Ronald F. Stebbins of Milton, Florida, passed away in his home on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the age of 76. Ron was born in Piqua, Ohio, on November 4, 1943, to Fay and Jane Stebbins. Ron was a proud Navy veteran and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
After World War II, his family moved from Piqua, Ohio to Corning, New York, where Ron grew up and graduated from Northside High School in 1961. Ron married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Edwards, on December 29, 1962.
After graduation, Ron enlisted in the United States Navy, serving 3 years on active duty. He then returned to Corning and operated several service stations in the area over the next 10 years. He re-enlisted in the Navy in 1975 and served until his retirement in 1996. After retiring from the Navy, Ron owned and operated a local cabinet making business in Pensacola, Florida until 2012.
Ron is survived by his wife, Sharon; his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Rudy Mendiola; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Carolyn Stebbins; his grandchildren Michael, Samantha, Jessica, and Dale; great-grandchild, Waylon; and his sisters, Carolyn Allowatt and Elizabeth Morris.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Avalon Baptist Church, 4316 Avalon Blvd., Milton, FL 32570. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Samaritan's Purse.