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Ronald Eugene Ries
(March 6, 1934 - September 30, 2013)

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Ronald Eugene Ries, 79, of Kingwood, passed away on September 30, 2013 at Heartland of Preston County.

He was born in Galloway, Ohio on March 6, 1934 to Raymond and Mildred (Auld) Ries. After graduating from Ohio State University, he served on active duty in the US Navy for 21 years, before retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. He later went on to be the Circulation Director for the Huntington Herald Dispatch and finally as a manager and tax preparer for H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt. He was a member of the Tucker Swamp Baptist Church in Zuni, VA, before moving to Kingwood in 2012.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Mae Ward Ries, three daughters, Vicki Xinos, Karen McNair, and Kathy Rogers, and their spouses, a son, Tarrell Ries, and his spouse, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Roger Ries and Christopher Ries, and spouses, and a sister, June McGhee.

He is preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service is planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tucker Swamp Baptist Church in Zuni, VA.

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