughter and myself. He felt like a son. He always stoped over to see how we were doing. He is going to be missed by many. We are so proud that we got to watch him grow and become the man he was. We have great memories of him. May you find comfort knowing how much he was loved by so many. JD Dickinson & Amanda Dickinson

Lisa Brker - Jul 18, 2011

Wayne, I am so sorry to hear about your son. You are in my prayers.

Ambur Henke-Hansford - Jul 18, 2011

Its been a long time since I have seen either you or Greg, but my heart was broekn when I heard this news. We grew up down the road from you guys out on TL Rd 12 and my momma watched Greg! Life just doesnt seem fair sometimes. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Ambur

Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows - Jul 18, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
In God’s Love,

Ted & Linda Newsom - Jul 18, 2011

Although we only met Greg once, his warmth and kindness was very aparent. Praying for God’s love to see you thru this tragic time. Ted’s son, Jeremy, went to be with the Lord when he was 16 years old, so Ted knows the heartache your are feeling. Please call on us if we can do anything. God Bless You

Bill & Claris Hicks - Jul 18, 2011

To: Helen and all of the family of Gregory, I didn’t know him, his mom or dad, But our prayers are
with everyone. If broke my heart to hear of the tragic accident, Will pray the Lord will be with you and help you through this trying time.
Love and Prayers
Bill, Claris Hicks and family

Lisa Janka - Jul 18, 2011

Phyllis, Sorry for your loss! I can’t even imagine losing a child. May god help you through this very rough time.

Pam Steagall Stafford - Jul 18, 2011

Wayne and Joann Iam so sorry for your loss my though and Prays all with and all the Pam.

Cyndi Teeguarden - Jul 18, 2011

There are no words to express how sorry I am. I love you very much and pray for you constantly. If you every need me I am only a phone call away day or night.
I love you with all my heart

- Jul 18, 2011

Phyllis, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Ron & Rhonda Fritz

Tom and Patty Steinmetz - Jul 18, 2011

Helen and Family,
We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom and Patty Steinmetz

Kathy Dawson Brown - Jul 18, 2011

i dont know what to say,,i am so sorry for your loss…you r all such a great family.and you,ve had such terrible losses in the past few years.just trust in god and know that he will get u all through heart is so sad for the hicks family……god bless all of you…

GySgt. Michael Valenti - Jul 18, 2011

Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sgt. Greg Oney was one of those Marines who always made a difference. When I came aboard to Weapons Company after our deployment to Iraq, then Lcpl Oney was a man who never lied down for anyone. I found this Marine to be Motivated, dedicated and ambitious to seek self improvement to achieve his goals. The drive he possessed guided him to do great things for himself and encouraged his fellow Marines. He’s a man you could count on when the going gets tough. HE NEVER STOOD STILL AND WAITED, HE WENT TO IT.
Sleep well Sgt. and when time comes to pass I
will again stand guard with you!!!
My heart warmed condolences go the family.
Semper Fidelis Ad-Mortem,
Gunnery Sergeant Michael Valenti
Retired / U.S.M.C

Wanita Lambert - Jul 18, 2011

Wayne and Joann: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you in this great time of need. I’m here if you need anything. God bless all of you.

Dan Jackman - Jul 18, 2011

I will miss our conversations and work-outs at Fleet’s Gym. It was an honor and pleasure to know you. God Bless.

Sandee Neeley Melcher - Jul 18, 2011

Phyllis and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son, I’ve asked time after time why they are taken at such a young age, no one knows for sure how to go on after such a loss, even putting one foot in front of the other seems difficult at times, but I look up knowing that one day we will be together again, you stay strong in faith and surround yourself with family I’ll be thinking of you and wiping tears with ya, your friend Sandee

Jeff Cox - Jul 18, 2011

Phyllis, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family and may god be with you during this time of tragedy again so sorry for your lost and god bless

Cheryl Teel - Jul 18, 2011

Phyllis, I’m sorry for your loss, may Greg now rest in the arms of the Lord. I pray you find strength in the days ahead through your Faith, Family, and Friends. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care.

Darlene King - Jul 18, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I haven’t seen you or Greg in probably 20 years. I have heard of all his great accomplishes though. I am sure you are very proud of him. R.I.P. Greg
Libby’s sister,
Darlene King

Pau and Karen VonStein - Jul 18, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of Greg’s accident and untimely death. Words cannot ease the pain and there are no words to describe a parent that looses as child. Greg often came to our home and we spent many hours with him, Matt and Micheal. My heart is broken at the loss of such a wonderful young man. It truly was a blessing to have known him. May you rest in peace in the arms of God.

Sandy Joyce - Jul 17, 2011

To Phyllis, Oh, how my heart breaks as I write this to you. I don’t even know what to say except that I pray and will continue to pray for your peace and comfort at this terrible loss. I hope you make sure to find time to talk to your priest. No human can ever anwer the “Why” question, but remember that God is with us always, even in these bad times.
I am thinking of you.
Sandy Joyce

Clete & Linda - Jul 17, 2011

Phyllis and Hicks family, We are so sorry to hear about your Great Loss. Lean on God at this very hard time he will see you through this.

Clete and Linda - Jul 17, 2011

Wayne and family, Such a shock to hear about Greg. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Lean on each other and God to get you past this rough time.

Jackie Wilkinson - Jul 17, 2011

Phyllis and family, I am so sorry to hear about your great loss. The hurt goes beyond what we can bear. I will keep you in my prayers and pray for your broken heart. If you ever need anything please let me know. But always remember that God is here for you and feels your suffering and deep loss. Love Jackie

Amber And Michael Cook - Jul 17, 2011

to the family of greg not sure if im related to him im a oney but my dads from plymouth bob oney..anyhow im sooo sorry to hear about this loss i just lost my brother last month and i feel ur pain that ur going through…god bless u and ur husband went to school with greg and graduated with him…may god be with u through this ruff time..again im sooo sorry to hear about ur son..r.i.p greg

Jackie and Bob Mead - Jul 17, 2011

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very special young man. He accomplished a lot in his young life and everyone is proud of him. Phyllis I am here if you need to a shoulder to lean on. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jackie and Bob Mead

Patty Weaver - Jul 17, 2011

I just want to send my condolences to the family of Greg. No words could tell you how sorry I am for what you are going thru. My son thought highly of Greg and all of his accomplishments. Sending Prayers to you all.

Sue Gates - Jul 17, 2011

My deepest sympathy to Phyllis on the loss of your son. So sorry.