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Ronald Havner

February 27, 1935 — June 17, 2022

Aiken - Ronald “Grampy” Jackson Havner, formerly of Smithfield, PA and New York and now of Aiken, SC, died June 17, 2022. He is survived by wife Jean (Frankhouser Wood), daughter Janet Moore Swaney, sons Terry (Susan) and Danny (Marcia) Wood, brothers Bob and Charles “Buddy” Havner, and in-laws Janet and Howard Brounce and Anna Moore. Ron was preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn (Sellers Moore), son Charles ”Buddy” Moore and wife Bridget, sisters Lois Stimmell, Mary Belle Whoolery and Ellen Panarello, brothers Sam and Tommy Havner, granddaughters Anissa Moore Turnick, Elizabeth Wood and Eileen Wood and great-grandson John Turnick. Also surviving are grandchildren Barry Swaney, Janie Oglevee, Renee (Rob) Fike, Frank (Lori) Moore, Austin Moore and Colin Wood; great-grandchildren Ben Swaney, Travis (Brittany) Oglevee, Brandon Sutton, Kaitlyn, Zack (Karlie and daughters Evelyn and Josi), Ryan and Ian Fike, and Justin and Nicole Turnick and many nephews and nieces. Ron was a cheerful man who loved family time, was an avid reader and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, writing and reciting poetry to loved ones, singing and most of all being “Grampy.” He was a lay speaker, board member and long-time usher and bell ringer at the Smithfield United Methodist Church and was a current member of the Grace Church of Aiken. He was active in the Odd Fellows service organization and enjoyed traveling, visiting each continent. Ron was the son of John and Margaret Jackson Havner and graduated from Point Marion High School in 1952. He attended Waynesburg College intending to be a minister and served our country in Japan as an Army Security Agency high-speed radio specialist. He retired from the New York state Thruway management. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Grace Church of Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Rd., Aiken, SC 29803. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN SC To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald Havner, please visit our flower store.


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