June 22, 1930 - January 28, 2020
Roland "Ron" Henry Korp, 89, of Charlotte, a proud patriot and loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Ron was born June 22, 1930 in Niles, MI, the son of Roland Glen and Dorothy Bell (Burgoyne) Korp. He graduated from high school in Bellevue, MI in 1949 before enlisting in the U.S. Army and proudly serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return from the war, he went to work in 1953 for the Grand Truck Railroad, retiring in 1992 as leading car inspector. Ron also served in the Michigan National Guard for many years, earning his retirement as a Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Charlotte VFW and the Eaton Area Senior Center. Ron had a passion for his cars, always keeping them in pristine condition, even waxing the engine. He loved Christmas time, and lived life with a perpetual smile. Ron never had an enemy, and will be missed and remembered by many. Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Korp; his children, Susan Gleason, Tim (Mary) Korp, Rhonda (Tom) Crawford, and Tracy (John) Golematis; grandchildren, Angela, Matthew, Andrew, Tayler, Abby, Hannah, Savannah, and Andra; great-grandchildren, Erika, Mia, Carina, Meghyn, Sophie, Reece, Laigha, Violet, and another on the way; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Betty (Herbert) Ellis, Kenneth (Vicky) Winslow, Robert (Doris) Korp, and Claribell (Cecil) Stice. Friends are encouraged to support Ron's family. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Don Francis officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army of the American Diabetes Association. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Ron on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Roland "Ron" Henry Korp, 89, of Charlotte, a proud patriot and loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Ron was born June 22, 1930 in Niles, MI, the son of Roland Glen and Dorothy Bell (Burgoyne)... View Obituary & Service Information
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