Ronald Rex Grundon, 77, of Sedalia, departed this life on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. He was born on February 3, 1936, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the third child of Roy and Mildred (Dixon) Grundon. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended both grade school and high school.
Ron was an electronics technician having received his training during his 22 years in the United States Air Force. He received his Associates Degree from the Community College of the Air Force in 1976 and retired in 1979 as a master sergeant. Most of his military career took him outside the United States. He served in Germany, England, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia. Ron was proud to have served with the 1st Battalion 3rd Brigade of the Missouri Militia.
After retiring from the Air Force, he lived in Aurora, Colorado, and was employed by Rockwell International Corporation at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant before moving to Warsaw, Missouri, in 1983.
Ron was a member of Lake Creek Methodist Church of rural Smithton, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator (NØMGV), and an avid football fan. As a hobby, he restored old Fords and loved old race cars. His restored Fords won many trophies at local car shows.
In 1970, he married Aloon Bunchin in Wrightstown, New Jersey, together they raised three children and were divorced in 1987. In 1991, he was married to Geneva Crocker, the love of his life, in Warsaw.
He is survived by: his wife, Geneva Grundon of the home, three step-children, one step-granddaughter, and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his natural parents, Roy and Mildred Grundon, his step-father, Vincent Migliano, an older sister, Joyce Ann Bryant, a younger sister, Patricia Dane Carter, and his beloved poodles, Punkin, Opie, and Peanut.
At Ron's request, there will be no memorial service. His body was donated to the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.
FOX FUNERAL HOME, INC - COLE CAMP
302 EAST BUTTERFIELD TRAIL
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Nov. 20, 2013