Keith Edward Evans, 19, New Carlisle, Ohio, died September 17, 2022, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born September 04, 2003, to Charles “Chuck” Evans and Courtney (Sanders Schmidt) Evans.
He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2021. Keith played football and wrestled for the Arrows from youth thru High School, lettering all four years in wrestling. He also attended Springfield-Clark CTC of Electrician. He worked for Triec Electric in Springfield.
Keith attended Restoration Park Church, he loved the outdoors and hunting & fishing, you would always find him working on that next vehicle, riding 4-wheelers and motorcycles.
Keith always had a “story” to tell and was a reliable friend and quick to help many. He lived life to the fullest and never left the house without that hug, “Love you, see you later” and “Okay, I’ll be careful.”
He also enjoyed spending time with each and every one of you, especially his brothers and all his cousins, he was a big kid himself. He had such a big, bright, infectious smile that lit every room he entered. We will never forget his goofy expressions and all his sunglasses.
He is survived by both parents, brothers Evan Schmidt (Mikayla Padgitt), Tipp City and Chase Schmidt, Huber Heights; Aunts & Uncles, Charlotte (Evans) & Mike Brandenburg, St. Paris; Patricia (Evans) & David Snavely, New Carlisle; Stephanie Sanders, Kennebunk, Maine; Vanessa (Sanders) & Robin Golgert, Central City, Nebraska; grandmother Susan (Rinehart) Sanders, Hagerstown, IN/New Carlisle, OH; several cousins and other family , as well as many many friends and way to many extra moms for any one young man to handle. Keith was everyone’s son.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles “Buckwheat” and Glenda (Morrow) Evans, Maternal grandfather Marcel “Bud” Sanders, and uncle Don Tebbits.
We would like to say thank you to everyone in this community, family, for all the prayers, support, love and most importantly all our dispatch, law enforcement, fire/EMS. The neighborhood that assisted in so many ways, Careflight team, as well as all the medical staff at Miami Valley Hospital. An extra special thank you to the off-duty Springfield medic for being where you were.
Visitation will be held at Restoration Park Church, 55 Restoration Park Dr. Medway, OH 45341, Friday, Sept. 23rd from 3-8pm & Saturday, Sept. 24th from 10am-12noon with the funeral service to follow at the church at Noon on Saturday. Burial to follow at New Carlisle Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.