Ronald Riddle

March 19, 1957 ‒ October 20, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Ronald Hubert Riddle, age 61, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018, in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a very recent cancer diagnosis.

He was born March 19, 1957, in Ypsilanti, Michigan to parents Hubert & Maxine (Slone) Riddle. When Ron was in his twenties, some friends conspired during happy hour to introduce him to a young lady named Denise Spragg. It must have been fate, because not long after the pair was married on June 29, 1985. They moved from Michigan to Ohio in 1991 and together raised their three kids.

Ron was a big sports fan and avid supporter of the OSU Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers. He also enjoyed watching boxing and the news—especially CNN. In younger years he was very adventurous and outdoorsy and enjoyed the times he went fishing with his dad in Canada.

Ron liked playing horseshoes with his family and going for “country drives” down back roads to take in the scenic route. For twenty years they had a camper in Warsaw and went there almost every weekend. His favorite band was the Rolling Stones but he enjoyed all classic rock. His family and friends will miss his sarcastic sense of humor. Above all, Ron cherished spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Denise Riddle of Mansfield, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law Amy & Jimmy Leavitt of Heath, Ohio; son Ronnie Riddle, II of St. Clairsville, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law Josh & Sydney Riddle of Mansfield, Ohio; honorary son Mike Lyons; grandchildren Kyler Leavitt, Breana Herda, Avery Herda, Noah Herda, Keagan Riddle, Liam Riddle, Leonard Riddle, and Wyatt Riddle; great-grandson Brantley Browning; sisters and brothers-in-law Teresa & Dillard Roark and Janet & Larry Leonard; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents Hubert & Maxine Riddle, Ron was preceded in death by a sister Patti Riddle.

Friends may call Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 11 am – 2 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (350 Marion Avenue in Mansfield) where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm officiated by Chaplain Dianna Barr.

A time of fellowship will continue from 3-6 pm at the Lucas Community Center (252 W Main Street in Lucas) where a meal will be provided.

Memorial contributions to benefit his family may be made at the funeral home (please make checks to Snyder Funeral Homes). Send online condolences to the family by visiting:

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  • Denise & family, our sincere condolences to you. You are in our prayers.
    Ron was well loved by so many. Lean on Almighty God. Isaiah 33:24; 41:10

  • My condolences to Denise and all of Ron’s family and friends. I am honored to have been Ron’s friend and will cherish my memories. Until we meet again, God speed, Captain Ron! Love Becca (Rebecca Smith)

  • I know that your heart is breaking but, knowing he is no longer hurting will get you through. My love, hugs and prayers to you.

  • My sincerest condolences to Denise and Ron’s family. I have know Ron and Denise for many years. Keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  • So sorry my prayers are with you all .much love to the family .Leslie Gibson Montgomery

  • My heart ❤ is breaking for Amy and the family. Denise I’m so sorry for your loss as well. I love 💘 you all very much. And I’ll be praying for you. God bless