ASHLAND - Ronald E. Phillips, 60, of Ashland, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 9, 2018, at UH Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Ashland. He was born September 21, 1958, in Richland County, Ohio, to David and Sarah (Johnson) Phillips.

Ron grew up in the Mifflin area and attended Madison schools. He was a long haul and local truck driver for many years. He married Brenda Longden on July 25, 2015. Ron loved his family and spending time with them - especially at his granddaughters' softball games and family cook outs.

He was a member of VFW Post #1067. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and playing Euchre. A nice ride on his Harley was the perfect way for Ron to spend his time.

Ron is survived by his wife, Brenda Phillips; children, Cody Phillips, Nicole Longden, and Crystal (Mark) Kanz; three granddaughters, Riley Schmitzer, Ava Kanz, and Raven Longden; mother, Sarah Phillips; brother, Tony Phillips; nieces and nephews, Katie (Robert) Phillips-Wolfe and Michael Starcher; and his four legged, best friend, Bella. He was preceded in death by his father, David Phillips and brother, Terry Phillips.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Windsor Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Wappner Cremation Center is privileged to serve the family.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com