Ronald G. Blackledge, 80, died peacefully at home on January 1, 2022. He was born August 12, 1941, in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of Rosco and Betty Blackledge.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son Bryan Howard Blackledge.
A loving and devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife Lillian Howard Blackledge, his son Kevin O. Blackledge and wife Jamie (Hudgens), grandson Kevin Jessie of Albuquerque, NM, daughter-in-law Wendy Blackledge, granddaughter Zoe Blackledge, grandson Hunter Blackledge of Melbourne, FL.
Ron graduated from Weisbaden High School (formerly H.H. Arnold High School) in Weisbaden, Germany. Following graduation, he continued his education at Texas A & M University where he received his BS in 1964, a Masters degree at the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. at the University of Texas in 1979.
In 1964, he married the love of his life Lillian Howard and together had 2 children Kevin and Bryan.
During his career in the Air Force, the family has lived in many locations including Ohio, California, New Mexico, and Florida. Following graduation Ron served with the USAF, where he was a Lieutenant Colonel and retired after 22 years of service. Following his Air Force career he worked with BDM International in Los Angeles.
Ron was an outdoorsman, a scout master to his sons; he enjoyed the outdoors to include camping, boating, and traveling.
Ron was an active member at the First United Methodist Church, including the choir and church board services.
The service will be held on January 14, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church at 110 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901.