Obituary: Roy Dean Ring


September 11, 1958 – December 6, 2020

Roy Dean Ring, 62, of Cave City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.

He was born Sept. 11, 1958, in Batesville to Woodrow and Willie Kathryn (Brashers) Ring.

Roy always saw the best in every one and put others first. He was an all-around great guy. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed running 5Ks, coaching his kid’s sports, loved his grandchildren, and enjoyed family gatherings. He enjoyed taking care of other people’s yards and making people laugh. Roy was a very hard worker who worked at GDX Automotive for 30 years and at White River Medical Center in Environmental Services for 10 years. He also worked with his twin brother, Troy. Roy was also part-time employed with ERA Services.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Ring of the home, whom he married July 6, 1996; three sons, Larry Ring (Juanita) of Batesville, Kevin Ring of Cave City, Tanner Ring (Kaden) of Cave City; one daughter, Shannon Hooker (Tim) of Cave City; six brothers, Wilson Ring (Pam) of Guion, Junior Ring (Joyce) of Mountain Home, James Ring (Yvonnia) of Sidney, Thomas Ring of Cushman, Gail Ring (Gwen) of Batesville, Troy Ring (Carla) of Pleasant Plains; six sisters, Bonnie Hawkins of Batesville, Lena Cohrs of Southside, Zelma Ring of Oklahoma, Georgia Flietner of Batesville, Anita Nast of Ohio, Patricia Platt (Mike) of Batesville; nine grandchildren, Austin Black, Adrian Black, Addison Black, Jeremy Ring, Maysun Ring, Adalyn Ring, Ryker Ring, Cody Hooker, and Tara Hooker, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Martha Arlene Mahan Ring, and one sister, Thelma Reves.

Pallbearers are Larry Ring, Kevin Ring, Tanner Ring, Tim Hooker, Rick Milligan, Justin Meskimen, Brandon Langle, and Sherwin Meharg.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 10, 2020, at Campground Cemetery in Bethesda.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering and social distancing will be observed.

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