Ronald Lee Wellman, 63, of Wooster, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at his home.
Ronnie was born Sept. 16, 1955 in Wadsworth to the late Frank and Louise (Montgomery) Wellman and was a 1973 graduate of Norwayne High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1975-1979 and was proud of his service to his county. He retired from Waynedale Truss and Panel in 2016 with over 20 years of service and had made his home in Wooster for the past 30 years previously residing in Creston. Ronnie enjoyed sprint and stock car racing over the years as well as Harley Davidson riding. He was Smithville’s number one sports fan and he was always proud of this grandkids.
Surviving are his children, Troy Wellman of Rittman, Angie (Matt) Cyrus of Smithville and Adam (Stacy) Wellman of Wooster; his grandchildren, Tyler (Courtney) Wellman, Tagan Wellman, Kylie Snell, Hunter Snell, Britny (Riley) Eggeman, Kassi Cyrus and Conner Cyrus; a brother, John Wellman of Wadsworth and a sister, Linda Wellman of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his life partner, Kyra Reed on July 15, 2017; his parents and a sister, Juanita Caskey.
Funeral services and military honors will be Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston where friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00. Burial will be at a later date at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorial contributions may be made in care of Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston, OH 44217 for a memorial in Ronnie’s name.
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Name: Todd Gallion
I've known Ronnie since i was a little kid he worked and played softball with my dad. I remember Him and his kind demeanor. He was always laughing and smiling. His Unmistakable laugh is something i will never ever forget. At Wayne County Speedway he could always help someone out with advise on setup and track conditions. He always had advise even if ya didn't like it lol... I'm sure gonna miss that big guy alot. Rip Ronnie
Name: joyce perry
So sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy to the family and friends may he ride free fly high and find ALL the race tracks in heaven you will be greatly missed
Name: Jason Schrock
Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great man. Remember lots of baseball trips together!!
Name: Lloyd & Cindy Eshler
Wellman family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
Name: James fry
Great friend gone to soon.
Will miss greatly his advice and knowledge of trucking and life. We talked last week.
Jeremy said many calls from his Amish friends at shop today with there concerns about Ron.
All will miss him. I will miss our talks. Will miss his service on Wed. since we are in Florida
My thoughts and Prayers are for all of you with your loss.
With great respect
Name: Gary Hostettler
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Ron and I grew up together. We fished, played ball and rode our bikes everywhere in the summer. We played ball together all through our school years.
We joined the Army together on the buddy system. After basic training we were sent to different units but still tried to keep in touch.
I am deeply saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with you all.
Name: Bob Gallion
Ron and I went to High School together and while we were friends since then, we didn't really get close until the last couple years. Ron was a great friend and I will miss him forever. My condolences to his family and many friends.
Name: Becky Sacco
My deepest sympathy to the Wellman family. Your father/grandfather was a great person and loved his family with his whole heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Name: Rich Fishburn
So sorry to hear about your dad... Ron was a great man. I really enjoyed our all day Harley rides together! He never got lost and was a great ride leader. He will be missed.