Ronald Thomas Oliphant, 73, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019, with the love of his life by his side.

Ron was born in Hackensack, N.J., on October 27, 1946, to Robert and Marion Bayne Oliphant.

He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was a Cub Scout leader, and a member of Statesville Rotary.

On March 24, 1973, he married Carol Lee Folke. They spent their days traveling, camping, and running a business together. Ron and Carol’s love and dedication was like no other.

Ron enjoyed fly fishing and cheering on the Statesville Greyhounds (#40), Appalachian State Mountaineers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His pride and joy was his family.

Ron is survived by his wife Carol, son Ryan and daughter-in-law Lauren, grandchildren Addie and Bo, all of Statesville, N.C.; brother Bob and Kathy Jo of Hawthorne, N.J.; sister-in-law Gail and brother-in-law Anthony, nieces Alison and Amanda, all of Tom’s River, N.J.

A service will be held in Ron’s memory at First Presbyterian Church in Statesville on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 2 p.m. The family will speak with friends following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church and Fifth Street Ministries in Statesville.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Troutman Funeral Home is proudly serving the Oliphant family.

14 thoughts on “Ronald Thomas Oliphant

  1. Carol, Ryan, Lauren and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. Love, Walle

  2. So sorry to see this Carol and Ryan! Ron was such a kind man! Thinking of your family.
    Pat and Scott Sarvis

  3. Carol and Ryan, so very sorry for your loss! Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Lynn Algier

  4. Maureen Moore says:

    So sorry Carol. Ron was a very special and amazing guy—I feel so blessed that I knew him. He will be missed by so many. I”m here for you my friend, anytime. Love you…XXOO

  5. Sheri Bistreich says:

    Carol, Alan and I send our deepest condolences to you and Ryan. May the good memories and love provide comfort to you. Sending love and hugs, Sheri

  6. Rob was such a wonderful guy. Carol, I just feel so sorry for the loss you and Ryan and the rest of the family are feeling right now. I know he’s watching over you. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers, dear. Sending you hugs. Barb Mason Van

  7. I was blessed to know Ron as a friend. Carol and Ryan, may you be comforted with God’s love during your time of grief.

  8. Margie McCalla says:

    Carol and Family, I’m so sorry to read of the passing of Ron. May you find peace and comfort in cherished memories and knowing Ron is at peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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