Ronald “Ron” Sheridan Haigler, 77, born Oct. 12, 1941 passed away peacefully on Oct. 09, 2019 at the Medwest Harris Hospital in Sylva 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 and Bryson City.
Along with his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by brothers, LeRoy, Robert, Edward, Eugene and William Haigler; and 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, Calif.., Tom Haigler (wife Rosemarie) of Bryson City, John Lowery Haigler (wife Melba) of Cherokee; sister, Mary Lou Salter of Richmond, Ky. and Milton, Fla.; and, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 11 in the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home with the Rev. James “Bo” Parris officiating. An immediate burial followed the service in the Birdtown Cemetery of the Cherokee Community with friends of the family acting as Pall Bearers.