Ronald Nelson White, 70, of Thornville, passed away June 17, 2014, following an extended illness at the Ohio State University Ross Heart Center in Columbus. He was born on October 27, 1943, in Chillicothe, son of the late Ralph and Merrill (Harrold) White. Ron proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member and current Commander of the Thornville American Legion Post 342, as well as a member of the AMVETS Post 51 in Thornport. A huge Ohio State enthusiast, Ron served as an usher in the Horseshoe for his beloved Buckeyes for 21 years. He enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, making maple syrup, but most of all spending time with his kids and grandkids who were the “apples of his eye.”
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Diane, whom he married on June 20, 1993; son, Michael (Amy) White; step-children, Chris (Jill) Miller and Jenni (Jason) Wilson; grandchildren, Jayden and Aubrie White, and Hayden and Hunter Wilson; brother, Fred (Peggy) White; mother-in-law, Dorothy Barleycorn; brother-in-law, Michael (Linda) Barleycorn; little buddies, Laker and Buster; many nieces and nephews; and a number of very very special friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles Barleycorn.
A funeral service, celebrating Ron’s life, will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 S. Main St., with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the OSU Ross Heart Center, 4th and 6th floor nursing staff, LVAD coordinator girls, Dr. Ayesha Hassan, Dr. Chittoor Sai-Sudhaker, Katie, Jody, Michelle, Dr. Bryce Morrice, Amy Jackson, and everyone else that has helped so much during this tough journey.
Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to the Thornville American Legion Post 342, P.O. Box 103, Thornville, OH 43076 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the White Family.