Ronald R. Shoup, 66, of Rock Island, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at his home with his loved ones at his side after a brief battle with cancer. He was a fighter and fought his cancer until the very end. A memorial gathering to honor Ron's life will be held at noon Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Milan American Legion. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Ron was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Moline, the son of Donald and Charlotte Frank Shoup. He was raised in Rock Island and graduated from Rock Island High School. He married Carol Hargrave on Nov. 17, 2005, in Jerseyville, Ill. Ron retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 after 37 years. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. Ron enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; mother, Charlotte Shoup, Rock Island; children, Denise (Marvin) Douglas, Punta Gorda, Fla., Donald (Janet) Shoup, Bradenton, Fla.; step-children, Robert (Amanda) McCleary, Sherrard, and Michael (Jillian) McCleary, Eldridge; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Ron was preceded in death by his father. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com .
Ron's family would like to thank the staff and nurses on 4th Floor-South at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island for all the care they showed Ron.