Ronald Keith McCauley, M.D.

October 6, 1948March 25, 2013

Ronald Keith McCauley, M.D. beloved husband, father, was called to his eternal home by the Lord on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the age of 64. He was born to Virgil and Mildred (nee Daugherty) McCauley on October 6, 1948 in Chariton, Iowa. He graduated from Simpson College with a B.A. He then earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University Of Iowa College of Medicine, followed by a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston and a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine. While serving 8 years the U. S. Army, Ron reached the rank of Major. He was appointed Chief of Nuclear Medicine in Frankfurt, Germany and Consultant to the Surgeon General in Nuclear Medicine for the U. S. Army European Forces. After practicing radiology for over 20 years, Ron was elected as a “Distinguished Fellow” by the American College of Nuclear Medicine. Ron had a quick mind, curious nature and a passion for learning. He was a man of integrity, honesty, and loyalty to his family and friends. Ron had a great sense of humor and dry wit which filled our home with laughter. He will be remembered as a kind and compassionate man to all who knew him. But Ron’s true passion in life was his incredible children, Mark and Melanie. They were truly his greatest gift to the world and his ultimate source of pride and joy. No moment of his life was wasted with them! He gave them a legacy of faith in God, close family bonds, high educational endeavor, and the ethics of hard work and endurance. We will cherish our wonderful memories and forever be grateful that God blessed us in sharing his life. Though he is gone from our sight, he remains in our hearts. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Shirley McCauley and niece, Vonna Brown. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Gloria McCauley; son, Dr. Mark McCauley and wife Amy; daughter, Dr. Melanie McCauley; granddaughter, Gabriella McCauley; brothers, Larry McCauley and Robert McCauley and his wife Dorothy; sisters, Marilyn Fletchal and Carolyn Verde; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218. The Rev. Tim Williams, Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Victoria, TX will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Those desiring to make a charitable donation may choose a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ronald Keith McCauley, M.D.

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David Trevino

June 9, 2013

I have just heard of Dr. McCauley's passing. He was such a big part of my professional career and was a positive influence on me. He was a good man who loved his family dearly. My heart is heavy. Gloria, you and your family are in Carmen and my thoughts and prayers.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte, R.Ph.

April 9, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

April 6, 2013

I was so sorry to that Ron had passed
away. I went to high school in Chariton
with Ron. Such a nice man. His accomplishments were not a surprise.
Thinking of you and your family.


Sandra Michulka

April 2, 2013

My sympathy for the McCauley family. I worked with Dr. McCauley at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. He was always very friendly and personable to everyone he came in contact with. He was our favorite radiologist. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

Tom Jeter

April 2, 2013

Gloria, I was sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He is in a better place now. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gina Munn

April 2, 2013

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to the McCauley family-Dr. McCauley was such a kind person to work for and so witty. He was thoughtful enough to call me on my 40th birthday-just because he heard it on the radio. What a delightful surprise that was-God has indeed gained another angel.

Sheila (Boothe) Greene

April 1, 2013

I was very sad to hear of Ron's passing. We went to high school and graduated together. He always had a beautiful smile
and was so pleasant to be around. God is
definately getting an angle.

Norma (Bumbarger) Hatcher

March 31, 2013

I am very sad to hear of Ron's passing. Ron, Bert Lockard, Connie (Burgett)Gwinn, and I sang in a quartet in HS. Had completely lost touch since HS and after reading his obituary, I see his accomplishments and travels were many. But, I still see him as that wonderful guy from high school.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. God Bless.

March 31, 2013
I was saddened to learn of Ron's death. I had lost track of him through the years. We went to high school together in Chariton.

He was such a kind, intelligent guy. My sympathies to your family.

Rose Greeley Rennekamp

March 31, 2013

I was saddened to learn of Ron's death. I had lost track of him through the years. We went to high school together in Chariton.

He was such a kind, intelligent guy. My sympathies to your family.

C David Anderson

March 30, 2013

It is hard to find words to express sympathy to the family of Dr. McCauley because I have not been associated with him or his life for over 47 years. However, I appreciated him as a classmate at Chariton High and as I read of his life accomplishments and the tributes from those who have known and loved him, I am thankful that in the presence of our Savior I will get the chance to fellowship with Ron again. "Then we which are alive will be caught up with them who are asleep in Christ, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." May His peace comfort your hearts in this time of sorrow.