Ronald Edward Hussey

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Ronald Edward Hussey, 65, of Robbins, N.C., died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Memorial service will be at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Mamie Alley and Reverend Donald Burns, Jr. officiating.

Born October 2, 1952 in Robbins, Ron attended North Moore High School and Appalachian State University.

He began working with MidSouth Airlines and had a long career in the airline industry retiring from American Airlines at Raleigh-Durham International Airport one year ago. A longtime resident of Apex and working at RDU many years, Ron never met a stranger and everyone has a story to share about talking to him when passing through the airport.

An avid runner, marathoner, animal lover, concert-goer and sports fan, his biggest cheers were for his daughter Lindsay Katherine, followed by the LA Dodgers.

Ron is preceded in death by his father Clarence E. Hussey and survived by his mother Edith W. Hussey; daughter Lindsay Katherine Hussey of Portland, Ore.; brother Randy C. Hussey (Claire) of Robbins; sister Lisa Brown (Kenneth) of Asheboro; many loving nieces and nephews and many close cousins, family friends and coworkers.

Memorials may be made to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina (greyhound ) or Moore Humane Society ( ).

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hussey family.

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  1. Edith and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Ronald . He was always so kind to us .My mom (Frances Oldham ) thought a lot of him also. He always had a kind word and a smile to share. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time.

    I have worked with Ron since 2010 at American Airlines (USAirways), I remember the day he retired, he was happy to be able to do

  3. We were so sorry to hear of Ronald’s passing!!! He was such a special person. Our prayers and love are with all of you for the days ahead

  4. DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Chris, Cory, Mike, Marsha, and Victor.

    The Dude abides. I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that.

    – My Name Is Still Not Brian


  6. GRANDMA’S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by The Turner’s and The Enlund Family.

    May family and friends comfort you and we pray the love of God enfolds at this most difficult time. You are in our prayers. Love, Tracey Rick Hunter Jackie Brandon Dy

  7. Lindsay, our thoughts are with you and our love, as always. So sorry to hear about your Dad.

    Donna and Jeff

  8. I’m sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. He was a wonderful guy and great to work with at RDU (Piedmont/US Air).

    My thoughts and prayers to Ron’s family and friends. God Bless. May he RIP!

  9. I didn’t know Ron. But, one of his cousins is a good friend of mine. His cousin expressed to me and others his heartfelt sadness of Ron’s passing. So, even though he didn’t know me, Ron has blessed me by knowing him through his cousin. My thoughts and pra

  10. MONET’S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Marilyn Dunn.

    With deep sympathy to all for this unfair tragedy. Marilyn Dunn, friend and fellow US retiree

  11. I was sadden to hear of Ron’s passing. I worked with Ron at American Airlines (US Airways) for over 17 years, he was such a great guy to work with. I will always remember out talks about Jazz music and the Jazz Concerts that we had attended. Rest in peace

  12. Our time together in RDU was short lived but I will always love Ron and miss his smile! He was one of the nicest people ever. Even after I moved away, we would still talk about NCSU and Duke! Ron you will be forever missed as you touched so many lives! I

  13. I worked with Ron at RDU, and for a short while together with him at American Airlines, before he retired last year. He made an impression on me with his dry wit and his genuine interactions with so many of our customers. It was an honor and a pleasure to

  14. Ron, I am so sad that your life ended too soon. I always thought of you as being brave and courageous-because you beat cancer, went to concerts alone, went to sporting events alone. You didn’t let being alone stop you from enjoying life. Thank you for sha

  15. With Sympathy & Prayers for the Hussey family. ‘As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live within our hearts.’

  16. I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing just a couple of days ago. I’ll have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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