Timothy Ray Ridge, 71, of Ashland, passed away, on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in his home.
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Tim was born on March 19, 1949, in Findlay, Ohio to Rex and Carol (nee Sims) Ridge.
He attended Slippery Rock University where he met his wife, Barbara Jean Perry, before serving his country in the U.S. Navy.
Tim was a devoted husband and father.
He volunteered his time to his family and community for nearly two decades as a little league coach, soccer coach and referee, soccer program administrator, and band booster.
He also served through the church as a youth ministry leader and on Walk to Emmaus spiritual retreat weekends. His love and devotion to his family was never questioned. He gave his life to his family and to Christ. He is now in the loving arms of our Savior.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ridge; his children, Sean (Beth) Ridge, and Tanya (Christopher) Blough; and, his grandchildren; Ethan, Caedon, Charis, Broden, Levi, Greyson, and Ezekiel; his mother, Carol Ridge; and his sister, Dawn McCree.
He is preceded in death by his father, Rex Ridge.
There will be a private family service at Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to DAV – Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 .
Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home’s website denbowfh.com.