Ronald Dennis Cherry

Cherry Ronald Dennis Cherry, 77, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 28 2014. He was born March 21, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Mt. Vernon and Pilgrim Elementary, Champion Jr. High, moved to Chicago, Illinois at age 13, returned to Columbus, Ohio at age 16, where he graduated from East High School class of 1953. He worked as a Printer at The Ohio State News. He retired after 44 years of service at the United States Post Office. He is preceded in death by mother Jean Davis Banks, loving aunt Jane E. Davis and grandmother Glenna Mae Davis. Ronald is survived by son, Ronald T. Cherry, Columbus, OH; daughter, Rhonda J. (Brian) White, Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Renella J. (Herbert Jr.) Allen, St. Louis, MO and Andrea Cherry Hernandez, Columbus, OH; nephew, Ronald Addis (Becky) Gray of Pahrump, NV; ex-wife, Marilyn Cherry; grandson, Christopher Guay, Columbus, OH; and his heart, granddaughter, Destiny B. White, Indianapolis, IN; special friends, Jo Ann Chittenden, Careita Browder, Sandy Matthews and Mary Horton. Life-long friends, Howard Smallwood, Rudy Carter and Leon Edwards and his special group of friends at the Hamilton Road - Winchester Pike White Castle. Funeral service to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street, where the family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the start of service. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 5, 2014