Ronald Barber

Obituary of Ronald Stuart Barber

Ronald Stuart Barber, 70, of Ladson, passed away on April 20, 2023 after an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s. 

Ronald was born on November 11, 1952 to Stuart and Nina Barber in Texas. He eventually moved to Hanahan, SC. After graduating from Hanahan High School, he went on to study education at The Citadel. 

After graduation, he landed his first teaching job as a Stall Highschool and went on to teach and retire from Fort Dorchester Highschool in North Charleston, SC.  


Ronald was also a passionate coach, friend, and father. He could often be found delivering vegetables or other things he had acquired to friends and family when he wasn’t at home. Everyone was Ron’s friend and no one was a stranger. 


He was predeceased by his parents, Stuart Lindsay Barber and Nina Alice Robinson. He is survived by his sister Victoria Besse, brother in law Lee Besse, nephew Jason Besse (daughters Cameron and Emma Rose Besse), Lindsay Arrow (husband Colby, sons Carson and Caden Arrow.) He is also survived by his only child, Lauren Barber, (husband Alec Ritchie and their children, Ella, Violet, Quinn, Lola, and Adeline Ritchie).  


The family requests that all flowers and notes be sent to Simplicity Cremation and Burial of Summerville. There will be a Celebration of Life on April 27, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 pm at 281 Treeland Drive Ladson, SC 29456. 



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