Ronald R. Laymon

October 31, 1944 ‒ August 13, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ronald R. Laymon, born October 31, 1944 and in his re-birth of August 13, 2016 lived his life to the fullest with no regrets.

Ron was a member of the NHRA Racing Association, National Trotting Association and Colonial City Moose Lodge of Mount Vernon. His most proud accomplishment was that he owned and operated Laymon Trucking in which he was an over the road truck driver for 40 years.

In 2005, Ron beat cancer but later struggled with COPD and congestive heart failure. He never let his disease define who he was. After meeting Ron, you knew he was a caring and loving man that never met a stranger.

Ron spent his retirement in building and racing his 1992, 582 Chevy Camaro and he found a love for horses and horse racing with his father-in-law, Eldon Spearman. Some of Ron’s most used quotes were “You may not like us, but you won’t forget us” or “People don’t always do what you think they should, but who is to say what is right?”

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Candace (Spearman) Laymon, his two daughters, Laura (Brian) Frazier and Christin (Wesley) Garver, four grandchildren who made his world complete, Makayla Frazier, Griffin, Owen and Sophia Garver. Brian and Wesley held a special place in his heart because of their devotion to family.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, James (Kathy) Laymon, Richard (Shirley) Laymon, George (Jean) Fowler, Judith (Bob) Tubbs and a nephew, Andrew Laymon.

Ron was preceded in death by his mother, Irene (Horn) Fowler, his father, Howard “Ike” Laymon, step father, Harold Fowler and nephew, Sgt. Benjamin Laymon.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the New Life Community Church, 9955 State Route 95, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 with Pastor John Burkhart and Pastor Joe Overholt officiating. The family will observe a private burial in Green Valley Cemetery. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Ronald R. Laymon.

In lieu of flowers, Ron would wish you to find a child in need of love and attention and give of yourself unselfishly.

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  • Candy and family. So sorry for your loss. Ron was a fun loving man who never knew a stranger. He will be missed by many. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Thinking of the family. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Sorry I can’t make to Services. Prayers for all of you!

  • Our family would like to extend our sincere sympathy to you Candy, Jim and families.

  • Candy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. My you cherish the memories.
    Sam, Bunny (Bartlett) and Jillian Vance

  • Candy and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all. Judy and Carroll Hines

  • Candy & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

  • It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life. He is not alone…and neither are you.

  • We are heartbroken to hear about Rons passing! The Laymon/Fowler families are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Candi, Laura, Christin… May the lord wrap his arms around you each and hold tight offering you everlasting peace!

  • I am saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. He always made me and and everyone around him smile.

  • Candi and Family,

    I am soo sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. This obituary is as wonderful as he was. My condolences to you all!!

    Thinking of you with love,
    Betty McCormick/Shelly Liquid-Gallipolis Terminal

  • I am so sorry for your loss. He was special person who touched our lives. Love to Candy, Laura and Kristin and families.

  • RIP Ron, condolences to the whole Laymon family.
    From the Jackson family
    Joe & Lorie
    Bill & Mary Ann

  • Candy and families, so sorry for your loss, you have our blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • As a young girl, I remember Ron buying a sharp Kenworth from my dad, might have been Ron’s first. I remember him as one who was easy to find laughter. May all who knew and loved him find comfort in the memories and love they shared with Ron. God Bless.

  • Ron was a great man with a heart of gold. He will be missed but never forgotten. It’s impossible not to laugh and cry while remembering the times we spent together. His visits to the office were simply priceless as he would smile and say “Sounds good big guy” or ‘Hey Partner”, do you think were going to be OK? He always asked about our family and how’s my wife who battled cancer as well. He never complained about his illness he simply cared about the health of others. A man who never judged and never got cheated out of having fun!

    I miss you Ron…

  • Really sorry for the loss of Ron Laymon, I only was blessed with meeting Ron a few times, mostly at Advance Auto where I used to sell him racing spark plugs for his Camaro. He was a pleasure to talk to and be around and I have missed seeing him at Pacemakers Drag Strip driving his “very” quick car. My heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends, he is sorely missed.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this rough time. Ron was a great man and was always a great person to talk to. We enjoyed his presence in the racing family! He will never be forgotten! Rest in peace buddy!

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time of need. We was very blessed to know Ron and the family. Ron brought a smile to so many no matter his personal medical issues. Ron was one of the greatest around and will be truly missed.

    From all the staff and residents of Whispering Hill Care Center

  • Wish there were the perfect words to help you, but know you are in our thoughts. Pease take care! So sorry for your loss.

  • Candy, Laura, Christin, and family,
    We are thinking of you during this most difficult time, and our prayers are with you. Our family extends to you our deepest sympathy. May your memories give you peace and comfort. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all! Matthew 5:4
    Love, Brad and Linda

  • We are very saddened to learn of Rons passing. I raced with Ron in the late 60’s, early 70’s. I will always have very special memories of him. Thoughts and prayers with all his family.
    Bill and Nancy Weakley
    Newark, Ohio

  • Dick and family…. So sorry for your family’s loss. May peace be with Ron on his journey Home.

  • Dear Candy: I was so surprised to hear Ron passed away. I am sorry for the great loss you and all of your family are going through. When I think of Ron, I immediately think of his voice. It was always so soft and pleasant and tinged with a little bit of mischief. Like he was always smiling just a little all the time and just got away with something! He always was so patient and kind and understanding – at least with regard to his insurance matters! This picture in his obit, shows his eyes that have joy within them. He was a lucky man to have such a beautiful person to call his wife. May he rest in peace and watch over you with continued love. He will be missed by many I am sure.

  • Chrissie & Family,
    So sorry for the loss of Ron, aka Uncle Ronnie. Such an enjoyable man who will be missed by us all! Rest in peace Ron.

  • Although I did not know Ron, I know Laura and Christin. I DO know Ron left a fine legacy through his wonderful daughters whom I had the pleasure and honor of working with in high school. Sending hugs, love and prayers for all of you for comfort and peace in the days ahead.