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Ronald Charles Cleeves
  • March 16, 1939 - July 10, 2014
  • Charlotte, Michigan

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Ronald Charles Cleeves, 75, of Charlotte, died in the comfort of his home on Thursday, July 10, 2014, surrounded by family. Ron was born March 16, 1939, in Lansing, the son of Harry and Flora (McGee) Cleeves. Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and remained extremely patriotic throughout his entire life. He worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections as a Prison Officer for 15 years, retiring in 2004. In his retirement, he remained extremely busy, playing his guitar all over town for many exciting events and family gatherings. He was a lifetime member of the Charlotte Eagles Aerie 3552 and enjoyed riding motorcycles and the outdoors. Ron was very proud of his 27 years of sobriety at Eaton area recovery, and was thankful for his sponsors, Jack Eagan, Larry Bodell and Steve Spotts. Ron is survived by his wife, Helen Cleeves; children, Todd and Brian Cleeves, Leo Reynolds, Deb Dzik and Lynnett Braden; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marian Folaron. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Cleeves, his parents, Harry and Flora Cleeves, and his sisters, Elizabeth Cleeves and Thelma Roher. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. Visitation will also be on Monday from 11:00-1:00 pm, just prior to the service. Interment will take place in Gresham Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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