Thomas Jay Ranney

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February 8, 1951 - June 3, 2024

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Saturday, August 31, 2024 from 1-4 p.m. at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Course

Thomas Jay Ranney passed away suddenly June 3,2024. He will be remembered as a fun loving, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Tom was born on February 8, 1951, in Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to Halden and Elizabeth (Betty) Ranney. He is preceded in death by both his parents and his younger sister Martha (Ranney) Hupp.

He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Bonnie (Neuburger) Ranney; daughter Wendy (Ranney) Bruno and her husband Robert Bruno and their 2 sons Roman and Vincent Bruno , daughter Kelly (Ranney) McIntyre and husband Travis McIntyre and their son Tristin and daughter Peyton and daughter Rebecca (Ranney) Morley and her husband Sean Morley and their son Kellen. Tom is also survived by 2 younger sisters, Connie (Ranney) Harshe and Sally Ranney and many cousins, nieces, nephews, an aunt and an uncle.

Tom served in Ohio National Guard from February 20,1970 until his honorable discharge November 20, 1975 Tom was a self-employed owner operator of Miller Ranney Plumbing Company in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas for almost 47 years. He was known as the problem solver. He could solve just about every plumbing problem presented to him even over the phone while he was practicing his golf skills on his favorite golf course at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Course in Sunbury, Ohio or Key West Golf Course in Key West, Florida. If he wasnt at the helm of his plumbing business, he could be found at his home in Key West enjoying the warmth, food, drink, music and camaraderie of friends and family and it was the same in Ohio as well. His second passion was fishing in Lake Erie, Canada and especially in Key West always with the goal of catching the big one. He absolutely loved his family and enjoyed being around his grandkids. He loved to play board games and card games and enjoyed competitive croquet games during summertime picnics in the back yard and having backyard barbecues not only with his family but also with close friends. He knew so many people and touched so many lives. He is missed dearly.

Instead of a formal funeral service a celebration of life party will be held at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Course, 1 Rattlesnake Drive, Sunbury, OH 43074 on Saturday, August 31st from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Wounded Warriors Project @ in the name of Thomas J Ranney.


Debbie Kerney - Jun 11, 2024

Bonnie and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs to your family as you go through this extremely difficult time!

Dennis Ranney - Jun 11, 2024

So sorry to hear about the passing of Tommy. I remember many stories about Tommy but one stands out about his character. At a Westerville Bank Tommy had walked in during a bank robbery. Tommy got into his truck and followed the robber down the highway. He was able to tell authorities the license plate number and description of the robber. Tommy was given a $1,000.00 reward by crime stoppers.

Nancy Nelson Carney - Jun 11, 2024

Dear Bonnie, We are so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Max Brown - Jun 10, 2024

I was shocked and saddened by Tom's death. He was a good friend and a great member of Rattlesnake Ridge. Condolences to Bonnie and the family. Tom will be missed.

Scott and Lori Blair - Jun 10, 2024

We are so sorry to hear that Tom had passed away so recently. He was such a fine gentleman, always a joy to play golf with him, regardless of the score. And then he became our go-to guy whenever we had a plumbing issue. He leaves behind a hole that cannot be filled at Rattlesnake Ridge, and will miss him immensely. Please accept our deepest condolences. May his memory be a blessing and provide you much comfort.

Keith West and Barbara (West) Rood - Jun 10, 2024

From the class of ‘69 also, Keith and I were so saddened to hear about Tom and want you to know we are thinking of you Bonnie, and your family. He was always good for a smile and a prank! We pray for those precious memories of him to fill your heart and mind knowing he knew what it was to love and to be loved. Our deepest condolences….. Keith and Barbara West

Dick and Nancy Neuburger - Jun 10, 2024

Bonnie, we are so sorry for your loss. It was such a fun dinner with you, Tom, Gary, and Katherine in Key West a few years ago. We will always remember it. Take care.

Bev Neuburger Stephens - Jun 10, 2024

Bonnie and Family, I'm So Sorry for your loss. He was much too young 😭 My thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏

Carl Ross - Jun 10, 2024

As a classmate and friend of Tom’s, I always admired and respected him. His humor and positivity were always as encouraging as his smile and humor were infectious. When I needed Tom’s help, he responded without hesitation. He was kind and humble. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to Bonnie and Tom’s family and his many friends.

Tom & Marianne O'Neil - Jun 10, 2024

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Ranney Family. Tom and Bonnie recently shared their Key West hospitality with us, demonstrated joyful living and welcoming new friends into their busy lives. We appreciate you and will miss Tom's wonderful personality!

Bob Gale - Jun 10, 2024

Dear Bonnie , thoughts and prayers for Tom you and the family

Joseph Marubbio - Jun 10, 2024

Tom, a neighbor on Whistling Duck Lane and fellow golfer in Key West, always friendly and gracious will be sorely missed.

Mike Stills - Jun 10, 2024

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Mr. Ranney was an amazing person who would help anyone at any time and enjoyed life to the fullest. My family and I are blessed to have known him and his family for so many years.

John and Debbie Connell - Jun 10, 2024

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane E Abbott - Jun 10, 2024

Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

David Silvia - Jun 9, 2024

Bonnie, Joyce and I extend our Sincerest Condolences to you and your Family. We have no words that can ease the pain you are feeling. Perhaps reliving some of your cherished moments together, will bring some warmth to your hearts. Tom will be missed but never forgotten. Dave & Joyce Silvia

Peggy burner - Jun 8, 2024

I'm so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Tom was indeed an incredible man. May your memories always warm your heart.

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