Ronald Allan Sweet, 76, of Faith, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born on October 25, 1940 in Roanoke, VA to the late Jim Sweet and Ruth Etter Sweet. Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for over 8 years.
Ronald graduated from the Roanoke City School system and was a member of Phaniels Baptist Church. Ronald was the owner and operator of RAM Concrete and was known for his excellent work. He also enjoyed playing golf and fishing with his friends and family. Ronald was very active in his Sunday School Class at Phaniels Baptist Church, you could count on him always being there to help any project they had.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Sweet.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathryn Pernia Sweet of Faith; two sons, Ron (Sherrie) Sweet of Squim, WA, and Tom Sweet of Charlotte; a daughter, Natalie (David) Kaschmitter of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; three step-sons, Michael Dennis (Janet S.) Barbee of Kannapolis, Myron P. (Karen) Barbee of Salisbury, and Jeff Barbee of Rockwell; two brothers, Junior Sweet of Boones Mill VA, and Melvin (Shelia) Sweet of Bedford VA; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Phaniels Baptist Church (2685 Phaniels Church Rd., Rockwell, NC 28138) conducted by Dr. Michael Taylor. Entombment will take place at Brookhill Memorial Gardens following the service.
Flowers are encouraged, however if you wish to make a donation, please make it to Phaniels Baptist Church.
Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Sweet family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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