Born: September 06, 1938
Died: June 11, 2013
Ronald Victor South, 74, Oaktown, formerly of Enfield, IL, passed away Tuesday June 11, 2013 at his residence. Ron was born September 6, 1938, in Enfield, IL, the son of Roscoe and Gail (Jamerson) South. He married Jessie Marie Sturms in August 1957. They had two daughters Sandra Marie and Denise Lorraine. He later married Mary Lou Springston in 1980. They had one daughter, Amy Sue Ellen.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou (Springston) South, his parents, two daughters, Amy Sue Ellen South and Sandra Marie (South) Sneed; one brother, Jewel D. “Shorty” South; two sisters Darlene South and Lucy Mae (South) Poole.
He is survived by one daughter, Denise South McMahon and her husband Don; two granddaughters, Audrey Lilje and her husband Todd, Chelsey Boker; one grandson, Joseph Sneed; one great-granddaughter Aylah Mae Boker; nephew Earl Wayne South and his wife Martha; and several cousins. He is also survived by his longtime friends and caregivers, Joey Brown, Garry Newberry, and Greg and Sheila Risley.
Ronald served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955 to 1957, and was a member of the Marine Corp Reserves as well as a very active member of the Marine Corp League. He participated in Toys for Tots. He was also an active member of his community. Ron has touched many lives and was always there to help others in need. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and being with former classmates. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed taking on challenging jobs that others would not. Ron will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The family will receive friends on Saturday June 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Oaktown Chapel with funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM also at the funeral home with Rev. Todd Barnhizer officiating. There will be a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Toys for Tots, Good Samaritan Hospice, or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.