Ronald Thomas Oliphant

October 27, 1946 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 73)


Ronald Thomas Oliphant, 73, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 with the love of his life by his side.

Ron was born in Hackensack, NJ on October 27, 1946 to Robert and Marion Bayne Oliphant.

He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, he was a Cub Scout leader, and a member of Statesville Rotary.

On March 24, 1973 he married Carol Lee Folke. They spent their days traveling, camping, and running a business together. Ron and Carol’s love and dedication was like no other.

Ron enjoyed fly fishing and cheering on the Statesville Greyhounds (#40), Appalachian State Mountaineers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His pride and joy was his family.

Ron is survived by his wife Carol, son Ryan and daughter-in-law Lauren, grandchildren Addie and Bo, all of Statesville; brother Bob and Kathy Jo, of Hawthorne, NJ; sister-in-law Gail and brother-in-law Anthony, nieces Alison and Amanda, all of Tom’s River, NJ.

A service will be held in Ron’s memory at First Presbyterian Church in Statesville on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The family will speak with friends following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church and Fifth Street Ministries in Statesville. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Memorial Service
December 7, 2019

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
125 N. Meeting St.
Statesville, NC 28677


Fifth Street Ministries
1421 Fifth St., Statesville NC 28677

First Presbyterian Church
125 N. Meeting St., Statesville NC 28677

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