Ronald “Pops” Kinnicutt, 60, of Rockford, Ohio, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016, surrounded by his family.
He was born on March 18, 1956 in Wellsville, New York, the son of Donald and Cora (Jackson) Kinnicutt. Ron had been employed at Fleetwood Manufacturing in Decatur, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has lived in Rockford the past fifteen years, coming from Celina, where he had moved to from New York in 1998.
Ron was always there for everything for his family. He adored his grandchildren and attended all their soccer games, becoming quite the soccer fan. He loved woodworking, and over the years, built two beautiful playhouses for the grandkids, complete with electric and tv! He had always hoped to have a little woodworking shop of his own, and he always wanted to learn to play the acoustic guitar.
He loved his children and was very proud of them. You might have seen Ron with the grandkids in a wagon behind his lawn mower, giving them rides through Rockford. He was happiest when he was with his family. Throughout his life, Ron walked in Jesus’ steps as a carpenter—so giving and loving to all people.
Surviving are his life partner, Brenda Litteral of Rockford; his two sons, Ronald Kinnicutt, Jr. of Rockford, and Ben (Kristy) Kinnicutt of Celina, his niece, Kambry Stockdale, of Rockford; and two step-sons, Robert Litteral of North Carolina and Jeff (Suzann) Litteral of Celina, Ohio. He has three brothers who survive: Gary Kinnicutt, Scio, New York; George (Brenda) Kinnicutt , California; David Kinnicutt, Wellsville, New York; and a sister Linda Maxwell, also of Wellsville, New York. Ron has seven wonderful grandchildren who will miss him dearly: Macy, Breanna, Keelie, Kolton, Kohen, Sloane, and Cruz.
Deceased is an infant daughter, Dimetra and a brother, Terry.
Services will be held on Friday, October 21, at 1:30 p.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, in Rockford, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating.
Family members may call at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, and both friends and family may call from 11:30 a.m. up until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.
Memorials may be
directed to the Cancer Association of Mercer County, Celina, Ohio, or to
Grand Lake Hospice, St. Marys, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com.
James “Jim” L. Smith, 55, of Celina, passed away at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Mary, OH on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 6:50 am. He was born March 6, 1961 in Celina. He married Robin Roberts on September 19, 1987, they were together for 29 years, and she survives at their residence in Celina.
Other survivors include his two sons, Jacob Smith, Celina, and Riley (Cassie) Smith, Celina; a grandson, Braxton and one grandson on the way; his mother Sondra Mihm Smith, Celina; a sister, Melanie (Mike) Kerns, Findlay, OH; a brother, David Smith, Celina; four brother-in-law’s, Ron (Tina) Smith, Celina, Les (Shelly) Smith, Celina, Ed (Geri) Roberts, Van Wert, and Rick Roberts, Cape Coral, FL; a sister-in-law, Shirley Smith, Gas City, IN; and his beloved dogs, Kira, Scarlet, and Dexter.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Smith.
Jim was a 1978 graduate of Celina Senior High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked for 32 year at Spring Creek Corporation, a job that he loved very much.
Jim was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Celina, Celina Eagles Lodge #1291, and CACE Club, Celina.
Jim loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed cars, especially his 1965 Mustang. He also enjoyed watching OSU Sports, the Cleveland Browns, and Celina Bulldogs sports. Most of all he loved watching his own children playing sports.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina with Rev. Bill White officiating; where the family will receive friends from 9:30 am – 10:30 am prior to the service.
Calling is 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina, OH; where military honors will be provided by the Celina American Legion Post and Celina VFW Post.
Donations can be made to Restoration Counseling Center, 5100 Fairground Rd., Celina, Ohio in honor of Jim Smith.
Please leave a condolence to the family @ www.ciscofuneralhome.com
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