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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.