Ronald E. “Ron” Zimmerman

June 15, 1941 ‒ January 29, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ronald E. “Ron” Zimmerman, age 77, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home Tuesday evening, January 29, 2019.

On June 15, 1941, Ron was born in Danville, OH, the only son of the late Kenneth L. and Ada B. (Hoglan) Zimmerman.  He attended Danville High School and later got his GED while living in Rhode Island.

A Vietnam Veteran, Ron served his country in the U.S. Navy from October 1963 until October 1973.  He spent most of his time on a ship working on the flight deck.  He was a member of AMVETS Post 87 and VFW Post 8054.

Ron married Linda L. Wright on October 14, 1969 in Rhode Island and shared over 49 years as husband and wife.

For many years, Ron was an over-the-road truck driver.  He was employed by NACHURS Fertilizer and J.G. Clark.  He then was a manager at Tab Leasing for over 10 years, retiring in 2004.

A man of faith, Ron spent many years as a member of the Church of Christ.

Ron loved being outdoors.  He had a SportCraft boat he always took out on Lake Erie.  He and Linda had a trailer on the lake and spent numerous summers there.  He enjoyed fishing whenever he could.  He also liked NASCAR and playing cards, especially poker on his computer.

Ron enjoyed living at Candlewood Lake and riding his golf cart around the community.  He loved sitting on his porch, visiting with friends and having a drink or two.

Ron is survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Eric (Christine) Mickley; a daughter-in-law, Melanie Gollihue; and seven grandchildren: David Mickley II, Julie Mickley, Christopher, Rosanna, Sheena, Jacob and Dalton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Mickley and two sisters: Lillian Rafferty and Evelyn Cullins.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice, 1220 N. Market St., Galion, OH 44833.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ron’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • I’m sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

  • Linda and Family We are so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing He always made us laugh! Thank you for the time we got to spend with you. We will keep those memories close at heart ♥️

  • Linda, so sorry for all you and family have had to endure. We’re so glad we got to visit with Ron and you last few months. He never list his sense of humor, did he, still laughing at jokes. He will be missed. Love you, Lee & Pat Faulkner

    • I agree mom. Through yours and dads friendship Charles and I got to know Ron and Linda well and were blessed for our time with him. A lot of funny moments at TAB , Amvets, and the lake.

  • Linda, so sorry for your loss. Ron is a wonderful man that will be missed dearly. We all had so much fun over the years. Lots of wonderful memories that I will cherish. Love you. Lots of love and prayers to you and your family!!

  • Linda We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.
    Ron will be missed so much. We will miss our summer days hanging out in the garage.
    Please if you need anything, we are here fo you.
    Many Prayers and much love ❤️
    Cyndi & Mike

  • So sorry for your loss, Linda and family! May God wrap His comforting arms around you! Had good times at Am Vets and the old Owl’s club, especially Karoke! “My name is Sue” by Johnny Cash!
    Ernie and Eldonna McKinniss

  • Sorry for your loss. May thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Ron was a great man. May he rest in peace in heaven. Thank you for your service and we will never forget.

  • So sorry for your loss Linda and family. Ron was such a good guy. He will be missed.Please let me know if you need anything. RIP Ron.

  • Our DEEPEST CONDOLENCES to the Zimmerman family. I had known Ron for 40 plus years, and I can say, Ron was a man’s man. Both he and Linda would help you in a drop of a hat, always kind words, and ask if you need any help. Carol and I live beside them, Ron and Linda always asking if we need anything, Carol going through things, I admired him, he had nothing bad to say about anyone. Ron even asked how Carol was, and here he is going through so much, but no, true to form, Linda and Ron, say, are you guys okay. This is what you call FAMILY. I will miss our talks and laughter, and he had some stories. God Bless them ALL at this time, and LOVE.

  • Linda….!So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and family. Ron wss a great guy. Loved when he would come to club and play Super Joes. R.I.P. our friend