Ronald R. Garver

October 09, 1952 ‒ February 20, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ronald R. Garver, age 63, of Fredericktown, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 9, 1952 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of Rudy and Ethel (Squires) Garver. Ron was a 1972 graduate of Fredericktown High School. He owned and operated Garver Construction Company in Fredericktown, Ohio and retired in 2004 after 30 years of employment with General Motors in Mansfield, Ohio. Most people knew, Ron was never shy of a good day of work.

Although he was a carpenter by trade, Ron was well known for his green thumb in the caring of his fruit and vegetable gardens. In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing and coon hunting with friends and was also a big fan of NASCAR racing.

Ron was a member of the American Legion in Bellville and United Auto Workers Local 549 of Ontario.

He is survived by his children, Shelly (Brandon) Dobbins of Columbus, Wesley (Christin) Garver of Bellville and Carrie (Russ) Stewart of New Albany, seven grandchildren, Brandon (Lacey), Cody, Owen, Griffin, Sophia, Colin and Kendyl, two sisters, Marilyn (Dick) Ewers of Fredericktown, Shirley Snyder of Mount Vernon and the mother of his children, Terry Yarman.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Joe Overholt will be officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Ronald R. Garver.

  • So sorry about your dad! Had some good times with him over the years. He will be missed by many that knew him. You all have our Deepest Sympathy! Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, many memories of Ron when we were in school. God bless you & comfort you at this time

  • Wes, Shelly and Carrie, Prayers of comfort and peace to surround you through this difficult time. Great memories will always be in my heart. I know one day we’ll all meet again in heaven. I am so glad the pain he suffered is over.

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We enjoyed visiting with him at the Bell Store and Wendy’s. Sure will miss him. You are all in our prayers.

  • So sorry to hear about ron,he was a good friend and came to our buckeye party every year, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of need.

  • I am deeply sorry I will miss all of Ron services. Growing up Ron and I was always together. If you saw Ron, I was close by. You couldn’t ask for a better friend, he always had my back. Together we shared many adventures and experienced many sorrows. We laughed together and cried together. Ron was one of those special people that only comes around once in a lifetime. I will miss him greatly. Ron this is one adventure I can’t share in so I am sorry I will miss it. You will always in my thoughts and the memory of you will live with me forever.

    Jim Wagner

  • To the Garver Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sam, Bunny (Bartlett) and Jillian Vance

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Will miss seeing and talking to him all the time, but know he won’t be in any pain. Heaven has gained a great angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Mike & Laura Spencer

  • Oh the memories of my childhood with the Garver clan his laugh i can still hear and Bell Store greeter!!! Will be missed but so glad u have a new pain free body…May Gods grace cover this family in their time of grief…love u all

  • We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s grace & your memories give you peace. Ron will missed by all who loved him. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

  • So sorry I can’t believe that he passed away . I saw him every day at the Bell Store. Family your in our prayers at this difficult time. Take care and God bless you all . Donny and Rannay Cline

  • I met Ron at Bellstores and I enjoyed his company more than he will ever know. What a great guy! So heartbreaking to lose such a great man. RIP

  • To the family of Ron Garver

    So sorry, to hear of Rons passing. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Your loss is painful and it is very difficult to come through such times. Keep faith in God, and he shall pour his love and care on you. Ron was a great guy that we shared a lot of talks, and laughs with. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. My families hearts are with you and your family. Prayers, and love to all.

    Dick & Edie Yarman

  • Don has often talked about his younger days with Ron, driving him to town before Ron got his license and Rudy telling the boys he didn’t care what time they got home, but they were baling hay early the next morning. Don has many fond boyhood memories of Ron and all the Garver family. We will miss visiting with Ron around town.
    Go rest high on the mountain, Ron.
    Prayers of strength and comfort to Ron’s family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of loss! May our Lord wrap his arms around each of you for comfort, strength and understanding in the days, weeks and months to come!

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, you was a good man, when I was back in Fredericktown and when to the Bell Store I could always count on a hug from Ron

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a Great guy! Have a lot of fun memories with Ron. Rest in Peace my friend. Prayers to the family

  • So sad and sorry to hear of Ron passing. We always chatted a bit at the Bell Store every afternoon. He was never shy of something to say! He will be greatly missed by all who crossed his path.

  • So sorry for your loss. Ron was a good man. He will be missed. Your family is in our prayers at this difficult time.

  • Soo very sorry to learn of Ron’s health issues and eventual passing. I had the pleasure of working with him on a junior/senior prom a long time ago. He spent many hours building things for us and was a joy to be around. He leaves a great legacy in three wonderful kids whom I enjoyed. You are all in my heart and in my prayers.

  • Dear Garver family, words cannot take away your sorrow at Ron’s passing but you will forever have your memories in you hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace.
    John and Diana

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Ron will be missed.may you gain comfort in knowing he is now in peace and pain free.

  • Marilyn and Shirley,
    Sorry to read about your brother in the paper.
    Please know that Carl and I have you in our prayers.
    Carl and Mary Ann (Kirkpatrick) Ruhl

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Ron’s family during this most difficult time. Ron was an outstanding carpenter and a good man.

  • We are really going to miss you uncle Ron. But It’s like I tell the boys, ” u will live on in our hearts and memories “. And we all have a lot of memories. You’ve raised 3 honest, loving, and hard working children, and each of them carry a part of you with them. You were a wonderful man and you will always be greatly missed.. my condolences to marilyn, shirley, shelly, carrie, wes and their families, and to anyone who ever got the honor to know you uncle ron.. love always, biff, nan,coen and xander

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a good guy and will be missed by all that knew him. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family.

    Connie (Carter) Bryant and family

  • So sorry for your loss Ron was the character at Bellstores. I loved his jokes everyday, even the ones that didn’t make since. Such a loveable man he will be very missed rip ron we love you!

  • So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Ron at the store. My thoughts and prayers to you and all the family. My brother David also sends his condolences.

  • Rest in peace Ron. So sorry to hear of his passing. Was a great guy to work with. always had fun with him.

  • Wes and Carrie, I haven’t seen you in ages, but I wanted to let you know that I’ve been thinking and praying a lot for you guys since I learned about your Dad’s passing. Ron was always very kind to me growing up. I have some really great memories of hanging out with you guys growing up at your Dad’s place. He was always doing nice things for us, renting us scary movies, ordering pizza for us, etc. I will never forget your Dad, or the memories we had growing up together.

  • To let you know that thoughts of deepest sympathy are with your family in the passing of Ron . I will always remember him in junior high as he brought me sacks of morels – for a profit. He was a delightful person to know and has passed so young. May beautiful memories live forever in your hearts.

  • Wes and family,

    No words can ever express the loss you are all feeling, I too lost my father Jim Gleason on Feb.24,2016, and it is hard to accept.

    My prayers and thoughts are with all your family members, and hold tight to all the wonderful memories..