Ronald Braxton Hite
August 3, 1942 – May 10, 2019
Ronald Braxton Hite, 76 of Huntington passed on to his heavenly home on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne after a brief battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Ron shared a passion for taking care of the land God gave him. A farmer all of 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 were married on August 12, 1962 at Barnes Chapel in Huntington County.
Ronald was born on August 3, 1942 in Warren, Indiana, the son of Wayne and Donnella (Trout) Hite. He is survived by his wife: Jane (Reber) Hite; children: Rhonda (Chuck) Smith of Colfax, IN; Todd (Polly) Hite of Greenwood, IN; Cheryl (Steve) Fritsch of Long Valley, NJ; a brother: Jerry (Mandy) Hite of Huntington; a sister: Vicki (Jon) McIntire of Warren; three stepbrothers: Larry (Diane) Meyers of Conway, ARK; David E. (Bonnie) Meyers of Warren; James (Cindy) Miller of Leesburg, IN and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother: Betty J. Hite (Garrison Miller), his stepmother: Adriana D. Hite (Meyers), two stepsisters: Connie Miller and Joni Meade.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd Street, North Manchester, Indiana.
Following the funeral service a luncheon will be held at the church.
Interment will be at the Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County.
Memorial donations can be made out to North Manchester United Methodist Church, Pine Creek Church Camp or to National Brain Tumor Society all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
- Jane Hite, Wife
- Rhonda Smith, Daughter
- Todd Hite, Son
- Cheryl Fritsch, Daughter
- Jerry Hite, Brother
- Vicki McIntire, Sister
- Larry Meyers, Stepbrother
- David Meyers, Stepbrother
- James Miller, Stepbrother
- Wayne Hite, Father
- Donnella Hite, Mother
- Betty J. Hite, Stepmother
- Adriana D. Hite, Stepmother
- Connie Miller, Stepsister
- Joni Meade, Stepsister
- Nine grandchildren
- North Manchester United Methodist Church
- Pine Creek Church Camp
- National Brain Tumor Society
- Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
Ronald Braxton Hite
Lori Lugar Vining
May 18, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Mom and I are so thankful we got to spend time with Ronnie last year. He was such a comfort on a sad day. Dad wanted so bad to go to the cousin’s reunion but was unable to. Maybe Dad and Ronnie are in heaven laughing and talking about old times and having a reunion after all. God bless you and you are in our love and prayers. Love you all.
Martha Lugar and Lori Lugar Vining
May 17, 2019
What a wonderful human being. So sorry for your loss, a lot of wonderful memories with Ron and Jane.
God bless you Jane and family,
May 16, 2019
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers..may all the wonderful memories comfort you now. I will always see his smile and grin!
Rita & Cliff