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.