Ronald Martin Schott, 79, of Hiawassee, GA passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Ron was born August 14, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Martin Henry and Vera Louise Schott.
Ron proudly served in the U.S. Navy, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He spent most of his career with IBM then as a consultant with Achieve Global. A Civil War buff, he enjoyed re-enacting, and served as 2nd Sergeant in the 25th NC Infantry Regiment. He was a Macon County Senior Games competitor earning multiple gold medals at state level, and placed 4th in swimming at Nationals. A lifelong musician, Ron was a stellar saxophonist, and especially enjoyed playing his father’s refurbished alto sax.
It is impossible to describe the depth of his character. Ron was a true gentleman and example for all. He lived with the highest integrity and put others before self. His 9-year old grandson and family spokesman says their Pops was “funny, smart, honest and reliable.” There is no measure of the lives he impacted and the hearts he touched. He was his family’s anchor and guiding light, and to him we say, “Bravo Zulu.”
Ron is survived by his daughters Laura Beth Schott and Julie Anne Schott and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashley Schott, Jonathan Gabriel Raoul-Schott, Piper Elizabeth Raoul-Schott and his companion Mardi White. Ron is preceded in death by his late wife, Patricia Lois Schott.
He will lie in state at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 12:00-5:00 pm. A private family only graveside service will be held.
Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Schott family.
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