Ronald Blaine Featherston, 73, of Jacksonville passed away in Little Rock on October 10, 2015 in the comfort and love of his family. He was born on December 10, 1941 to the late James William Featherston of Rose Bud, Missouri and Virgina Ray Frazier-Featherston of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Ronald was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Jean Featherston of Jacksonville.
He is survived by the mothers of his children, Phyllis Jean Bridges and Janet Featherston; his children, Lorrie Featherston Riviere of Sikeston, Missouri, Angela Mitchell and husband, Joe of Jacksonville, Ronald Blaine Featherston II of Cabot, Jennifer Featherston of Fort Smith, and Dusty Featherston of Snyder, Texas; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Helene (Cookie) Featherston and Jon Featherston and wife,Donna; his aunt, Lois Featherston of Einhaningston, Missouri and many cousins.
In 1960, Ronald graduated from Popular Bluff High School in Missouri and served in the United States Navy. Ronald continued his education at the School of Minds in Rolla Missouri, graduating in 1962. He furthered his education by attending the St. Louis School of Nursing, graduating with a nursing degree as well as attending the School of Anesthesiology in Wichita Kansas, graduating with a master’s degree serving as a medical professional for over 40 years.
Ronald had given his life to the Lord and is now walking with Jesus where he will feel no more pain. He was a member of the Mensa Society and the American Legion. He had a love for fishing, camping, travel, firearms and amusement parks. He was a master wood worker and had a passion for music but most of all he loved his family.
A private service for family will be held on his aunt and cousins farm in Doniphan Missouri on November 1, 2015.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service at 2620 West Main Street in Jacksonville www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com