Ronald Curtis Beidelman, 80, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on May 29, 2024, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. He was born on March 22, 1944, in Bethlehem, Pa., to the late Paul Beidelman and the late Florence Teel Beidelman.

Ronald graduated from the University of Colorado and served in the U.S. Navy. He married his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Lee Cairns Meeker Beidelman, on May 2, 1986. He retired from Enron Northern Natural Gas and enjoyed hiking, biking, archery, and fishing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Stephen Meeker (Jenny), Andrea Hendrickson (Mark), and Joshua Meeker (Karen); and nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Joseph, Noah, and Daniel Meeker, John Mark and AJ Hendrickson, and Caleb (fiancé, Maddie Kurth), Josiah, and Jakob Meeker.

He was preceded in death by one son, Brian Beidelman, and one sister, Ruth Ann Beidelman.

A celebration of life service is TBD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Avenue Baptist Church Mission Fund.

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Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.