Ronald Maxson Will, Jr. 65 of Forestville, VA died Monday, December 21, 2015 at his home.
He was nursed at home by his devoted wife, Martha Ella Will with the help of : family, friends and Hospice. Special thanks are extended to Sharon Weatherholtz and Andrew Richmond for their constant help and support. Ronald died of complications of Pancreatic cancer: he also suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and PTSD. Most and possibly all of these health problems were caused by his service in Vietnam where he was repeatedly exposed to agent orange.
He was born August 8, 1950 at Quantico, son of the late Ronald Maxson Will, Sr. and June Paige Lindamood Will.
Mr. Will served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He enlisted in the Army at 20 years old and served as a medic in the reconnaissance platoon for 2nd Battalion 506 th Infantry in the 101 st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. Ronald received a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Medic Badge and numerous other medals.
He was a tool and die maker with Kennametal and retired in 2012. After his retirement he enjoyed reading,(especially history) deer hunting, target shooting, gun smithing and metal detecting. Martha assisted Ronald with his bigest project, building a log home which has many custom feaures. He was a member of Flat Rock Church of the Brethren in Forestville.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ella Farley Will whom he married October 5. 2012. He is also survived by three daughters, Jennifer Silvious of Quicksburg, Amy Baker of Basye and Erica Ettleman of New Market; and a son, Jason Farley of Limon, Colorado; two sisters, Sandra Leary of Fulks Run and Teresa Westfall of Quicksburg; two brothers, Gregory Will of Harrisonburg and Stuart Will of Edinburg; and 10 grandchildren. Also surviving are two aunts: Olivia Will of Front Royal and Shirley Renney of Mt. Jackson. Special mention of Lucy Weaver who Ronald thought of as a Grandparent. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Silvious.
Services will be Monday, December 28 at 2 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Pastor Vickie Barb officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Clifton Community Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street #405, Winchester, Va 22601 or The Fisher House 50 Irving St NW, Washington, D.C. 20422.