NEWCOMERSTOWN - Kevin Lee Bachtel, 54, of Newcomerstown, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover.

He was born September 29, 1964 in Barberton to Harold and Barbara Bachtel of Newcomerstown. Kevin and his childhood friend Dave Conner their junior year of high school joined Ohio Army National Guard where he earned the rank of Sergeant and made many life-long friends. He worked with his father’s roofing company and spent many years working on the family farm they purchased from his uncle Ben. He also worked with developmentally disabled adults. He earned a Bachelor of fine arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design. Painting abstract art was his obsession and passion and was also a graduate of Indian Valley South High School. His family taught him the love for the outdoors hiking, camping, hunting, shooting and family gatherings. He loved to read and would often stay up all night to finish a novel with the family cat Bandit by his feet.

Surviving in addition to his parents is his wife of 22 years Phyllis Knight Bachtel; son, Benjamin Knight Bachtel; step son, Corey Wayne Spring; sister Kimberly Bachtel; nephew, Hunter Michael Kennedy; nieces, Dominque, Trew, Lacy and Destiny Davis; father-in-law, Charles (Sue) Knight; mother-in-law, Virginia Knight; sisters-in-law, Nedra (Pete) Loveridge and Jennifer (Clint) Davis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Nettie Bachtel, Ralph and Jeanie Lee, great uncle Benjamin Snyder, aunt Betty Bachtel Doan, uncle Gayle Bachtel.

Services will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 PM in the Addy Funeral Home in Newcomerstown with Rev. Garry Marlatt officiating. Visitation will be Monday March 18, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at Addy Funeral Home. The Newcomerstown Veterans honor guard will conduct services Monday at 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association PO Box 1131 Fairfax, VA 22038-1131. Online Condolences may be made at addyfuneralhome.com.