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Ronald Crittendon Clevinger
Ronald Crittendon ClevingerFlagRonald Crittendon Clevinger, 82 passed away peacefully January 4, 2023 in his home in Marion.

He was born February 9, 1940 in Regina, Kentucky to the late Marvin and Edna (May) Clevinger. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Duran and Larry Clevinger, as well as two sisters, Emilee (Clevinger) Jones and Peggy Clevinger. He is survived by his sister Nella (Clevinger) Long.

Ron, as he was known to all, was a 1958 graduate of Hellier High School. He joined the US Army in 1960 and rose to the rank of US Army Sargent, 8th Infantry. He was awarded a purple heart after serving our country in the Vietnam War.

On June 12, 1965 Ron married the love of his life, Emma Sue (Gross) at the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church in Boldman, Kentucky. Together they had two daughters and became members of The First Freewill Baptist Church after moving to Marion, Ohio. Ron worked at Eaton Corporation and then Dana Corporation for 33 years, retiring in 2000.

Ron loved music with a special passion for Bluegrass. He also enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, playing cards with friends and watching Kentucky Basketball. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family. Ron had a great love for Our Lord and was devoted to his church, regularly reading the scriptures. His heart for the Lord was reflected in the way he lived life, always with a smile, loving spirit and kindness for others. He will never be forgotten.

Ron is survived by his loving wife Emma Sue, daughters Rhonda (Randy) Crowe of Columbus, Ohio and Missy Clevinger of Prospect, Ohio; granddaughter Riley Crowe of Tavernier, Florida; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and his many friends.

A Gathering of Family and Friends to remember and celebrate Ron will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 5 – 7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Ohio. A second Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 5 – 7 pm at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home in Pikeville, Kentucky. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11:00 am at Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, Harold, Kentucky, Pastor Sonny Boyd will officiate. Burial will follow immediately after in the Bush - Hagan Cemetery. There will be Military Honors conducted by the DAV Chapter #166.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Joyce’s Angels and Tranquility Hospice for their devotion and loving care for Ron and his family, they each were a great blessing in the final chapter of his life.

Memorial gifts can be made to these fine organizations at the following locations: Joyce’s Angels, 277 Kensington Place, Marion, Ohio 43302 and Tranquility Hospice, 1949 West Central Ave, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Debra Clayton
Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 12:16 PM

Sue and Families,
We have been like family to your family over 40 years and send our love and support as Ron enters Heaven's gate. He was truly blessed and proud of you, his faith, and his final years... Love you all.
♥  Dave, Deb, and Adam Clayton

#2 from: Rita Bryant
Greenup KY
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 12:43 PM

My heart is breaking for you Sue and all the family.  I know how hard it is.   Wrap His  big loving arms around you in the long days and nights ahead. I love you cuz.  Love Rita

#3 from: Julie Daily
Davenport Florida
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 1:06 PM

Rhonda and family I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing my thoughts and prayers to you all.
Julie Lyon Daily

#4 from: Rachel Bird
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 2:24 PM

Sending love and prayers.  Love you all.

#5 from: Jody Hanks, CMSgt, USAF (ret)
St Johns, FL
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 4:13 PM

We never met, but I knew you. Godspeed, Brother.

#6 from: Kim Cranston & Betty Syck
Sun, Jan 8, 2023 at 11:33 AM

Praying for comfort for all of you.  We have many fond memories of Ron.  He will greatly be missed.

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