Ronald E. Wilson, age 71, of Gahanna, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Mt. Carmel East following a brief illness. He was born in Dayton, OH on April 21, 1947 to the late Elmer E. and Violet L.(Finch) Wilson. He married Shirley Carter on January 12, 1968 at the Church of God in Springfield, OH. The two shared 51 wonderful years together.
He was employed with Cintas Co. for 25 years. His previous work history includes, Mt. Carmel West Hospital, The Columbus Dispatch, Rush Package Delivery and Comtex. He also worked the polls during election seasons.
He proudly served our country as a U.S. Navy Veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post #797 in Gahanna.
Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley Wilson; son, Ron “Eddie” Wilson; daughter-in-law, Meivis Wilson; grandson, Bane Wilson; one sister; one niece; one nephew; and a host of friends.
In keeping with Ronald’s wishes, cremation will be observed. A Memorial will be held from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in his name to: The Franklin County Dog Shelter, 4340 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, OH 43229 or Columbus Cocker Rescue, P.O. Box 715, New Albany, OH 43054 or visit www.columbuscockerrescue.org.