Donovyn earned his wings on August 27, 2021 at the age of 50, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his memory by living their lives to the fullest.
Donovyn was preceded in death by daughter , Mizette S. Printup, father , James C. Reid, brother , James C. Fritz, uncles , Michael Reid and Dale Fritz, aunt , Barbara A. Reid, grandmothers , Willie Pearl (Ellis) Mallet and Irma Fritz Jones.
Donovyn leaves to cherish his memory ; his wife, Adrean Fritz, who was the love of his life ; his daughter , Asia Caldwell ; mother , Gale Curtiss (Sam) ; mother -in -law Loretta Barton ; 3 precious sisters, Dionne Camp (Paul), Jamie Fritz and Jannelle Benton (Ralph) ; a step -sister , Tanika Thompson and Camisha Hargrove ; step - brother, Chaka Dunson ; aunts , Victoria Fritz and Deborah Fritz Davis (Jeff) ; uncles , Washington Reid , Jr. , Arthur Fritz, Ian and Adrian Fritz and Darryl Montgomery ; nieces , JaCorria Cortner, Jamicia and Jazmine Kidd ; nephews , Bruce and Brandon Byrd, Derrick and Daniel Kidd ; cousins , Dexter and Desmond Fritz, Dechelle Beckham, DeAnne Groves, Ronescia Reid, Carla, Cornell and Curtis Reid, Tracey Glenn, Merisha White ; special friend , Kevin Smith and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, family and friends all of Dayton Ohio.
Donovyn accepted the Lord at an early age. He grew up in the church and was a member of the Sunday morning church choir. He recently reengaged his love of the Lord by reaching out desiring to know his Savior better. How glorious it must be for him now.
Donovyn loved his family. If he had it, you had it. He was a very caring, brave and compassionate man. He put others before himself. He was down to earth and at times the life of the party. He would get on your nerves but meant no harm. He carried much weight on his shoulders but dared not put his burdens on others.
Donovyn attended Dunbar High School, as well as Sinclair Community College. He loved reading and writing and had a passion for drawing and singing. Being a selftaught barber, he kept all the guys around him fresh. Another interesting fact about Donovyn is during his childhood he won the local school spelling bee. He and his siblings had their own band where Donovyn would write and compose the songs and give family concerts.
Earlier in life, Donovyn dedicated his time to aiding handicapped children and made stride s in their physical therapy. That love and empathy carried over all of his life. Donovyn would want to be remembered as a man who gave from his heart. He never judged anyone and had compassion for everyone.
In his recent medical battle, he showed courage in facing his life challenges with a smile, despite the pain. Donovyn came out the hero and stayed strong until he succumbed. However, Donovyn knew all too well that to live is Christ and to die is gain. Donovyn being the winner gave his last breath here, and first breath in the arms of our Lord and Savior. We will never stop longing to see you, but rest assured we will meet again in that heavenly realm with you. Seeing so many people here to say goodbye to Donovyn, shows just how loved he was and how much he will be missed.
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