Ron graduated from Kennett High School in 1957 and joined the United States navy in 1959. He was honorably discharged in August of 1963. He married Phyllis Jones on January 26, 1964. They made their home in Kennett for the majority of their near 41 years together. Ron worked in the finance and insurance business for many years. He also worked for the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department from which he retired in May of 2001.
Ron and Phyllis are the parents of two children, Shana Rains, of Overland Park, Kan., and Byron Pelts, of Lenexa, Kan.
Ron was preceded in death by his father and mother.
Ron was a member and ordained deacon at the First Baptist Church in Kennett and was currently a member of Nall Avenue Baptist Church in Prairie Village, Kan.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two children and their spouses, Shana and Kevin Rains of Overland Park and Byron and Amy Pelts, of Lenexa. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Courtney and Tyler Rains and Morgan and Caleb Pelts.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, November 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
The family requests all donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.