Ronald Lee "Ron" Pond
Westbrock Funeral Home
5980 Bigger Road
Kettering, OH
POND, Ronald "Ron" Lee, age 84, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away peacefully July 16, 2021 at Ohio's Hospice of Dayton. Ron was born on April 12, 1937 in Ettrick, Virginia to Howard and Willie (Roberts) Pond. Ron attended Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia and continued his education at Western Kentucky University, graduating in 1962 with a B.A. in History. He was a "lefty" pitcher for the Western Kentucky baseball team and a member of the U.S. Army ROTC. He later served as an Infantry 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing and archaeology and had a passion for acrylic painting. Ron was a medical sales representative for over 30 years and retired from Standard Textile Company, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann; and his three children, Terri Manning, Kathy Wiseman (Ken) and Brian Pond (Jen); identical twin brother, Don; brother, Selwyn; and sister, Jackie. Ron is also survived by his grandchildren, Kara Denison, Sophia Denison, Jake Manning, Riley Pond, Savannah Pond; and stepgrandchildren, Adam Wiseman and Jacob Wiseman; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and family.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ron's memory to Down Syndrome of Louisville (

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 22 at Christ United Methodist Church at 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio 45429 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at 12 p.m. Arrangements by The Westbrock Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jul. 20, 2021.
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH
Celebration of Life
Christ United Methodist Church
3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH
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Ron was a true Southern Gentleman. I first met Ron on the baseball field at Western Kentucky University in 1960. We became friends over the next 60 years. Ron never called me by my name, but instead always called me "Partner". What a pleasure! well Partner you will be missed by your family and friends. I look forward to seeing you again with the Lord. Love to Ann and the family.
Dick Eha
July 21, 2021
In memory of a dedicated family man who never met a stranger. Ron and Rich are sharing good times in Heaven. My heart goes out to you at this time. With Love and caring!!
Judy Emmons and Family
July 19, 2021
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