Ronald “Ron” G. Butler

August 19, 1945 ‒ August 01, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Ronald “Ron” G. Butler, age 71 of Sunbury, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Tuesday morning at Bennington Glen.

He was born on August 19, 1945 in Portsmouth to the late Robert L. and Grace (Scarbury) Butler. He was a 1963 graduate Big Walnut High School and a retired Plant Manager for Trus Joist in Delaware. Ron enjoyed fishing at his own pond and Rice Lake in Canada, hunting deer, rabbit, pheasant, and squirrel and reading books by Peter Capstick. Ron was a great storyteller and enjoyed telling them to whomever would listen.

Ron enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing with his daughters and grandchildren, hunting with his grandson, family vacations to Disney and Epcot, playing catch his way with family which was if it did not come directly to him you had to go get it. This made everyone very accurate with their throwing. Ron was very proud of his family and his work career.

He is survived by his wife of almost 43 years: Donna (Jones) Butler and they were married November29, 1974 in Lebanon, Virginia; daughters: Ronda Marie (Aaron) Hinkle of Woodstock, Wendy Lee Brown of Delaware; grandchildren: Brandon and Kevin Brown, Christopher and Justin Hinkle; sister: Mary Lee(John) Brown of Mars Hill, NC; nephews: Randy and Rob Brown; dedicated friend: Bill Piper.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Interment will follow in the Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Marion, Ohio  43302 or American Diabetes Assoc., 471 East Broad Street, #1630, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Butler family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Donna and family, sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  • So sorry to hear this. He surely was one of the best guys in our class. My sincere sympathy to his family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, He was such a nice guy and a very dedicated worker with a great career. So sorry his health deteriorated so early in his life. We are keeping the family in Prayer for Comfort and Peace during this difficult time.

  • Donna, sorry on hearing of Ron’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  • Donna , so sorry to hear if Rons passing. May God comfort you and be with your heart thru this difficult time.

  • Donna,I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you.

  • Donna, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to learn of Ron’s passing, he
    Was a great classmate and even better
    Teammate ! He always added a bit of
    Humor to all we did.

  • Donna, it saddens me to hear about Ron’s passing, may God be with you and your family during this most difficult time…

  • Donna,
    So very sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Truly, a great man! Ron was always positive, and a very influential person in my life. Prayers for the entire family.

  • To the family, So many wonderful memories or Ron, his mother, dad and sister Mary Lee. He and Paul Wampler were inseparable through our years together. My memories of Sunday dinner with them so very often. (probably too often). His gentle sweet mother taught me to make noodles all these years ago and I still have her recipe. The days at their home will always be some of my most fond memories. I had lost touch with Ron, I so wish I had known where he was, I would have enjoyed one more visit with him. Rest in peace sweet Ron. Forever in my heart.
    God Bless the family has they begin this journey of grief.

  • Donna –
    We met many years ago at Trus Joist functions. I considered Ron a mentor and an inspirational leader. His spirit will be with me forever.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • So sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. Ron was always a fun guy during his high school years. We all from our class have fond memories of Ron. May your family feel some comfort as you hold memories close.

  • A cherished ICON of our youth. Grew up watching him play ball, hearing stories from my brothers and friends. A much admired character.
    How many 90 lb bags of concrete did he carry on his shoulders at Trus Joist ?

    Brother Denny was in town just last week – shot the breeze about old times as usual
    and Ron was mentioned as usual a time or two.
    Big player in our collective home town experience – he was loved by us all .

    Jack and the Groseclose’s

  • My condolences to Donna & the family Ron was a great friend from high school He was a true guy that would help you anyway he could You will be missed Yee

  • Sorry to learn of his passing. Ron was a senior when I was a freshman. He was well liked by all, for good reason.

  • Donna and family, so very saddened when I heard of Ron’s passing. I will always treasure the great conversations Ron and I had. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all through this tough time.

  • Donna, you and your family have been in my prayers daily since we met last week. I am sorry for you and your family’s loss. Take care and God bless you all. Sherry Nagy

  • Donna,

    It’s so sad to learn of Ron’s passing. I was a fellow plant manager at Trus Joist and had been to your house a time or two back in the late 70’s early 80’s. I always considered Ron a good friend and we chatted almost weekly back in our TJ days. It’s no secret that Ron loved playing practical jokes and telling stories. He and I had our fun times over those years. I have so many wonderful memories of every time our paths crossed. We’ll hold you and your family in our prayers. May the good Lord bless you and support you through this most difficult time. Dan Neyens

  • Donna and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He and I worked many many years together at Trus Joist. He was a great friend and could help me when I needed advice or simply cheering up. I only wished the miles had not been so many and that we could have gotten together to “chew the fat” more often. He was a great guy and I feel very lucky to have ever known him.
    Mark Scarlett

  • Donna; Sorry to here of rons passing,Ihave many fond memories of him working at trus joist in the seventies & eighties.I always liked being around him,especialy at the nat’l & div. meetings.In fact I have a picture of you on a horse ,with my wife Barbara in Arizona. These times will never be forgotten.

    GOD BLESS – Bill & Barbara Graham

  • My condolences.
    My we all remember the good times with Ron, as he would want us to do. I have many of those.

  • See you in another place my very good friend! Many good times in Indy at Nationals with old friends , some of them you are with now! Miss you R.I.P. Ron Glaze