The Times West Virginian


February 5, 2014

Michael Renshaw

Michael Ray Renshaw, age 57, of Wilmington, Ohio, died Wednesday (Jan. 29, 2014), at the Clinton Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 6, 1956, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of John W. and Doris Freeze Renshaw, Jr.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force Security Police. Mike had served as lead officer of campus safety at Wilmington College for eight years.

He had recently opened Rimshot Sports, where he taught conceal/carry classes, and designed and fabricated holsters. He had worked as a boat rigger at South Shore Marina and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.

Mike was a member of the Wilmington Lion’s Club, the NRA, USCCA, American Legion, Clinton County Sportsmen Association and Skywarn. He enjoyed storm chasing, running lights and sound for his band family, and playing pool.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janet Larsen Renshaw; father and step-mother, John and Jeanne Renshaw Jr. of West Virginia; daughter, Harmony (John) Bramlett of Texas; son, Bobby Renshaw of Wilmington, Ohio; two grandchildren, Luke and Druw Bramlett; three sisters, Sally (David) Bender of West Virginia, Patricia (Mark) Henderson of West Virginia and Diana (Dennis) Oxley of Maryland; two brothers, Ray (Lynn) Renshaw of West Virginia and Johnny (Nancy) Renshaw of West Virginia; aunt and uncles; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Pyle Center Dining Room on the campus of Wilmington College. Campus Minister Dan Kasztelan will officiate. Interment will take place 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Shay’s Chapel Cemetery in Newburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Health Alliance, Cancer Patients Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 881, Wilmington, OH 45177.

The Turner & Son Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is assisting the family. For more information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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