Ronald Lawrence Cady

Salem, SC – Ronald Lawrence Cady, 74, loving husband of Darla Wendschuh Cady, of Salem, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2023, at his home where he so wanted to be.


A native of Boone, Iowa, Ron was the son of the late Wesley Marvin and Mary Wilson Cady. He retired from Kerr-McGee/Tronox, where he worked in Human Resources. Ron was also a United States Air Force Veteran.


He loved coaching his kids’ sports teams across all sports, and then following them around the country as they competed in swimming both nationally and collegiately. In retirement he found more time for his love of golf, fishing, boating and spending time with friends and his family. No matter what he was doing, he made lifelong friends at every step along the way. He was most proud of his 4 grandchildren.


In addition to his wife Darla, Ron is survived by his son: Kurt Cady (Rachael); daughter: Alyssa Cady Dey (Brad); brother: Jim Peterson (Diane); brother-in-law: Dean Wendschuh (Doris); sister-in-law: Gayle Waibel (Mike); and grandchildren: Maddox Cady, Ashton Cady, Corvan Dey, and Rennika Dey.


In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sisters: Joyce Peterson and Mary Jo Dimmitt; and brothers: Marvin Peterson and Bobby Peterson.


A Celebration of Life will be held at The Club of Keowee Key at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SHINE, an organization that exists to Serve, Heal, Inspire, Nurture and Empower vulnerable youth who are aging out, or have aged out, of foster care. SHINE for Your Future

P.O. Box 941

West Union, SC 29696-9998

SHINE for Your Future is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (EIN 84-3640483), or memorial of your choice.


The family is at their respective homes.

Blessed be his memory.