Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Neal

April 24, 1951 ‒ May 08, 2016

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ronald E. “Ron” Neal, age 65, of Mount Gilead, died Sunday morning, May 8, 2016, at Morrow County Hospital following a brief illness.

On April 24, 1951, Ron was born in Eldorado, Illinois, the second of three children of the late Val and Mary Lou (Ellis) Neal.  He graduated from McLeansboro, Illinois, in the class of 1969.

Shortly after graduating, Ron moved to Mount Gilead, Ohio, to be near to his sister and family.  Ron worked for the HPM Corporation in Mount Gilead and PPG in Crestline.  He also drove truck for many years.  For the past seven years, he worked with Asphalt Materials Inc., in Marion and was transferred to Edison a year ago.

Ron was a member of the VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87.

A movie buff, Ron watched movies every chance he got, especially westerns.  He also loved shooting pool, fishing and tinkering in his garage.

Having a boisterous and loud personality, you always knew when Ron was in the room, especially when he was laughing.  Despite being very “strong willed”, Ron also had a very kind heart.

He will be missed by his son, Michael Neal; his twenty five year companion, Karen Tuggle; two sisters: Carolyn Baldwin and Mary (Phillip) Gaida; a nephew and two nieces: Bill (Leslie) Baldwin, April (Travis) Wright, and Christina (Mario) Calderon; several great nieces and nephews; and his former spouse, Rosemary Neal.

Including his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Neal.

His family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services honoring his life will follow there at 7 p.m.

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

  • DEAR Carolyn and family,
    so so sorry for your loss, i know RON will be missed very much. you have my condolences and prayers for all. thinking of you at this time with sad feelings as i know losing a loved one is very hard.
    sally j king

  • DEAR CAROLYN AND FAMILY,
    YOU HAVE MY CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF RON,I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH. PRAYERS FOR ALL AS YOU GO THRU THIS TIME OF SADDNESS,
    SALLY J KING

  • Carolyn and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Ron was a good man and a fun person to be around. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace in heaven, Ron.

  • To the all of Ron Family and Friends it’s a great lost to all so sorry he will be miss for sure God Bless Family and Friends

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Ron will be missed by all. Prayers go out to your family. God bless at this time.

  • I was sorry to hear about Ron. I worked with him at TAB Leasing. He always had a funny story to tell and had everybody laughing. He was a real nice man and I know he will be missed.

    With Sympathy–
    Mary Burk

  • We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He is a great man. We had so much fun over the years. He will be dearly missed by all. Lots of prayers to the entire family and special companion, friend Karen. Love you all.

    • Thanks Tammy and Chuck. We really did have so much fun over the years. I miss him so much. It just doesn’t seem real.

  • My heart hurts for the family. I did not know Ron but I know his wonderful gul companion Karen. I know her pain to lose her love. I wish comfort and let me to everyone.

  • Growing up next door I was always around the house and Ron was always funny and nice to me and my family. Sorry for your loss Mike, Carolyn, Bill and April. God Bless!

  • Carolyn and family,
    I wish words could ease the heartache and fill the lonely spaces, but since they can’t, just know that people are grieving for and with you.

  • RON’S FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS RON [MISTER] WILL BE MISSED
    WAS A GREAT PERSON TO BE AROUND HAD SOME GOOD LAUGHS AT WORK

  • knew ron for a long time. He was a peace maker. He hated to see people fight. I remember when he would be at dads house and mom would come in and be mad at dad for drinking, Ron always seem to try and smooth it over.
    so many menories of him. He was a sweet guy.
    Karen so glad that he had you for all those years. He truly was a great guy,
    so sorry that I didn’t know about his passing until it was to late.
    RIP buddy’