Gavin Jordan Wethington was born on December 3, 2000 in Monroe. He was born from the union of Dominic Wethington and Salina Evans.
Gavin attended Airport High School where he was a Junior and participated in many activites. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, football, and running track while making many lifelong friends along the way. Gavin loved fast cars, music, and his shoes, but his most prized possession was his Ford Ranger. Most days he spent more time in or around his truck, customizing every little detail or washing and cleaning it, than he did in the house. He loved to just sit in his truck in the driveway or drive anywhere he could, so he could blast his system. He would sit in his brother Gauge’s room with him and they would write songs together. At the young age of 1, Gavin was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and he fought like a warrior every day to beat it and not let it beat him.
Gavin had a million dollar smile that could light up a room when he walked in. He loved to be the center of attention and was always dressed up flashy, taking a million pictures. He was quite outgoing, but often a little clumsy earning his him nickname “Skid Jr.” Gavin, who was a natural funny guy and jokester, loved to keep you on your toes. His good-hearted nature and creative personality made him just the person you wanted to be around as he could always make you laugh.
Gavin was an avid Michigan State fan as everyone could tell when you saw his truck keys. He always had a fresh pair of kicks on. You'd never see him anywhere without one of the newest Nike’s, Jordan’s, Vans or one of the many other kinds of shoes he had on. His selection could outshine any females any day of the week. Gavin cared deeply for his family and friends. He was an amazing big brother and always helpful to others. He spent every night cuddled up with his favorite little sidekick, Pixie, one of the family pets.
Gavin Jordan Wethington, age 17, of Carleton, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. His passing was preceded by his maternal grandmother: Norma Evans; his paternal grandfather: Gary Wethington; and a sister: Valenzyia Wethington.
To cherish his memory, Gavin leaves his parents: Salina Evans (Derek Hoskins) and Dominic Wethington (Michaela McCoy); his siblings: Gauge Wethington, Gabe Wethington, Mia Evans, Briar Hoskins and Dominic Wethington; his maternal grandfather: Scott (Denise) Evans; his paternal grandmother: Carol Wethington; three uncles: Scott (Tiffany) Evans; Joseph (Kim) Wethington and Gary (Joyce) Wethington Jr; an aunt: Shondell (Jason) Thomas; and two cousins: Maddy and Riley.
Friends may gather at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185 on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday, February 3 from 12:00pm until a Celebration of His Life at 1:00pm. The Family requests guests to wear remembrance shirts in Gavin’s honor. Pastor Mark Witte of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial where guests are encouraged to bring a yellow or blue balloon for a graveside release.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation www.cff.org in honor of Gavin. Online guests may leave words of comfort and inspiration or share a photo by visiting www.merklefh.com.