Ronald E. Montgomery

December 27, 1934 ‒ November 22, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8) Ronald E. Montgomery, 82, of Butler passed peacefully at his daughter’s home, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

The son of Alma Eugene and Mabel (Elliott) Montgomery, Ron was born December 27, 1934 in Logan County, West Virginia.

On April 17, 1954, he married Wilma Jean Lowe and they spent 61 wonderful years together.

Ron worked as an electrician for the former Empire Detroit Steel Mill where he retired in 1992.

He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.  Ron enjoyed camping, boating, auctions, gospel music, but most of all cherished his family.

He is survived by his children, Dave (Jackie) Montgomery of Mansfield, Beverly (Jerry) Cassity of Butler and Karen King of Cleveland, Tennessee; grandchildren Nathan (Dawniel) King, Danielle Maples, Cody Montgomery and his girlfriend Ashley Workman, Callie (Todd) Bertoch, and Kaylin Cassity; eight great-grandchildren; sister Trish (Joe) Gaither of Kentucky; sister-in-law Sondra Montgomery of Mansfield; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Jean Montgomery; brother Donald J. Montgomery and a grandson-in-law Justin Maples.

The Montgomery family will receive friends Monday, November 27, 2017 from 12pm-2pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 2 pm.  Pastor Randall Vanhoose will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be made through the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ron’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at




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  • To the family, would like to send my condolences to each and everyone. It is a sad time but he is with the love of his life and they are watching over each of you. Our thoughts and prayers during your time of grieve.

  • I would like to extend my condolence to Beverly, David and Karen and their families. Ronnie was a man with a great heart. He and I visited even down here in Tennessee.
    We went to school together at Prichard High School in Grayson, Kentucky years ago.

    He will be missed. He bought a guitar from me before he moved back to Mansfield and gave it to a man at his church in Etowah to play in the services. I thought the world of Ronnie and Wilma Jean. He ran the race, he fought the good fight. Now he is safe in the presence of the Lord.

    May God bless all of you.

  • So sorry to see him go, great friend, loved to be with Ronnie and enjoy his continual smile. Prayers for all the family.

  • Ron was my good friend and mentor, He taught me many things,like how to work on cars,trucks,tractors. But even more than that,He taught me about life. He once told me any fool can fight, but it takes a big man to walk away. And Ron was a Big Man. He talked to me about Jesus and said one day we will meet Him . See you again!

  • As cousins are always our first friends in life. I was blessed to have you as both a friend and cousin. I am forever thankful for the many years of memories within my heart that we have built and shared throughout the years. Rest in peace, Ronnie, as you have gained your wings and your sweet victory in heaven.
    Janet Elliott Manning and family.

  • Dave, Jackie and families, sorry for the passing of your father, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Karen, Bev, Dave & your families,
    My deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. He was a very kind man.
    To my surprise, he remembered me and watered seedlings of Jesus’ love in my heart which Karen had planted years ahead of him. I appreciate their witness and love them for being an extension of God’s grace and love to me. Deeds most likely forgotten by them, they are memories I hold fondly in my heart to this day!
    May God bless you all with His peace and comfort in your loss.
    Lifting you and yours in prayer at this difficult time.