He was born March 10, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Clarence Lynn and Geraldine Nadine (Caputo) McCarley.
On Aug. 29, 1975, Ron was united in marriage to Kathy (Read) McCarley in Fort Scott. She survives of the home.
Ron worked for the Webb City Fire Department until 1993 when he retired due to a job-related disability. After retiring from the fire department, he went on to work for R&C Transportation as a owner/operator.
He is survived by his daughters, Ronda Jameson and husband Charlie of Opolis, Kan., and Lori McCarley and husband Terry of Liberal; his son, Ron McCarley Jr. and wife Maggie of McCune, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Charlie III, Kayla and Dallas Jameson, Tiffani and Shane McCarley, Shelby Ray and Kennedy and Christian Phillips; one great-granddaughter, Kinsley Jameson; one brother, David McCarley; lifelong friends, Mike Walden and Jerry Prettyman; numerous nieces and nephews and his two puppies, Tucker and Webster.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dennis McCarley.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2012, at Bath-Naylor Funeral home in Pittsburg with Pastor Jon Hunter officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Monday. Condolences may be sent online at www.bathnaylor.com.
Memorials may be made out to Angels Among Us. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kan., 66762.