Ronald L. Spangler

March 19, 1941 ‒ January 28, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Ronald L. “Spanky” Spangler, 79, of Galion passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Avita Galion Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1941 in Iberia and was the son of the late Charles W. and Audrey (Bashford) Spangler. Ronald is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda M. (Britz) Spangler whom he married on September 21, 1974.

He graduated from Iberia High School and was an owner/operator truck driver for Dearman Moving & Storage and United Van Lines. Ronald enjoyed NASCAR, loved camping and was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Kathy (Scott) Evans of North Carolina and Kristi (Dennis Wilson) Kempf of Marion; son, Kevin Spangler of Galion; four grandchildren, Stefani (Dwight) Bell, Ashton Barlow all of California, Cyrus Williams and Sydney Kempf both of Marion; one great-granddaughter, Rosaleigh Williams of Marion; sister, Pamela Burgan of Galion; brother, Lynn (GiGi) Spangler of Mt. Gilead and numerous nieces and nephews.

Following his wishes, there will be no formal services held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ronald Spangler, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • Linda and Kevin and your family, we are so sorry to read about your loss. May he rest in peace. We are thinking of all of you.

  • So sorry to hear about Spanky! Thoughts & prayers for you all Linda & family! Love Bill & Lisa Sinclair! 🙏🙏🙏

  • Linda , Kristi , Kevin , Kathy and all other family we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s death but also glad he is not suffering Ron was such a special friend he had the biggest heart and loved his family he’ll be greatly missed fly high my friend DONT raise too much he’ll up there give all our friends hugs love you buddy Pam and Ray

  • Kristi and family I’m so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Wishing your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My Sincere Sympathy

  • To Linda, Kristi, Kevin and all of Ron’s family our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Hugs Linda, I’m always here if you need me for anything.

  • i am so sorry for your loss of spanky. I hope all of your good memories of him will give you some peace of mind.

  • To linda and Kathy and,Kristi and Kevin and all Ron’s family sorry for your loss . I know he is,resting in peace and I’m sure he will put on the best barbecue in heaven ever .Loren and I will miss to all

  • Sorry for the lost of our Brother-in-law Spanky. Our deepest sympathy goes to my sister Linda and her family and the Spanglers Family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace. Love Charlie & Sandy Daniels.

  • Linda,Kristi, Kevin and kids.. So very sorry for your loss. There are not enough words to express our deepest sympathy. Love and prayers to you all.
    Love Rick and Tina

  • To the Spangler Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Spanky.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Linda and family,
    Joe and I are so very sorry for your loss.
    We miss talking with you, Noodles and Sage. Please know that we are just around the corner if you need anything at all.
    May God hold you in His arms as you go through this difficult time of grief.
    In prayer,

  • Prayers to the Spangler Family. Spanky was a good friend to all who knew him. Rest in peace. Greg Atwood/Family

  • Pam,

    My thought and prayers are with you and all of the famiy during this very trying time.

    Jane Wright

  • I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at Peabody Galion and riding our Kawasaki’s with him and Dick Horning.