Ronald Eugene Frith Jr., of New Castle, Va., passed away Sunday, March 29, 2009, at the age of 33. He leaves behind his wife, Lara Woolwine Frith; and son, Ronald Eugene Frith III; his mother, Delores Gray Frith; father, Ronald Eugene Frith Sr.; sister, Kimberly Grace Miller; nephew, Justin Lynn Wood; and numerous other friends and family. Ron spent most of his childhood in Washington state, graduating from Brush Prairie High School in 1993 and proudly serving in the United States Navy where he was awarded many medals, including the Navy Achievement Medal. After entering civilian life, he worked as a contractor in San Diego, Calif., a parachute rigger at Butler Parachute Systems Group, Inc. in Roanoke, Va. and a Parachute Systems Program Manager for 2D Reconnaissance Battalion, United States Marine Corps, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Ron was a life-long hunter and outdoorsman and avid supporter of the United States Military and National Rifle Association. Funeral services with Military Honors will be held Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 4 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel, with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating. Private burial to follow. The family will receive visitors at Oakey's North Chapel on Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider joining or making a donation to the NRA. This can be done online at NRA.org or by mail at NRA Processing Center, P.O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, Fla. 32142-0648. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.
This obituary was originally published in the Roanoke Times.