RONALD TERRY WICKENSIMER

A memorial service for Ronald Terry Wickensimer, 87, of Sebring, FL will be held Friday, June 21, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, with his brother, Mell Wickensimer, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Ronald, who passed away on April 7, 2024, in Sebring, FL, was born on April 6, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, the son of Howard Rex and Mary Louise (Baughman) Wickensimer.

Ronald is survived by his devoted wife, Betty G Wickensimer; his cherished children, Vicki, Bradley, Lisa, Michael, and Robby. He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Marsha (Jeff) Nevils. Ronald is remembered by his supportive brothers, Mell of Ohio and Paul of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, stepson (Bradford Gibbs), and sister-in-law (Marty Wickensimer).

Ronald’s career was a testament to his hard work and dedication. He began in printing at NCR in Ohio and continued to excel at Webcraft Printing in New Jersey, founded American Inline Graphs Company in Indiana, and finished his career at R.R. Donnelley company in Chicago. Throughout his career, he held various positions such as foreman, general foreman, plant manager, and corporate leader in the commercial printing industry.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ronald was deeply involved in his community. He was a member of several organizations, including VFW Post 69 and Good Ole Boys (GOB). He was a longtime volunteer for the Sebring 12 Hour Race, a member of First Methodist of Coral Springs and attended Grace Bible Church in Sebring. His dedication to these groups reflected his strong sense of responsibility, discipline, motivation, integrity, innovation, and his deep faith.

Ronald’s hobbies and interests were intertwined with his commitment to his church and career. He found joy in being a church member, building relationships with his church family, and pursuing his career goals with a godly mindset.

A proud veteran, Ronald served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959. In recognition of his service, he was named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky in 1990.

He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, faith, and community involvement that will continue to inspire all who knew him. Ronald Terry Wickensimer’s life was a testament to the values of hard work, faith, and dedication. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and community.

 

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