Ronald Wilmot

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 8, 2010

Ronald K. Wilmot
FRANKLIN—Ronald Keith “Wrong Way” Wilmot, 63, died January 5, 2010, at Community Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Berea, KY, the only child of William Carter and Anna Riddle Wilmot.
After his parents death, he was raised by his grandparents and aunts. Ron attended Eastern Kentucky University and went into newspaper publishing.
He worked at The Tidewater News as an advertising manager and general manager from 1980 to 2006, and then as Group Publisher for Womack Publishing Company in South Hill.
Ron was past president of the Franklin Kiwanis Club and past president of the Franklin-Southampton County Chamber of Commerce.
Ron was an avid golfer and prankster with a great sense of humor. He was a very special person and was loved by many.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Joyce Hill Wilmot; his daughter, Leigh Wilmot Choate (Chris) of Greenville, N.C.; one step-son, Mark Babb; two grandchildren, Briana and Cayman Choate; two special aunts, Edna Harris and Juanita McGuire; honorary brothers and sisters, Kermit Bowling, Terry Harris, Jane Clouse, and Sue White; and many cousins.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fred’s Restaurant, 107 South Main Street in Franklin, Va.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the residence in South Hill.
Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is assisting the family.
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