Ronald Fodge

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BENTON, Mo. — Ronald Fodge, 73, died March 2, 2019, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Jan. 7, 1946, in Canalou, son of the late John D. Westly Washington and

Taletha Ann Crank Fodge, he had grown up in Canalou and had lived in the Benton for many years. He had owned and operated Fodge Lawn Care. He was a Radio Controlled air plane builder, was a member of the Semo R.C. Flyers and a member of the Church of Christ in Sikeston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

On Sept. 8, 1968, he married Irma Jean Briley, who survives of the home in Benton.

Other survivors include: three sons, Spencer Fodge and Clarence Fodge of Sikeston and J. D. Fodge of Leopold; two daughters, Ronda Bradham and Angela Fodge of Benton; one brother, Spencer Fodge of St. Louis; two sisters, Joyce Clubbs of Cahokia, Ill., and Trudy Huston of Cape Girardeau; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Fodge.

Visitation was from noon until service time at 2 p.m. March 7 at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Burial followed in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery at Bloomfield.