Ronald E. Digby


Passed: Friday, November 20, 2015
Funeral: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Age: 85
Location: Greer, SC

Ronald Edward Digby, 85, husband of Betty Gulley Digby, passed away peacefully at home in Greer on November 20, 2015.

Born and raised in Greer, he was the youngest of ten children of the late Leila Blanche Mauney and Thomas Jasper Digby Jr.

His three brothers, Earl, Walt, and Alfred, and six sisters, Marguerite, Nina, Rosalyn, Dorothy, Mary Frances, and Virginia predeceased him.

Ron graduated from Greer High School, attended Furman University, and served in the US Marine Corps.

He made a career in the insurance business, at State Auto Company in Greer, and at Aetna Insurance Corporation in Columbia as a Risk Manager and Casualty Underwriter.

He worked as the Insurance Manager for Reeves Brothers Corporation in Fairforest. He was a Certified Public Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and taught a course for future CPCUs.

He was faithful to his family, Kilbourne Park Baptist Church in Columbia, and Greer First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, choir member, and member of the Willing Workers Class.

Active in his community, he worked with the Greer Jaycees, Columbia Sertoma Club, and Greer Community Ministries.

He was an avid reader and golfer.


In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by daughter Cynthia Digby Wood (Robert) of Pickens and son Christopher Edward Digby of Greer; five grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Wood (Scott Taylor) of Asheville, NC, Sarah Digby Wood Guth (Gary) of Taylors, Jesse Marguerite Wood of Asheville, NC, and Katherine Elizabeth Digby and Matthew Edward Digby of Mooresville, NC; and two great-grandsons.

Funeral Services:

The family is at home.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Wood Mortuary, conducted by Dr. Rick Ezell and Dr. Wilson Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the mortuary.

Honorary escort will be the Willing Workers Sunday School class of Greer First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Greer First Baptist Church, 202 West Poinsett Street, Greer, SC 29652 or Greer Community Ministries, PO Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652 or online. http://www.greercommunityministries.com/Make-a-Donation.html

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