OBITUARY

Ronald Jay Honer

April 17, 1957January 5, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Ron Honer, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home in Coppell, Texas. He was the husband of Marcia Honer, they shared what would have been 40 years of marriage this August. Ron was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jack and Norma (Hedrick) Honer, the second of three children. Ron and his siblings grew up in Atchison, KS. It was there, on the banks of the Missouri river, that his lifelong passion for sports began. Ron attended Atchison High School, where he excelled at football, basketball, and track. He graduated high school in 1975 and went on to attend Kansas University. In college, Ron developed an affinity for tennis, enjoyed flag football, and even claimed to be a ping pong champion (his family remains skeptical). This is also where his devotion to KU sports was instilled. He was an enthusiastic and dedicated supporter of KU basketball, and an always-hopeful follower of KU football.

Ron and Marcia (Waugh) met in 1979 while boating on the Missouri River with mutual friends. They married in August of 1981 and moved to Dallas, Texas shortly thereafter. Their son, Brad, was born in 1985. Opportunity knocked, and the family moved to Lindenhurst, Illinois in 1988, where they also welcomed their second son, Matt. Ron and family relocated to Texas again in 1993, where they built a home in Coppell, Texas.

The son of a construction supervisor, Ron made his career in Business Information Systems. He started as a representative with Exxon Office Systems driving all over the DFW metroplex installing and supporting fax machines and networks, ultimately leading to a career in network engineering at Allstate Insurance Company, where he worked for nearly 30 years.

In the hours away from work, Ron continued to enjoy sports. Whether it was playing softball, tennis and golf, or coaching his sons’ soccer, football and basketball teams. One of his greatest joys was watching his sons play sports. He relished the opportunity to coach and teach them, whether in an official capacity on the field or gently and deftly providing informal coaching on the many drives home after practices and games.

In retirement, he and Marcia road tripped around Texas, taking in the sights, but always in search of great barbecue. His ideal trip would include stops for brisket, ribs, and, of course, his grandchildren. Ron is survived by his wife, Marcia, their sons, Brad (Aubrey) and Matt (Alex); his granddaughter, Elliott and grandson, Calvin, as well as a grandson due in May. Other survivors include his brother, Steve (Sherry), sister, Gail Rice (Gordon) and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his father in-law, Bob Waugh and brothers and sisters in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15 at St. Ann Catholic Parish located at 180 Samuel Blvd. in Coppell. Covid-19 precautions, including mandatory masks and spacing requirements, will be in place. The memorial service will be available via live stream as well and can be accessed at the following link: https://livestream.com/accounts/264631/events/9218861

Memorial donation suggestions include: The Rise School of Houston https://www.riseschool.org/

Shriners Hospital for Children https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc

GiGi’s Playhouse – Houston https://gigisplayhouse.org/houston/

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

    VIEW VIDEO

Memories

Ronald Jay Honer

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
John Davis

January 15, 2021

My condolences to Marcia & the Honer family. Rob was a great person both personally and professionally. Always a pleasant person and easy to work with.

God Bless,

John & Jeanette Davis

Cindy Segler

January 15, 2021

Dear Marcia and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. He was such an amazing person. He always had a smile on his face and was just great to be around. The service was a wonderful tribute to a life well lived. The boys eulogies were touching and well delivered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Cindy and Lloyd Segler

Connie Dierking

January 14, 2021

Marcia and family,
Thinking of you and Ron with so many great memories. Marcia, it was destiny that put us together as roommates so you could meet your future husband. My heart hurts today for you and your lovely family. But I also smile for a legacy of all things kind and gentle and wonderful. Love you my friend.
Connie

Joe Waters

January 14, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Ron's passing, Marcia. A great person has left us, leaving a void here on earth, but he will be a great addition to those in heaven. You are in our prayers, Marcia, Brad, and Matt. God bless you all!

Joe and Sherry Waters

Roger Thedford

January 13, 2021

Ron and I coached youth football together starting in 1997 in Coppell. We developed a mutual bond in sports that lasted many years and Ron was always the consummate gentleman whether win or lose. Whenever there was a need, Ron (and Marcia!) responded, whether it was serving on a board, assisting with equipment or preparing the field for play. Although Ron was a great instructor and coach, he was even a better man and his lasting memories are not in the wins and losses but by the quality of impact he had on his community and the young men he influenced along the way. I am proud to have known him as a friend. Marcia, Brad & Matt, my heart goes out to you all and your extended family .

Keith Ball

January 12, 2021

Such a heart breaking loss for Ron’s family and friends. He was such a great person and friendly to everyone. I’ll always remember lots of good times in high school and also in our college days at KU. Our condolences to Marcia and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sarah Lentz Spellman

January 12, 2021

When I think of growing up in Atchison I think of Ron. He was my first boyfriend in kindergarten and we remained friends throughout school. Even though I hadn’t talked with Ron for years, I am devastated by his passing. To Marcia and family, I hope your memories nourish you during this difficult time.

Anita Kreissl

January 12, 2021

My sincere condolences to Marcia and family. So sorry to hear of your loss of your loving husband, Ron.

My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and yours!

Anita Kreissl

Peggy Uzelac

January 10, 2021

Ron was a wonderful neighbor of almost 25 years. He always had a hello, a wave and smile to share. Rich and I will miss him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Ron Honer, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home in Coppell, Texas. He was the husband of Marcia Honer, they shared what would have been 40 years of marriage this August.
Ron was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jack and Norma (Hedrick) Honer, the second of three children.
Ron and his siblings grew up in Atchison, KS. It was there, on the banks of the Missouri river, that his lifelong passion for sports began. Ron attended Atchison High School, where he excelled at football, basketball, and track. He graduated high school in 1975 and went on to attend Kansas University. In college, Ron developed an affinity for tennis, enjoyed flag football, and even claimed to be a ping pong champion (his family remains skeptical). This is also where his devotion to KU sports was instilled. He was an enthusiastic and dedicated supporter of KU basketball, and an always-hopeful follower of KU football.

Ron and Marcia (Waugh) met in 1979 while boating on the Missouri River with mutual friends. They married in August of 1981 and moved to Dallas, Texas shortly thereafter. Their son, Brad, was born in 1985. Opportunity knocked, and the family moved to Lindenhurst, Illinois in 1988, where they also welcomed their second son, Matt. Ron and family relocated to Texas again in 1993, where they built a home in Coppell, Texas.

The son of a construction supervisor, Ron made his career in Business Information Systems. He started as a representative with Exxon Office Systems driving all over the DFW metroplex installing and supporting fax machines and networks, ultimately leading to a career in network engineering at Allstate Insurance Company, where he worked for nearly 30 years.

In the hours away from work, Ron continued to enjoy sports. Whether it was playing softball, tennis and golf, or coaching his sons’ soccer, football and basketball teams. One of his greatest joys was watching his sons play sports. He relished the opportunity to coach and teach them, whether in an official capacity on the field or gently and deftly providing informal coaching on the many drives home after practices and games.

In retirement, he and Marcia road tripped around Texas, taking in the sights, but always in search of great barbecue. His ideal trip would include stops for brisket, ribs, and, of course, his grandchildren.
Ron is survived by his wife, Marcia, their sons, Brad (Aubrey) and Matt (Alex); his granddaughter, Elliott and grandson, Calvin, as well as a grandson due in May. Other survivors include his brother, Steve (Sherry), sister, Gail Rice (Gordon) and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his father in-law, Bob Waugh and brothers and sisters in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15 at St. Ann Catholic Parish located at 180 Samuel Blvd. in Coppell. Covid-19 precautions, including mandatory masks and spacing requirements, will be in place. The memorial service will be available via live stream as well and can be accessed at the following link: https://livestream.com/accounts/264631/events/9218861