Ronald Kent Edmiston, born July 6, 1941, in Rising Star, Texas, passed peacefully in his home on August 6, 2021.

He married Gloria Jean Sutton on July 26, 1959, in Odessa, Texas where they lived until August of 1968.  They moved to Midland, Texas when he began his career as a firefighter for the City of Midland.  He retired in 1995, and moved to Coleman, Texas where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, woodworking, and building things.

Ronald is preceded in death by his father, Willie Malcolm Edmiston; his mother, Mary Lee Pryor; his brothers, Elton Dwayne “Buddy” Edmiston and Dennis Keith Edmiston; and his favorite horse, Avro.

He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Gloria Edmiston; his brother Gayland Edmiston and wife Teri; his daughters, Vicki Edmiston, Laurie Richards and husband Chris Peppers, and Ronda Edmiston and husband Calvin Davenport; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt appreciation to the Texas Oncology in Abilene.  Dr. Monalla and staff along with Hospice of the Big Country for their excellent care and compassion.

Memorials are suggested in memory of Ronald to the Scottish Rite for Children at www.scottishriteforchildren.org.

A memorial service will be announced at a later time.  Remembrances and condolences can be expressed to the family at www.stevensfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.