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4/30/2021 2:14:00 PM
Ronald Edward Chatman
May 13, 1955-April 29, 2021

Ronald Edward Chatman, 65, of Hickory passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.

He was born May 13, 1955 in Caldwell County to the late Jerry Chatman and to Virginia McGillen Chatman of Granite Falls. Ronald was a member of Beacon Church of Hickory where he served as deacon and was a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America. He was the owner and operator of Ronbuilt Homes.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Brian Chatman and Matthew Chatman.

Left to cherish his memory are

His wife of 36 years, Kim Coffey Chatman of the home

Sons: Justin Chatman of Icard, Jonathan Chatman of Hickory, and  Casey Chatman of Hickory

Daughters: Victoria Simmons and husband James of Hickory and Nicole Chatman of Hickory

Sisters: Mickey McDarrus of Granite Falls and Susan Chatman of Granite Falls

Grandchildren: Olivia Chatman, Cole Chatman, Alayna Simmons, Lee Simmons, Austin Simmons, and Caleigh Huffman

A celebration of life service to celebrate Ronald’s life will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton, NC 28658. Rev. David Daly will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116.

Condolences may be sent to the Chatman family

The Chatman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111.


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