Ronald H. Withers

Born on 01/30/1959

Departed on 01/16/2013

Resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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.

21 thoughts on Ronald H. Withers

  1. Raymond Withers III on said:

    Love you and will miss you brother

  2. Robert Leotaud on said:

    I will dearly miss “Big Stinks” a great neighbor, a great husband to his wife, My best friend, We had many guy talks about our up’s and down’s in life, our failures, successes, our bad decisions our good decisions, how our children(s) represent us as father’s. their successes, how proud it makes you as a parent. I really enjoyed the two middle age guy’s going to the farmer’s market in a pick up, just talking about life. Hope you have 2 burtnt corn dogs with mustard and a diet cherry Limeade at the pearly gates. Your time on this earth has enlightened my life made me a better man and father, I will miss you and the respect you have given and shown to me and all who knew you. This world has lost a great human being, and the heavenly after life has gained a great father, husband, and my true friend.

    Mr Robert

  3. Jennifer Bustamante on said:

    I love you Uncle Ronny and will miss you dearly.

  4. Debbie Amonick on said:

    Ronnie I still remember the first time I meet you. Wanda and Ray had just started dating and I was lucky enough to come to your home there in Fredericksburg. I got to meet you , your dad and brother Robert. I know you have gone to a much better place and will not have to suffer anymore. I pray your wife will find comfort in knowing this. You will be missed.

  5. Liz Withers on said:

    Rest in Peace, Uncle Ronnie. You are with God now and will watch over us from now until the end of time. You will be greatly missed. You are very loved and will be remembered. Love you!

    Liz and Renee

  6. Kris on said:

    As you sit from a up above I know you will always
    be looking down on your wife and guiding her through
    life just as you did when you were in the physical
    world . I am glad that you are now at peace and
    living an eternal life free of sickness and constant
    pain.

  7. may Jane tillman on said:

    Ronnie was a student of mine in high school…He was a pleasure to know…anybody who knew him will miss him sadly…may jane tillman

  8. Tuffy Hicks on said:

    My prayers and condolences to the family.

  9. Ciera Colson on said:

    Ron, I enjoyed taking care of you over the last year and a half. I enjoyed football Sundays with you and seeing the latest pictures of your beloved dogs! My prayers and condolences are with Joey, she loves you dearly. Rest in peace.You will not be forgotten in the dialysis community.

  10. Margret Ellington Dorr on said:

    You will be missed by many! I first met you at JM. My thoughts and prayers for your family and friends. Rest in peace in your heavenly home. God bless you and your family.

  11. Roy E. McAfee on said:

    Rest in peace Ronnie.

  12. David Hancock on said:

    RIP Ronnie

  13. Cindy O'Neal on said:

    RIP My Friend.

  14. Lois Moreland on said:

    I will sincerely miss you Ron. I am grateful for the times, friendship and occssions that you and Puddin’ shared with each other. I admire the enduring love, caring, and unselfishness that your wife Joey has committed to “in sickness and in health”.

  15. Philip Lloyd on said:

    Ronnie was a very good friend of mine from Maury Elementary School through James Monroe. Our group shared many good times, which I will never forget. Typical of Ronnie, he was always instigating something that was sure to land someone in trouble with somebody! For instance, when I had my drivers license a short while, a number of us buddies were in my father’s Barracuda for the first time, and before the night was over, I had been pulled over twice by the ‘burgs finest, but the night was not over until I was the recipient of my very first speeding ticket on Lee Drive by the Park Police. He was generous enough to contribute about half the money to pay the ticket, so my father would not find out about the ticket (which he never did). My only regret was that he never really kept in touch with his old classmates since we all graduated. Now you are in all our hearts and minds again, old Friend.

  16. Catherine and Mark Lawrence on said:

    We met our friend Ron after Katrina, when he and Joey took us in and helped us through the really tough times. It was a pleasure getting to know Ron, who always had a smile, a joke, a good movie to watch and lots of love for his wife, Joey. No matter how bad it got, Ron always had lots of good thoughts abound and they rubbed off on everyone and it was amazing to see. He was a loving husband and father. He will now be watching over Joey and giving her strength to move forward. Ron was the best and will be dearly missed by both of us. We love you Ron and you are truly in the Kingdom of happiness, without pain! God bless you and Joey and the family. Love, Catherine and Mark.

  17. Linwood Donald on said:

    I had the great pleasure of working back in 87,88and 89.Ron was very talented and was wonderful to work with. He was also exceptionally bright

  18. Janice Terrell Ford on said:

    My heart goes out to you. May you find strength from knowing that so many have great memories of Ronnie. Janice Terrell Ford, Class of 1977, James Monroe High School

  19. Kathy & Tom on said:

    We say a tear-filled farewell to our dear brother-in-law Ron. His quiet, humorous and gentlemanly presence has gladdened countless family reunions; at the next one, there will be an empty chair and an empty space in our hearts as we will remember him and wish he would still be there with us.

    This farewell, however, is not forever. We know that you are in a better place, Ron. When we too cross that river, we will look for you on the other side, together with all the loved ones who have preceded us. In the meantime, rest in peace, as you have deserved it after all these years of illness. And don’t worry about Joey; her family–our family–will never let her feel alone.

    May God bless you and make your journey sweet and wonderful.

  20. Donna Beagle Ginter on said:

    Rickie Ann, Raymond, and Robbie, Sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. May he rest in peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  21. Mary Cleghon on said:

    sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing,knew him when he was very young and working for Safeway.

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