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Ronald Spendlove

June 25, 1934 – August 29, 2018

Ronald Spendlove
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Obituary for Ronald Spendlove

Ronald Clare Spendlove, 84 of Hillsboro, passed away on August 29, 2018.
Ron was born June 25, 1934 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, the son of Ernest and Nora Gwendolyn (Jacobs) Spendlove. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Maureen.

Ron is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Ruth Ann (Wilkin) Spendlove, a daughter, Cheryl Ann Dukes of High Point, NC, son, Ronald Dallas (Evonne) Spendlove of Wilmington, brother, Milton Ernest Spendlove of Canada, sister, Donna Gayle Cole of Michigan, four grandchildren, Ryan and Jenny (twins) of Cheryl and Andrew and Emily of son Ronald, three great grandchildren, Ally, Graham and Avery. He has several nephews and nieces.

Ron joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and became a U.S. citizen in 1960. Ron and Ruth Ann met at Clinton County Air Force base and married in 1958. He worked as a manager of several trucking companies, was deputy to the Medina County Auditor, and was Clerk of Hamer TWP and several other jobs. Ron raced harness horses, coached youth football and baseball. He started wintering in CLVII in Florida in 2000, where he became the drummer for Suncoast Mummers Band and the Goodtimers. Also, he played drums with the Sunshine Band at the Highland County Senior Center for 20 years, where he recently enjoyed playing chair volleyball as well.

Ron was a member of the Lions Club in Median and Highland County, Elks VFW, American Legion, Eagles and a lifetime member of the AMVETS.

A Graveside Service will be held at Buford Cemetery on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 11:00 am. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by the Highland County Honor Guard. Thompson Funeral Home is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. Mt. Orab, OH 45154 or Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St. Hillsboro, OH 45133.

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Service Information

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am
Buford Cemetery
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