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Rev. William V. Ring (Bill) of Monterey passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 20, 2017. Born Feb. 28, 1932, in Chicago, IL, to Eleanor (Isaachsen) and Gust Ring, he is survived by his wife, Jean; brother, Donald (Sonja); children, Lynn (Dan) Beezley, Jeff Ring and Paul (Lisa)Ring; three grandchildren, Josh (Amber), Justin and James; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Marguerite.
Bill had a long career as a minister in the church starting as a youth in Norwood Heights Evangelical Congregational Church, Chicago, which he left in 1953 to pastor an E.C. Church in Southington, OH, and subsequently Canton, OH. He led UCC ministries in Leetonia, OH, Alliance, OH and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was very active in community endeavors including a long membership in Rotary International. He retired in 1997 with interim positions taking him to Sun City Center, FL and Pleasant Hill, TN. He was a beloved and gifted counselor and preacher, with a passion for reading. He loved traveling, music and was a train buff. Bill was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC, 67 Church Drive, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578. Memorials may be sent to the church or American Cancer Society.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on November 28, 2017
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