CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ronald Dean Inman, 54, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill.
He was born April 12, 1954, in Poplar Bluff, the son of Alvin and Bonnie Lee Spradling Inman.
He and Susan (Clark) Inman were married on Sept. 29, 2007, at a intimate backyard ceremony in Cape Girardeau.
He received his masters degree in nursing from SEMO State University and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Throughout his life, he deeply touched the hearts of all who met him. As a nurse practitioner at Benton Comprehensive Family Health Care, he exemplified the meaning of commitment, compassion and care for every patient that he had the joy of serving. His selfless acts and duty to others became a symbol for which his family knew him best. As a husband he provided love and security and as a father he encouraged self-discipline, independence and respect for others. His greatest joys in life were fishing with his son and spending time with his grandchildren and dogs, Rusty, Will, Daisey Mae and Soozy. He will be sadly missed by all those life he's touched
He is survived by: his wife, Susan Inman; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Chris and Danielle Inman and Michael and Becky Inman; one daughter, Deanna Inman; one stepson,Tristan Frayser; four stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Delbert Murphy, Chelsea and Todd Williams, Alleigh White and Lindsey Frayser; his father and stepmother, Alvin and Olama Inman; his mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Guy Dicks; three grandchildren, Andrew Inman, McKayla Allen and Claira Williams; uncles and aunts, Gary and Shelby, Norman and Francis, and Nellie and Marcie; one brother, Alvin Inman; one sister, Lana Jackson; his best friend, Vince Maurer and wife Christy; and numerous cousins, friends and acquaintances.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home, where funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Luther Rhodes officiating.
Burial with full military rites by the Missouri Honor Team will follow at 1 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.