Ronald H. Withers, 53, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home.
Survivors include his wife Joey Withers; son Ronald Withers Jr. and wife Carrie of Louisa; daughter, Stephanie Hiner and husband Chad of Fredericksburg; sister Rickie Newton of Fredericksburg; brothers Robert Withers of Fredericksburg and Raymond Withers of Richmond; grandchildren, Landon, Abbygale and Cathrynn; and many other loving family members and dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents Raymond Withers and Rena Wilson Withers.
Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Ron graduated from James Monroe High School and Mary Washington University. He was employed by Safeway for 30 years and retired as an assistant store manager in 2001 due to health reasons. His wife, constant companion and caregiver, Joey was one of the great joys of his life. His favorite pastime was watching old classic movies. Having seen every John Wayne film ever made, he shared that passion and passed it on to his young grandson. Together they enjoyed watching spaghetti westerns and playing with their toy trains. Ron’s humor and incredible wit will be deeply missed. Despite battling a chronic illness, he never lost his sense of humor, love of life or genuine love for his family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg.
A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, Va. 22312 or to the National Kidney Foundation of Va., 1742 E. Parham Rd. Richmond, Va. 23228.