Ronald Keith Wycoff, 59, died May 22nd, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee after an extended battle with cancer. His visitation will be held at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm. Funeral service will begin at 1 pm, with his burial at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden directly following.
Ron was born on November 5th, 1961 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Phyllis and James Wycoff. He moved to Tennessee with his family as a teenager, graduated from Cheatham County Central High School in 1980, and married Maureen Pendarvis on June 25th, 1983. Ron and Maureen were blessed with a daughter, Amanda, and a son, Alex. Ron was proud of the adults his children became. Long hours at work kept him from attending every school event, but it was all for the goal of making sure they both had opportunities for college and more. Even though work made heavy demands on him, he always seemed to find a way to be generous with his time to help family and friends. In 2011, he became a proud Paw-Paw when his twin granddaughters, Kaylee and Audrey, were born.
Ron was known for being direct, quick to laugh, generous and kind, and ready to be on any boat in the water, as long as he could smoke a cigarette while he was skiing. After working a variety of jobs, he trained as a journeyman at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, following in his father's footsteps. Ron worked in the HVAC shop for over twenty years and eventually was promoted to the Controls shop. He would be incredibly proud to see the department as it is now. During his time at Vanderbilt, he negotiated yearly contracts for the employees as chief steward for the local union for almost two decades. He was an advocate advising anyone who asked to join their local association and be involved in the process of finding what is best for employees while remaining viable to the business as a whole. He had a knack for finding the middle ground to achieve a consensus.
Ron is survived by his mother Phyllis, wife Maureen, son Alex, daughter Amanda, son-in-law Dale, granddaughters Kaylee and Audrey, sister Patti and family, as well as many other friends and family.