Rev. Ronald Herman Weber, Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, 73, passed away Sunday, in Hendersonville, NC, while traveling home to Murrells Inlet. Loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (nee Muller), six children, Darlene Werner (Ken); Ronald Weber, Jr., (Julie); Barry Weber; Nancy Paul (Tony); Rev. Douglas Weber (Amy); Laura Sparkman (Price); Daughter-in-law Holly Weber; four grandsons, Ken Werner, III, Alex Paul, “Sam” Weber and Kyle Weber; ten granddaughters, Breanna , Bethany, Hannah, Mikayla, Brynn, Olivia, and Hope Weber; Emily and Elaina Paul, and Lexi Sparkman. His surviving siblings are Joan Gregory (Gordon); Joyce Wirsing (Tom); Judy Weber; Brian Weber (Kathy); Jackie Clemons (Edward). He is predeceased by his parents and his twin granddaughters Erica and Avary Sparkman.
Son of the late Ralph and Margaret Weber, Ron was born on May 1st, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1956 and enjoyed serving on the USS Forrest Sherman, DD 931, the USS Harwood, DD 861 and the USS John King, DDG3, before attending Submarine School and Nuclear Power School. Following his instructor duty at the Naval Nuclear Power School in Bainbridge, MD, he served several years of sea duty on the USS Ben Franklin, SSBN 640, USS Casimir Pulaski, SSBN 633, USS Queenfish, SSN 651 and in 1971 he began working in the Navy Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center, New London, CT, until his retirement in November 1976. During his naval career, he was actively serving as Assistant to the Pastor at Lakes Pond Baptist Church, Waterford, CT and completed his pastoral studies at Beth Haven Baptist College, Louisville, KY, graduating in 1980 with a BS in Pastoral Theology. He began pastoring in 1979 at Grace Baptist Church, Radcliff, KY; Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, Rising Sun, MD; and retired to Myrtle Beach area from Southwest Bible Baptist Church, Tucson, AZ, in 2002.
Ron loved spending time with his family and traveling. He was honored to have performed and taken part in all of the wedding ceremonies of his children and most recently, two of his granddaughters. Friends may call at the Grand Strand Baptist Church, 350 Hospitality Lane in Myrtle Beach on Friday, February 22nd from 6 – 8 p.m. His life will be remembered and celebrated at Grand Strand Baptist Church, 350 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach on Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ron can be made to the Ron Weber Memorial Fund at Grand Strand Baptist Church. Interment will be at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Weber family.
Online condolences may be sent
606 S. Rosemary Ave.
2156 North Fraser St
Georgetown, SC 29440
210 East George St.
Hemingway, SC 29554