Ron attended some college, worked at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas for a short time, then joined the Air Force. A few years later, Ron began selling cars and sold cars for over 50 years. He was well known and loved. He never met a stranger and was always available to help others. He was the kindest, gentlest, most honest man.
Ron is survived by his wife Margie, 4 children, Kevin Hedgpeth and wife, Beth of Rogersville, Melissa Hedgpeth, Sherri Hedgpeth, and Amy Thornton and husband John, all from Springfield; stepson, Jason Lazowski and wife Shelly, of Adams, Tennessee; 4 grandchildren, Steven Hedgpeth, wife Amanda, Bryan Hedgpeth and wife Hayley, Katey Franklin and husband Levi, and Rachel Fields and husband Brody; 4 step grandchildren, Chelsea Baggett and husband Ethan, Austin Lazowski, Morgan Sprague and Aaron Sprague; and 13 great grandchildren. Ron is also survived by 2 sisters, Rosalee Delman and Shirley Maples; nephews, Matt Essick, Brett Armstrong and Brent Maples and wife Missy, Rex Maples and wife Jeanie and Brad Maples and wife Melanie; a niece, Beth Sczur; several great nieces and nephews; and many more close family members and a multitude of wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James; 2 sisters, Joyce Armstrong, Marilyn Hegpeth and stepdaughter, Camella Lazowski Sprague.
Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to pancreatic cancer research or Alzheimer’s Association,
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. noon on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Steve Clark officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. immediately before the funeral at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.