Ronald Lloyd Fosdick
Our father, Ronald Lloyd Fosdick, 75 years of age, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Friday, April 20, 2012. He was born on October 3, 1936 to Lloyd W. Fosdick and Goldie A (Goodwin) Fosdick in a small home on Dearborn St in Shelton WA. He graduated from Mary M. Knight High School in 1954. In 1955, he married our beloved mother, Wanda Lee Madison, in Montesano, WA. Their marriage was dissolved in 2002.
Dad began his career following his father's footsteps in the plumbing business. There he apprenticed in the plumbing trade which led into a future of contractor positions. His résuméincluded Simpson Timber, working shift hours for many years while raising his young family. He then worked for Rex Floor Covering for several years before deciding to venture out on his own and establishing his own floor covering business "Omni Floor Covering". His business blossomed quickly and he was well known for his quality workmanship and the customer waiting list for his services kept his small business prosperous. In 1981 he went to work for Lumbermen's, now named ProBuild, where he worked for many years in a variety of contractor sales positions until he formally retired in 2009. After retirement, Ron enjoyed frequenting the 40 et 8 and the Vet's Club, chancing his luck at the local casinos, reading western and fantasy novels and, most of all he loved hanging out with his best buddies from Pro-Build to shoot the breeze. He proudly referred to himself as "The Grinch" and although he could be growley at times, he did so in a loving way. Ron was a familiar face around Shelton and will truly be missed by all that knew him, including his beloved canine pal of 14 years Kizzi, who truly misses her master.
Ron is survived by his former wife, Wanda Lyles, his children Wendell (Barbara) Fosdick, Shelton; Ronali (Kirk) Ernsberger, Sherman, TX; Kelli (Owen) Johnson, Wapato, WA; his sister, Laverne Gilman, Shelton; grandchildren Karyn (Jason) Giles; Curtis Fosdick, Joel Baker; Brandon Hartley, Jocelyn Shaw, Kaelyn Eisenmann and Dakota Ernsberger as well as three great grandchildren Marshal Fosdick, Trinity Fosdick and Wyatt Eisenmann and several step-granchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his beloved parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hope Chapel, 421 W. "E" St., Shelton on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:00 am. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve his family.