Ronald "Pops" Kinnicutt, 60, Rockford, Ohio, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born in Wellsville, N.Y., March 18, 1956, to Donald and Cora (Jackson) Kinnicutt. Ron had been employed at Fleetwood Manufacturing in Decatur, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has lived in Rockford the past 15 years, coming from Celina, where he had moved to from New York in 1998. Ron was always there for everything for his family. He adored his grandchildren and attended all their soccer games, becoming quite the soccer fan. He loved woodworking, and over the years built two beautiful playhouses for the grandkids, complete with electric and tv! He had always hoped to have a little woodworking shop of his own, and he always wanted to learn to play the acoustic guitar. Ron loved his children and was very proud of them. You might have seen Ron with the grandkids in a wagon behind his lawn mower, giving them rides through Rockford. He was happiest when he was with his family. Throughout his life, Ron walked in Jesus' steps as a carpenter - so giving and loving to all people. Among survivors are his life partner, Brenda Litteral of Rockford; two sons, Ronald Kinnicutt Jr. of Rockford and Ben (Kristy) Kinnicutt of Celina; niece, Kambry Stockdale of Rockford; two step-sons, Robert Litteral of North Carolina and Jeff (Suzann) Litteral of Celina; three brothers, Gary Kinnicutt, Scio, N.Y., George (Brenda) Kinnicutt of California, and David Kinnicutt of Wellsville; and a sister, Linda Maxwell of Wellsville. Ron has seven wonderful grandchildren who will miss him dearly: Macy, Breanna, Keelie, Kolton, Kohen, Sloane and Cruz. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dimetra; and a brother, Terry. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating. Family members may call at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, and both friends and family may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Association of Mercer County, Celina, Ohio, or to Grand Lake Hospice, St. Marys, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at ketchamripley.com.
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