Ronald “RW” Sailors, 79, of Falls City, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at Falls City. He was born June 6, 1935 at Barada to the late Marvin and Merle (Stokes) Sailors.
RW was raised in Shubert and graduated from Shubert High School in 1953. Following graduation he moved to Harlem, GA, and worked for Western Electric. On Aug. 13, 1955 he married Sandra J. Stednitz at Falls City. She passed away on Feb. 1, 2015. When married, the couple established their home in Harlem and moved back to Falls City in 1956, where he worked for Nelson Merz and then became employed by International Harvester until 1972, when he started Tri-State Motor & Equipment. He has operated that business until his death.
RW was a 53-year member of Falls City Elks Lodge #963.
He’s survived by his daughters, Rhonda Kirkendall and Kim Bechtold, both of Falls City; sons, Randy (Beth) Sailors, of Falls City, and Kevin (Sherry) Sailors, of Dallas, OR; brother, Gary (Ann) Sailors, of Agoura Hills, CA; sister, Marjorie Sailors, of Falls City; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
RW was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
A private graveside service will be held at Harris Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.