LOUISVILLE — Ronald Lewis Risen, 63, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the home of his sister Beverly Hampton in Louisville.
Ron was born in Glasgow, and was preceded in death by his father and mother Bill and Marcie Risen. Now cherishing his memory are his sisters, Beverly Hampton and Jane Wright (Jason), of Glasgow; his nephew, Chris Hampton; his beloved nieces, Morgan, Sarah, and Emory; first cousins, Rita B. Charles, Perry Brantley, Terry and Jerry Hatchett, and MaryAnn Borders Blair; his former wife Mary; other cousin and dear friends.
Ron was a Vietnam veteran who suffered all of his adult life with PTSD and chronic physical illness. Despite terrible odds, Ron also had many years of happiness and achievements. In the early 1980s, Ron served the Portland community in Louisville, as a lay minister and director of the Portland Christian Mission. Many young people in Louisville's Portland neighborhood will recall the wonderful experiences Ron and his wife Mary provided them at summer camp programs at the Methodist Church Camp Kavanaugh in Crestwood. After moving to Montgomery, Ala. In 1989, Ron became active in the spiritual life of the city of Montgomery, graduated with honors from Auburn University and taught school in Montgomery. Ron loved his family, his fellow human beings, chocolate, and above all Jesus Christ. In the end, Love conquered all!
Celebration of Life in memory of Ron Risen will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Glasgow Wesleyan Church, 1008 Edmonton Road in Glasgow.
Following a brief service in the sanctuary, a small reception will be held for all family and old friends who can attend. Come share you memories with us.