Orrville — Bailey Racer Blaine Gochnauer, age 18, of Orrville, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2021, at his home in Orrville.
Bailey was born on December 16, 2002, in Akron, to Joshua Gochnauer and Arin Hicks. He attended Liberty Preparation School in Smithville and worked in parts pick-up for Tri-Mor in Macedonia.
Bailey enjoyed fishing, baseball in his youth, and basketball. He loved working on and with computers and will be remembered for his big heart.
Surviving are his father, Joshua; mother Arin; mother Heather Dean; paternal grandmother, Anita Gochnauer; maternal grandparents Dwight and Tomma Hicks; five siblings, Tori Dean, Ty Dean, Marin Shilling, Ashton Jones, and Carin Hicks; three best friends, Rod McDuffie, Nick Joyner, and Dale Hicks; two uncles, Jeremy (Danielle) Gochnauer and Tom (April) Hicks; and an aunt, Ashley (Sadiq) Abubakar.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, John E. Gochnauer.
Friends may call on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm.
Services will follow at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Bruce Smucker officiating. Burial will take place at the Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster. Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to posted signs and spacing limitations. Seating may be limited.
Memorials may be made to Orrville Youth Baseball & Softball, P. O. Box 203, Orrville, OH, 44667.
Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.