Michael David Lafon

Michael David Lafon, 71, of Bellefontaine, OH passed away Monday morning, September 11, 2023, at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.

Michael was born on September 5, 1952, in Ironton, OH, the son of the late Clovis “Rusty” Walker Lafon and Devona Nance Lafon. He is preceded in death by a brother, Clovis Lee Lafon, father-in-law, David Leon Ellis, and brother-in-law, Kerry Bill Hasting

Mike married Dianna “Pink” Hasting Ross on July 10, 2001, in Jamaica and she survives. He is also survived by six children, Joyce Michelle (Jerry) Montico of Springfield, OH, Miranda Melee (Ronnie) Molen and Jeremy Michael Lafon, both of Dayton, OH, Chad (Jamie) Ross of Huntsville, OH, Troy (Tabitha) Ross of Mansfield, OH, and Casey (Daniel) Patrick of Grove City, OH, 13 grandchildren, Shai, Skylar, Allison, Regan, Dino, Nico, Selena, Riley, Sebastian, Ryan, Jaxon, Smith, and Charlie Grace, two great grandchildren, Arlen and Henley and one on the way, three siblings, Brenda (Albert) Childers of Rockford, OH, James (Sandy) Lafon of Scottown, OH, and Marsha (Randy) Keeney of Chesapeake, OH, three sisters-in-law, Sue Lafon of Catlettsburg, KY, Kelly (Charles) Hasting Beller of Urbana, OH, and Cindy Hasting of Wapakoneta, OH, a brother-in-law, Darren (Tracy McKendry) Hasting of Seaside, OR, and mother-in-law, Evalyn Jean Ellis of West Liberty, OH, and numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Mike was a 1970 graduate of Symmes Valley High School in Willow Wood, OH. He worked at Navistar in Springfield for 32 years, retiring in 2004. He then went to work at Honda Transmission Plant in Russells Point, OH for 10 years, retiring again in 2020. He was a member of Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533. Mike enjoyed golfing, gardening, and doing lawn work. He was an avid fan of the OSU Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, and Bengals. He loved holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween, and family gatherings.

Pastor Jim Zippay will begin funeral services at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St, Lakeview. Visitation is Friday, September 15th from 4-7 pm, and Saturday, one hour prior to services. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Mike’s honor to Indian Lake Athletic Boosters, Indian Lake Music Boosters, or RTC Transportation Services.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, OH. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.