Ronald Russell Medders, Sr., 88, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Monday,
January 23, 2023 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville.
He was born in Anniston, Alabama on July 14, 1934 to the late William Russell Medders
and Jewel Snow Medders.
Ron was a 1961 graduate of North Carolina State University. He remained an avid fan
of the Wolfpack his whole life. He was co-founder of McDowell Mission Ministries and
conducted bible studies in the local prison for many years. Ron retired from Coats
America as a technical superintendent after 14 years. He was an avid golfer and faithful
Christian. Ron was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder
and Sunday School teacher.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Bolaños Medders; two children; Rusty
Medders and wife, Beth and Ronda Parker and husband, Dean of Michigan; and seven
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church in Marion with Rev. Rob Warren officiating. The family will receive
friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to McDowell Mission Ministries or
CarePartners Hospice Solace Center.
Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Medders family. For further information
and/or to sign the guestbook, please visit www.beamfuneralservice.com, or call (828)