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Roland D. "Ron" HedgpethRoland D “Ron” Hedgpeth, age 86 years, 5 months and 29 days of Springfield, went on to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 29, 2021. He was born in Nixa on December 1, 1934, the son of James (Willie) Hedgpeth and Bessie (Willoughby) Hedgpeth of Nixa. Ron attended some college, worked at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas for a short time, then joined the Air Force. A few years later, Ron began selling cars and sold cars for over 50 years. He was well known and loved. He never met a stranger and was always available to help others. He was the kindest, gentlest, most honest man. Ron is survived by his wife Margie, 4 children, Kevin Hedgpeth and wife, Beth of Rogersville, Melissa Hedgpeth, Sherri Hedgpeth, and Amy Thornton and husband John, all from Springfield; stepson, Jason Lazowski and wife Shelly, of Adams, Tennessee; 4 grandchildren, Steven Hedgpeth, wife Amanda, Bryan Hedgpeth and wife Hayley, Katey Franklin and husband Levi, and Rachel Fields and husband Brody; 4 step grandchildren, Chelsea Baggett and husband Ethan, Austin Lazowski, Morgan Sprague and Aaron Sprague; and 13 great grandchildren. Ron is also survived by 2 sisters, Rosalee Delman and Shirley Maples; nephews, Matt Essick, Brett Armstrong and Brent Maples and wife Missy, Rex Maples and wife Jeanie and Brad Maples and wife Melanie; a niece, Beth Sczur; several great nieces and nephews; and many more close family members and a multitude of wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James; 2 sisters, Joyce Armstrong, Marilyn Hegpeth and stepdaughter, Camella Lazowski Sprague. Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers please send donations to pancreatic cancer research or Alzheimer’s Association, A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. noon on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Steve Clark officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. immediately before the funeral at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
A candle was lit in memory of Roland Hedgpeth
Robert Castleberry Jun 3 2021 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies and condolences.
SIMO Family Jun 3 2021 12:00 AM
Ron and I were friends for over 50 years. Could go on and on about this man. One light hearted memory was one time when my wife, Carol, and I were with he and Margie and he kept calling Margie "Sweet Pea." She turned to me and said, "He calls me that because he can't remember my name." No finer friend could anyone ask for.
Dennis Dame Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM