Funeral service for Mr. Ronald Roy Mahal, Sr., age 83 of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 12 PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home, with Bro. Richard McWilliams officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery.
Ron was born on March 13, 1937 in Chicago, IL, to the late Raymond George and Dorothy Donoghy Mahal. He worked as an engineer for Amana until his retirement. After retirement, he served on the board for the Fayetteville- Lincoln County Regional Airport Authority, member of the Ethics Committee of Lincoln County Commission, and Past Board Chairman of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Board. Ron was a private pilot for over twenty years, as well as, a HAM radio operator. He enjoyed traveling in his airplane with his wife all over the country. On a warm sunny day you would see him riding in his convertible enjoying the beautiful Tennessee Hills. Ron was a member of the Wells Hill Church of Christ. He passed away on December 9, 2020 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN.
Survivors include his sons, Ronald Roy Mahal, Jr. of Muskegon, MI and Barry (Marybeth) Mahal of York, SC; grandchildren, Kristen Ann (Randy) Sturgis of Muskegon, MI, Kelly (Zachary) Van Osdol of Holland, MI, Staci (Matt) Humphries of Chamalieres, France, Alyssa (Jason) Speller of York, SC, and Samantha (Jeffrey) Miller of Kingsport, TN; great-grandchildren, Erika and Olivia Sturgis, Lucas, Jackson, and Emma Van Osdol, and Lillian Humphries; brothers, Keith (Judy) Mahal of Peidmont, MO and Dale (Bertie) Mahal of Cedarburg, WI. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his first wife, Harlene Scroggins Mahal of West Point, GA in 1989 and his second wife, Joyce Faye Mahal in 2018.
Visitation will be from 10 AM until 12 PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home.
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I was very sad to hear about Mr. Mahal. He was always so kind and his love and dedication to his wife was so admirable. Keeping your family in my prayers.
So very sorry of hearing of Ron’s passing. He was a fine man and a great friend. He will be remembered by many!
He was a kind person will miss seeing him..
Loved Mr. Ron. Loved working with him. A true gentleman!
Such a kind and sweet man! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mahal Family!
He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Contributed so very much to our City and County. His efforts will be missed by all who knew him and respected his concern and friendship.
Ron was such a kind hearted gentleman and gave of his time to different efforts in Lincoln County. He cared about others and gave back so much in his quiet way to his home town. He was a good friend and will be so missed by his church family at Wells Hill and many others in Lincoln County. He loved and cared for his wife Joyce so much. Blessings to his family.
He was a wonderful Grandfather who spoiled us and his great grandchildren whenever he could. I will always remember his laugh and warm hugs. His memories will be kept alive forever in our hearts. I miss you grandpa…I love you always!!
So sorry to hear of Ron’s death. I always considered him a “perfect” gentleman. I also valued his friendship. We had many laughs working at AMANA. May God fill the void in your hearts.