Ronald E. “Ron” Gillispie

April 29, 1955 ‒ October 04, 2014

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ronald Eugene “Ron” Gillispie, age 59, of Mount Gilead, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at home peacefully in his sleep.

Ron was born on April 29, 1955 to Carl and Mary (Carte) Gillispie in Putnam County, West Virginia. On July 1, 1978, Ron married Jackqueline Keen. They shared 20 years of marriage before Jackie passed away in 1998.

Ron worked various jobs throughout the years, but worked most recently at Country Meadow Care Center as the Dietary Supervisor. His most treasured job was that of a father and a grandfather. Ron enjoyed watching football and cheering on all the teams from Ohio, but was mostly a Buckeye Fan. Ron knew best that any true Ohioan doesn’t give a damn about the whole state of Michigan (and as his brother-in-law knows, North Carolina). He also enjoyed hunting and playing on his computer.

Left to cherish Ron’s memory are his daughters: Julie (Gillispie) Guiler of Pataskala, Veronica (Adam) Snow of West Virginia; his son, Sgt. Charles T. (Darcy) Gillispie of Fort Wainwright, Alaska; his grandchildren whom were his pride and joy: Autumn, Olivia, Garrett, Drake, Luke, and Thaddeus; three sisters: Kay (Bill) McCoy, Lori (Rick) Wheatley, Patty (Michael) Luffman; a brother, Bill (Shirley) Gillispie; a special uncle, Denny Carte; mother-in-law, Thelma Keen, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Jackie, and a special cousin, Kevin Carte.
Ron is now at peace and free of any illness. He is reunited with his wife whose memory he cherished for 16 years. A bond of soul mates is never broken.

A memorial service will be observed in Ron’s memory at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Pines Christian Church, 6775, U.S. 42, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ron’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting


  • This is from Nancy House she don’t have email & she wanted me to send you a condolence from my email from her & her family, she was sadden to hear the loss of her brother & your loved one she is praying for your family send her sympathy & Love . Nancy J House & Family

  • Patty & Family:
    I am sad for your loss and pray that your memories of Ron and love will give you strength during this sad time for your family.


  • Special prayers for healing hearts for your family. I grew up just down the road with these kids and like it is said, you never forget the neighborhood friends you grew up with…..

  • SORRY to hear about the loss of Ron. It can be so hard to think of positive hopes during such grief. But know God cares and has a wonderful promise for the future at Revelation 21:4″ And he will wipes out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” How wonderful it will be to see him again. Please take care.

  • Julie, Tommy, and all of Ron ‘s beloved family,
    I can’t imagine the shock, pain, and heartache. I am so very sorry for your deep loss. You are all in my prayers. Uncle Ron was always nothing but nice to me. I wish him all the joy and happiness now that he is with Aunt Jackie!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need. May the lord hold each of you close and your memories of your Dad closer.
    Love you bunches Jewels ❤️

  • I am sadden by the lose of Ron my thoughts and prayer’s are with the whole family . I live in Tn And haven’t seen Ron in year except with the passing of my mother and brother( Lois c. Carte and Kevin Lee Carte} I am glad I got to sit down and chat with him when I was up in July and of course we talked on facebook A few time… He loved U kids and them grandbabies.. He had a smile that lite up a room and U can never forget… May God wrap his arms around your family and hold u tight and help you all get through:) Never say goodbye say Until we meet again:) XOXO Shelley Carte
    Barnhill and Family( Danielle,Chelsea,Chase. and Payson)

  • I am sending this wonderful family my prayers and my condolences . I know he is in a better place smiling down with his beautiful wife now. God has a plan. I pray for the strength of this family. Cherish the great memories this great man has given you. Rest in peace .

  • I am praying for god to help lessen everyone’s heartache. It is not an easy thing to go through when you lose a parent. My heart aches just knowing the pain my cousins are going through. I love you all very much. Uncle Ron i hope you know what im saying but when kids get older they get families of their own and they seem to not find time for the family that they knew when growing up. Im so sorry i didn’t find the time to come see you like i should have and to tell you that you was a good uncle to me, and that i love you. I know your in a better place , a peaceful place and i love you.

  • While I didn’t know him, I know his son very well. His son is a very good man. The quality of the character of his son speaks volumes about the great man that his father must have been. My condolences to his whole family, especially my friend Tom.

  • I went to school with Ronnie he was a very good person he will be sorely missed and may God be with his family in this time of sorrow and help guide them through this time and I also communicated with him off & on though Facebook he was a great person and will be remembered for all he did for the people he took care of.

  • Please accept our sincerest sympathy for your loss. You are both so young to lose a parent. You are in our prayers.

  • So very sorry for your families’ loss. Even though I had only met him a few times, you could see how proud he was of Tom and his family. Tom you will always be a reflection of him.

  • Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know you are very close in my prayers. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s death I worked with Ron at Country Meadows he was a jolly guy and had a great personality prayers go out to the family

  • It was an honor to know Ron and all of his family. I thank God for the memories that I have of all of the Gillispies and I have been blessed to spend many hours with them over the years. I was with his niece, Brandy, when she got the new and the words that she spoke about him will never leave me. She turned to me and said “he loved me so much”. That is what you all need to hold on to. … He did love his faimly with all his heart. Praying that God shows you the peace that passes all understanding.

  • Kay, Patty,Lori, and Bill, I am so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Please let his family know they are all in my prayers. I cherish the memories from my childhood and teen years that included all of you. Ron was always teasing me and over the years went out of his way to talk to me whenever we ran into each other. I regret that I cannot attend his Memorial Service,but please know that I send my love and prayers to all of you. MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE AND HEALING IN THE COMING MONTHS AHEAD. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES AND EACH OTHER. MUCH LOVE, Carleen

  • I was saddened to read of Ron’s passing. I know your family was close and that he will be sorely missed. I have fond memories of the Gillispies from my days at Johnsville. Your family has a legacy of love and support for each other. May God continue to bless you even through the difficult times.
    Love and prayers,
    Mary Carroll

  • I am so sorry for your loss.Something that helps me deal with the loss of a loved one is a scripture at Revelation21:4 where it says he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry be anymore the former things have passed away.Wont that be a wonderful time.I hope this scripture can help comfort you.