Ryan D. Gale

April 20, 1987 ‒ February 23, 2019

Marengo, Ohio

Ryan D. Gale, age 31, of Marengo, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Ryan was born on April 20, 1987, to Connie J. (Adkins) Hinton and David L. Gale in Mount Vernon, OH. He graduated from Highland High School with the class of 2005. Shortly after graduation, Ryan joined the United States Army where he served as a lite wheeled vehicle mechanic. Joining the Army was one of his proudest accomplishments and had many strong connections with his brothers and sisters of the Army.

With a love for golfing, Ryan had worked as a ground keeper for many golf courses. When he was tending to needs of the course he could be found swinging the club and enjoying the course.

Ryan enjoyed his sports and was an avid Michigan football fan. Ryan also enjoyed watching and going to NASCAR races and Blue Jacket’s games. Often the life of the party, Ryan was quite the jokester and had a contagious laugh. Ryan had a heart of gold and was easily the orneriest person in the family. There was always the running joke that he had with his mom and brother that if he called her mother it was considered cussing at her. So when he called her mother, you knew he was trying to antagonize her. His boys were his world. He loved his sons more than anything and tried to be the best dad he could be for them.

He is survived by his sons: Mason and Kameron Gale; his one true love and mom to his boys, Kayleigh Hinton; mom, Connie (Greg Franko) Hinton of Marion; dad, David Gale; brother, Ty (Laura Fuller) Gale of Marengo; grandma, JoAnn Adkins-Rowlen of Cardington; grandpa, Robert Gale of Marengo; step-dad, Bryan Hinton of Columbus; uncle, Fred (Sheila) Adkins; aunts: Tess Fields, Debra (Gary) Fiant, Darcy Kazee, and Darla (Andy) Messmer; nephew, Brody Gale; step-sister, Lauren Hinton; Godmom, Pam Walker; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends, and his brothers and sisters of the Army.

Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents: Fred Adkins, Paul Rowlen, and Ruth Gale; uncle, Ron Kazee; and cousin, Shane Fields.

His family will greet friends from 5 to 6 PM on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) Services honoring his life will be held there at 6 PM where full military honors will also be observed.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Ryan’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ryan’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFunerlHomes.com.

  • Connie and family,
    I have no words that can express the deep sorrow and grief I have at this time. I pray that our loving God wraps His arms around you and gives you much comfort in the coming days.
    Cherie

  • Connie and Family..So sorry to hear of this. May god wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this time.
    Lawrence

  • My heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you through this difficult time.

  • Connie I just don’t have the words to say. My phone and texts don’t seem enough. I wish I could help take the pain away! Please let me know what I can do for you. Love you! Teresa Staley.

  • Connie and family please know others are holding you all up in prayer as you go through this terrible time in life… May you feel all who love you and wish the days ahead are eased by leaning on your faith

  • Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, I pray for comfort , peace, & healing. Deepest Sympathy, Kim LoPiccolo

  • Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family. May you find comfort in knowing that God is with you in this moment of grief. God bless and keep you.

  • Dave, Connie and family, I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We were stunned to hear of Ryan’S death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Ryan’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

  • My deepest condolences to Ryan’s Family and children. May he forever be in your hearts!!! My prayers are with you all!!! Gone far too soon!

  • Our hearts are breaking for this family. We are so sorry for your loss and pray for peace, strength, and God’s guidance as you go forward without him. Our love to all….

  • Ryan will always have a special place in my heart. I pray for comfort and peace to all of you in this most difficult time.

    • Thank you Pat & Tom… You guys didn’t live behind us long… Ryan and Clay were still young but I remember asking Emily to come out and play… Please take care! Thank you!

  • Connie, our hearts go out to you at this time. So sorry for your loss and we are always here for you ❤️

  • Connie, my heart hurts you and your family. Praying for God’s comfort and strength as you take your next breath in the days and weeks to come.

  • Connie I’m so sorry for your loss…I’m sending you my thoughts and prayers to you and your family… I can’t imagine what you are going through if their is anything you need I’m just a phone call away…((HUGS))

  • So sorry for your loss. God grant you peace and comfort you in your hour of need. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Connie, Dave and family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all thru this difficult time.
    Val Parmer Smith

  • I didn’t know Ryan personally but I remember the boys around town and from coming over to their Grandparents home next door.I’m truly sorry for your loss many prayers.

  • Connie and Dave, sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • To the entire family,

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone during your time of sorrow. May Ryan rest in peace in heaven.

  • Connie, Dave and Tyler,
    I am so sorry. I am thinking of you all. You are in my families prayers. May the Lord be with you during this difficult time. We love you and your entire family!

  • Dave, Connie and Tyler. So sorry for your loss. Please know we have the entire family in ours prayers.

    • Thank you Tim and Teresa… I remember the family go to Wrigley and watching Tim one summer… Ryan and I were young… I remember… Thank you

  • Connie, Dave and family
    Pls accept my deepest sympathy. No words can help you heal at this time. But this is one thing my minister told me, and I believe it
    “ God does not plan for these things to happen, but he does want you to know that he is there for you when they do “
    Much love and prayers

  • Thank you Pat & Tom… You guys didn’t live behind us long… Ryan and Clay were still young but I remember asking Emily to come out and play… Please take care! Thank you!