Ronald Frederic Haigler

Born: Mon., Oct. 12, 1942
Died: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
Location: Long House Funeral Home

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Ronald “Ron” Frederic Haigler, 77, born October 12, 1942 passed away peacefully on October 09, 2019 at the Medwest Harris Hospital in Sylva, NC following a period of declining health do to diabetes and COPD.  He was the son of the late Don Haigler and Cora (McLeymore) Haigler and a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and a life long resident of  Cherokee, NC and Bryson City, NC.

Along with his parents Ronald was preceded in death by brothers, LeRoy, Robert, Edward, Eugene and William Haigler; two sisters, Evelyn Kay and Betty Elaine Haigler.

Ronald was always a pleasant and fun to be around and his “candid” and dry humor will be missed.  Rest in Peace “Ron”

Ronald is survived by brothers, Frank Haigler of Lincoln CA., Tom Haigler wife Rosemarie of Bryson City, NC, John Lowery Haigler wife Melba of Cherokee, NC, and sister, Mary Lou Salter of Richmond KY and Milton, FL. And, many Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home from 11AM to 1PM.  A formal funeral will start at 1PM in the Chapel of Long House with the Rev. James “Bo” Parris officiating.  An immediate burial will follow the service in the Birdtown Cemetery of the Cherokee Community with friends of the family acting as Pall Bearers.



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