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Ronald G. Bales

February 7, 1939 — May 1, 2024

Ronald G. Bales

Ronald Gene Bales, 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Augusta Health in Fishersville. 
He was born on February 7, 1939, in Gary, WV, to the late Samuel McDowell and Juanita Thomas Bales.  


Throughout his life, Ronald wore many hats - from his days as a farmer to his time spent as a truck driver, before ultimately settling into his role as a Maintenance Mechanic at Northeast Foods. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Carol Joyce Hart Bales, and his grandchildren, David, Trinity, Skylar, and Katelyn Bales. 
He is survived by his sons, Mark Bales and his wife, Kathy and Jonathan Bales, and his wife, Beth; his sisters, Peggy Bales Coffey and Carol Bales McAllister; his grandchildren, Naomi and Nevaeh Bales; 
his step-grandchildren, Austin, Noah, Ryan, Rori, and Ashlyn Propst and Sierra, Mackenzie, and Autumn Alley; and his beloved pet cat, Mess.


His legacy of hard work, love for family, and dedication to helping others, will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton.


A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memorial Gardens in Staunton.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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