Ronald M. Birchfield

Aug. 13, 1953-May 25, 2024


Ronald M. Birchfield of Darlington passed away at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2024, at IU Arnett in Lafayette. He was 70.

Ron served in the U.S. Navy for six years and was proud of his service. He worked at Subaru in Lafayette for several years. He liked metal detecting, geocaching and woodworking, where he made pens.

Born Aug. 13, 1953, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Lonnie Birchfield and Carolyn Lee Maxwell Hunt. He was part of the last class to graduate from Darlington High School.

Surviving family includes: two sons, John Birchfield and Matt Birchfield; two daughters, Megan Salas and Amy (Paul) Hughes; step-son Jared Tolley; seven grandchildren, Makayla, Malaki, Malik, Julia, Cherish, Caroline and Klayton; two brothers, Jerry Birchfield and Jeff Hunt; and sister Susan Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Val Edward; and granddaughter Cheyenne.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.  Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Burial with military rites will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Darlington.

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