HENDERSONVILLE ó Donald Miles Ransom, 81, of Hendersonville, NC died Friday July 27, 2012 at The Elizabeth House Hospice in Flat Rock, NC.
Mr. Ransom was born November 24, 1930 in Apulia Station NY to Byron E. and Eva M. Ransom of Tully NY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Roberta, son Daniel, brothers, Peter and Lawrence, and his sister Virginia Haynes.
In his life, Mr. Ransom was raised on a dairy farm in Tully NY, was an avid Syracuse University Orangemen basketball fan, and a former member of the US Army Air Corps. He loved vintage war planes, growing roses and volunteering at Pardee Memorial Hospital. He retired as a Technical Specialist from Xerox Corp in NY. He is survived by his son Matthew and daughter Kimberly. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday August 5, 2012 at Balfour United Methodist Church in Hendersonville NC. A dinner will follow. All attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and memories of time spent with Donald to share with others.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospitalís Pastoral Care unit at 800 N. Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.