Ronald Jay Cates
1953 - 2021
Murphy-Parks Funeral Services
703 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, IN

Ronald Jay Cates, 68, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 12, 1953, in Connersville, to Eugene Elsrod and Fern (Saylor) Crissillies.

Ron graduated from Connersville High School in 1972.

He was a carpenter and enjoyed watching sports and was also an avid reader.

Ron is survived by his sister, Adora Anderson, brother, Donald Elsrod, sister, Daphne Norris (Leroy), nieces and nephews, Jorma Jackman, Katie Harris, Miriah Sutton, Derek Elsrod, Jessie Elsrod, Melaney McClintock (Joe), Adam Holstein (Rachel), and Jake Holstein, great-nieces and nephews, Jaylynn Haynes, Alena Jackman, Tharen Sutton, and Jude Elsrod

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Jeff Elsrod.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Ron's family.

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Published by The Shelbyville News on Oct. 26, 2021.
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