Ronald Hite, 76

Ronald Braxton Hite, 76, Huntington, passed on to his heavenly home May 10, 2019, from the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, after a brief battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

He was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Warren, to Wayne and Donnella Trout Hite.

He is survived by his wife, Jane (Reber); children, Rhonda (Chuck) Smith of Colfax, Todd (Polly) Hite of Greenwood, and Cheryl (Steve) Fritsch of Long Valley, N.J.; brother Jerry (Mandy) Hite of Huntington; sister Vicki (Jon) McIntire of Warren; three step-brothers Larry (Diane) Meyers of Conway, Ark., David E. (Bonnie) Meyers of Warren, and James (Cindy) Miller of Leesburg; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Betty J. Hite (Garrison Miller), his stepmother Adriana D. Hite (Meyers), his stepsister Connie Miller and his stepsister Joni Meade.
Ron shared a passion for taking care of the land God gave him. A farmer all his life, he also worked as a purchasing agent for United Technologies in Huntington, Mobile Aerial Towers in Fort Wayne and Indiana Metals in Rochester. He was the current lay leader for and a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church and president of the Rock Creek High School alumnae banquet. He and Jane were high school sweethearts and married Aug. 12, 1962, at Barnes Chapel in Huntington County.

Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Myers Mortuary, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. Visitation will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2019, at the North Manchester United Methodist Church followed by services at 10 a.m.

Graveside services will be held at Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington, following a lunch at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E 2nd St., North Manchester, IN 46962, Pine Creek Church Camp, 2218 E 700 N, Pine Village, IN 47975, or the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street #200, Newton, MA 02458, earmarked for Defeat GBM Research Collaborative.

Posted on 2019 May 14