Ronald Thomas Elliott, 52, of Traverse City, passed away Aug. 9, 2017 at his home. Ron was born on May 2, 1965 in Traverse City, to the late Ronald Frank Elliott and Janice (Hinshaw) Rinal.
Ron graduated from Traverse City Central High School. Ron joined the service at the age of 21. He proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. Ron was called back to active duty during Desert Storm. He worked for Lear Corporation before they closed and then was employed at Kennametal.
Ron was NASCAR's biggest fan. He also liked to fish, play golf and spend time outdoors. He was an easy going guy who was very nice, caring and genuine. He will be greatly missed.
Ron is survived by his mom, Jan; his uncle, Thomas (Kathleen Van't Hof) Hinshaw; aunt, Ruth (Hinshaw) Himburg; and stepdaughter, Ann Marie Schwartz.
Ron was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Rebecca Ann Mannor; and all grandparents.
Ron's family will celebrate his life privately at a later date.
Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your condolences and memories with the family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on August 16, 2017