Ronald James Haley, 87, of Chouteau, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at his home. He was born on December 17, 1935 in Marble, Arkansas; the son of Fred and Cora (Templeton) Haley. Ronald faithfully served his country in the United States Army from 1958 until 1964. He married Ruby Pilant on March 23, 1970, in Miami, Oklahoma and celebrated 45 years of marriage until her passing in 2015. He was a manager for Sears Roebuck & Co. for over 30 years. Ron had a passion for golf and was a golf pro at Mohawk Park in Tulsa for several years. Ronald was an avid reader and gardener. He also liked to work puzzles as well as draw and paint. He had a special love for his birddogs. Ronald leaves behind many memories for his family to cherish.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2 p.m. in the Heritage Southern Baptist Church in Pryor, Oklahoma at 1201 South Elliott St. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Ronald is survived by his sister, Becky DeLano and husband Don of Claremont, California; the Pilant family who loved him dearly; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Haley and Cora Clark, wife, Ruby Haley, infant sister, Freda Haley, half-brothers, Wiley Clark and Dennis Clark.