Brooking, Ronald,86, of Crestwood, KY, entered eternal rest, on February 4th, 2023.
Ron was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor and Friend. and was admired by all who knew him.
Ron was born on August 10th, 1936, in Pekin, IL and later moved to Texas and Ohio where he finished High School. He attended Wittenberg University and Received his BS in Chemistry from Bradley University. His entire career was spent in the food industry – with time at Pabst Brewing – Standard Brands – Griffith Labs –and Quaker Oats where everyone who worked with him would simply say he was one of the best. As a father and grandfather – Ron was always everyone’s favorite cheerleader and supporter. He never missed an opportunity to support activities like magic shows, horses, football, track, cross-country, band competitions, choir concerts and even recently his grandson’s electrical wiring competition. He and his wife Judy enjoyed doting on the family, arranging large family vacations, usually on a beach or Disney and the family Christmas celebrations, carefully planned for months leading up to it, opening presents lasting for hours, followed up with always amazing meals and desserts. Besides a fantastic career in the food industry – he was proud of lots of community service – through working in various roles within the school systems in Indiana and -being a volunteer EMT and generally lending a hand to anyone he could.
Preceding him in death was his beloved wife Judy of 52 years at the time of her passing. Left to cherish his memory; children, Lisa Hornbeck (Doug) of Rensselaer, IN, Mike (Lisa) of Colorado Springs, CO, Andy (Lisa) of Crestwood KY; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00PM Saturday, February 11th, at Stoess Funeral Home Crestwood, with burial to follow at Louisville Memorial Gardens East. Visitation will be Friday, February 10th, from 3PM-7PM and 12 to 1PM on Saturday February 11th.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to one of Ron’s favorite charitable organizations where he and Judy rescued many of their 4-legged friends; Animal Care Society, 12207 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40245
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