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Obituary: Ronald D. ‘Ron’ Macy, Greenwood

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Ronald D. “Ron” Macy, 56, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Ron was born March 6, 1957, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to Rex H. and Frances (Selby) Macy.

He was a 1975 graduate of Southport High School. He attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Butler University. Ron was a career firefighter who served the city of Franklin for 28 years and retired as a captain. In 1985, Ron was injured when a rooftop collapsed while fighting the Old Main fire on the campus of Franklin College. Ron was one of two firefighters who earned the Advanced EMT certification. As a result of his leadership, the Franklin Fire Department became an Advanced Life Support Service. He was also the first to resuscitate a full cardiac arrest victim using the city’s first defibrillator.

Ron’s antics and sense of humor brought many great times to the men of the fire department, and a lifetime of stories and memories.

Survivors include his mother, Frances F. Macy; two daughters, Mellisa (Buddy) Terry and Hannah Macy; two granddaughters, Makaley and Makenzy Terry; a brother, Rex H. Macy Jr.; and two half brothers, Renner and Rex Lee Corbin.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

Information: www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com.

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