MOUNT VERNON — Ronald L. Linson, 83, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2018, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born June 2, 1935, in Mount Vernon, to the late Delon and Myrtle (Hotchkiss) Linson.

Ronald was a 1952 graduate of Centerburg High School. He honorably served his country in the Army Reserves. Ronald worked for Clever Lumber, Farmers Exchange and then Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Ronald and his wife, Virginia, have attended the First Church of the Nazarene for many years. His hobbies included wood working, playing golf, attending sporting events at Mount Vernon and Centerburg High School and watching the Indians, the Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Virginia L. (Humbert) Linson; daughters, Marsha (Chris) Lotridge of Springhill, Tennessee, and Connie McMurrin of Dublin; grandchildren, Morgan, Karina (Trent), Corey (Stephanie) and Quinn; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Jeweldeen Linson Dove; and a brother, John William Linson.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Ronald at noon Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon. Rev. Russ Gumm will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Work and Witness Program c/o First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ronald L. Linson.


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