Ronald Swords
1942 - 2021
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WESTERVILLE-Ronald Lee Swords, Sr, age 78, died Tuesday March 2, 2021 at his Westerville Residence. Ron was born June 13, 1942 in Friendship Ohio the son of the late Francis and Anna (Odle) Swords. On January 18, 1964 he married Patricia A. Mershon and together they shared 57 years together. In addition to his parents, Ron is preceded in death by a daughter Pollyanna Oliver and siblings William Clarence and Archie Larry. He is survived by his wife Patricia, son Ronald L. Swords Jr, son Dewayne, 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren a sister Gretta Knowlton and a brother Alroy L. Swords Sr. nieces and nephews. Ron worked 20 years at Big Lots in Portsmouth and then as a concrete bricklayer for C.H.I.D. Community Action. He loved helping people and was a true jack of all trades. He has survived cancer since 1970. He would say what he thought; right way, wrong way as his father-in-law would say it was "Ron's way"! Ron loved camping at Long's Retreat in Latham, Ohio, square dancing, watching NASCAR on TV, bowling, horseback riding, horseshoes and cornhole. Family and friends will gather Saturday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM for a Celebration of Life Service at Longs Retreat 50 Bellhollow Road Latham OH 45646. The family would like to thank all of the folks at Ohio Health Hospice for the great care that was given to Ron. Contributions may be directed to Ohio Health Hospice 3430 Ohio Health Parkway Columbus OH 43202 in his memory.



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Published in The Daily Times from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2021.
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March 8, 2021
Ron was a good guy , he could always make you laugh .. He will be missed by many .. If you need to talk or just need a shoulder just call. numbers in the book day or night Pat , i am here ... love you
CONNIE VASTINE
Coworker
March 6, 2021
Prayers, Patty for You & Your Family.....
Charles M Vaughn & Mary Vaughn
Friend
March 6, 2021
May God be with the family and give strength to each other. Ron was a lot of fun when camping with the scouts.
Charles and Holly Seibert
Family
March 5, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dee Dee Raynard
Coworker
March 5, 2021
He was a great guy.... So sorry Patty !!!!! Love and Prayers —- Dave and Cindy lute
Cindy and Dave lute
Friend
March 4, 2021
Nice man ! Worked with him @Big Lots!
Hillinhg
Teacher
March 4, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Jimmy
Significant Other
March 4, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Timmy Seth
Acquaintance
March 4, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing you both in the store. Ron was a good man,he always joked and cut up with all of us when he was in the store.
Kim Eggers
Acquaintance
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