Ronald Charles Waite
March 5, 1940 – March 23, 2020
Ronald Charles Waite, 80, of Lawton passed away in the home he built on March 23, 2020, with his loving family at his side.
No service or visitation has been planned at this time. Cremation has taken place and a military burial will be scheduled at Fort Custer in Augusta, Mich., at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. For those who wish to leave a condolence for the family, you may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Ron was born March 5, 1940, in Lawton, to DeLloyd and Lydia (Kowalski) Waite. After graduating from Lawton High School, he attended Western Michigan University for two years to play baseball, then proudly served in the U.S. Army. Ron married Leony Casicas on May 22, 1987, in Paw Paw. He worked over 30 years for PreCon/Schokbeton as a crew leader, fabricating foundations for stadiums such as the Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo. He enjoyed attending high school sports, gardening and playing poker, golf, ping pong and pickleball. Ron’s real passion was raising thoroughbred horses with his brothers for racing. His favorite times were spent with his beloved wife, sons and siblings, enjoying life, playing poker games and golf.
Ron is survived by his wife, Leony; sons, Thomas Erickson, Andrew Waite and Christopher Waite; grandson, Callahan Waite; sister, Joyce (Roger) Baker; and brothers: Del (Valerie) Waite, Harry (Jody) Waite, Dennis Waite, Robert (Michelle) Waite, DeLloyd L. Waite Jr. and Richard Waite.
Ron was preceded by his parents; and brother, Randy Waite.
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